Hello lovely lovelies♡ How are you on this 24th day of July?? Goodness, another month speeding to the end of this year. It's a rather chilly Sunday here today. Much cooler than in some parts of the world. Gosh, some countries are experiencing sweltering temperatures.....and devastating fires. This planet of ours is certainly screaming that all is not well.
But, to all things stitching. This last little while I have been playing with fabric scraps. Playing with insignificant, little smidgens of fabrics left over from past sewn pretties that have been left languishing in dark hidey-holes; waiting....waiting....to be incorporated into another pretty. So much playing that cheery, colourful flowers have bloomed. This time every year, mid-winter, I always seem to need to fashion something which explodes with happy colour; to chase the chilly, wintry doldrums away. The garden at the moment is drab and rather sad in all it's winter hibernation (and decay) so just because I am in need of some happy colour, right before my very eyes a 'bloom' of crazy flowers has grown. I only meant to fashion a few crazy patchwork flowers to see what they would look like, but after diving into the pile of scraps, alas, I couldn't stop. Yes, they became a wee bit addictive. Octagonal flowers dressed in happy, scrappy, crumbs of fabric.
I used the EPP octagon and square shapes from my Hydrangea Cobblestone quilt; the quilt, which alas, I am still hand quilting. I traced around the octagon shape onto white fabric, added a quarter inch all the way around, so I could turn each side of each flower under, in readiness for hand piecing. Then I began machine stitching scraps of fabric onto the white fabric until a crazy flower eventuated. For the centre of each flower I have used tiny morsels of a rose print. Easy peasy.....oodles of colourful crazy flowers blooming all over a little quilt. Crazy Flowers....sounds like the perfect name for a quilt, if you were to ask me. For the squares, I used a Kaffe Fassett fabric 'Flower Delight' cutting intermittently here and there to add to the beauty of the garden of crazy flowers. Gotta love a Kaffe fabric♡
Isn't it funny how a quilt begins and slowly grows?? One starts with a 'tureen' (well I do) overflowing with scraps; then one begins to throw these pretty morsels of fabric up into the air and voila, a 'bloom' of flowers, a garden of crazy flowers grows. It is always such fun to play with fabric scraps. Though, oh my goodness, playing with scraps certainly explodes into one helluva mess! This evening I will continue to stitch crazy flowers and little floral squares together, joining all the other lovely ladies at Kathy's place. Some happy slow hand stitching, me thinks. And.....because I have been waxing about all things scraps I will join in the fun over at Cynthia's place for 'Oh Scrap'.
Hoping you enjoy a lovely Sunday when it arrives at your doorstep. If you are sweltering from unbearable heat try to keep cool and please take care. Now, if you like me are shivering from the chills of winter, rug up, throw another log onto the fire and enjoy a lovely cup of tea♡ I am having a little holiday away from my blog for a little while. See you in Spring♡ When you next visit my little place, perhaps the daffodils and irises will be sashaying before your very eyes♡ Have a beautiful day, lovely lovelies♡
Until the next time.......