Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolates for Quilters

Why do quilters need chocolates ? or New uses for empty boxes.

The chocolate lady bugs are trying to find a home in the empty Christmas chocolate box. They are out of luck I got there first. All quilters save useful boxes. Those that used to contain chocolates are particularly welcome if I got to eat the chockies Yumm.

This box now holds the cut strips for a fence rail blocks which are part of a Featherweight Challenge
by Natima at Notjustnat. I am using scraps from a clean out. Some pieces are just too small to keep. The cut size of each strip is 1 1/2"x 6". Anything smaller was sent to the paddock. translate bin.

The fabric scraps were saved from quilts and garment construction any cotton was hoarded in the early days. The stars are off cuts from a pair of shorts made in year 8 textiles by my DD in the 80's.


Notjustnat said...

Hey Terry, that is cool you are joining our challenge. I love the colours so far. They are so neat in the tin, my are jumble up together in a mess - Have fun - Hugs Nat

Kathie said...

will be fun watching you make my quilt as well, it has become one of my favorite quilts.
it was nice of Natima to write a pattern for it.

ria vogelzang said...

That's a lovely sight!! Beautiful colours! And it's great that you joined our Challenge!!
We'll have so much fun together!!!
Love, Ria.

Kaite said...

Ter you're just so funny, those chockie lady bugs are trying to eat the fabric strips. Nice way to use up olde fabric, but i would have had a use for what you threw out into the paddock too, collaging my fab'paper, lol. Beads on their way to you today. Kaite