Thursday, July 9, 2009

Snips to Sugar and Spice

I was reciting the poem about what little boys and little girls are made of. You know :
What are little boys made of
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog tails
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
That's what little girls are made of
When DD asked me what snips are. I told her little bits of things. Well I have a lot of snips of fabric In fact my scrap bags were threatening to take over my sewing room. So I decided to tame them. Taking those snips from their unruly state to a more usable state. Do you think all snips are unruly and that's why little boys are the way they. Can you tame their snips? I wonder. Well the fabric snips I've cut into strips and filled these little bins.Then the smaller snips I cut into squares and blocks. They are neatly sorted into these little bins. Now I've gotten rid of the necessary evil (cutting). Yes that is my least favorite part. If I could make a quilt without having to cut it out first I'd be all over that.
But since there are no elves cutting out quilts for me I have to make my own bits for times when I want to sew and not worry about that little evil of cutting.
After a while I could not stand cutting so I went to a much freer method of just putting similar sized pieces together. I add these to a bunch of raw edge applique little girls I made earlier in the week and here is the result.
Now these snips have been tames to sugar and spice and everything nice. Though I still have snips busy being unruly in my sewing room. But that just makes my life interesting. Just like those unruly snips in my three boys.


15 comments:

  1. Very cute. It is always a challenge as to what to do with the snips.

    That is definitely a sugar and spice cute quilt.

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  2. what a wonderful fun and free flimsey :-)

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  3. This is a perfect little girl quilt - perfect for tamed snips...

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  4. SO cute! I love all the scraps together! Is this your next pattern?

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  5. What a perfect little girl quilt!

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  6. Nice use of those little pieces. And I like your reference to taming the pieces like trying to tame unruly boys!

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  7. I love how you tamed those snips! A very cute little girl's quilt.

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  8. Very sweet quilt. So fun to use what you have to create something so nice.

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  9. Well Done it Looks Great...Good Post.
    chees

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  10. Very cute post.. I love what you did to tame the snips. :-) The girl quilt is adorable!

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  11. Cutting is my least favorite part too! I'd love to learn raw edge applique, it's so beautiful as is yours!

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  12. What a cute quilt! Very sweet and pretty and bright and brilliant!!!!

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  13. Great post - the perfect project for all those snips. I am most impressed with you pre cutting your fabric and sorting it by size. Love the sweet quilt.

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  14. I've cut up all my scraps into smaller pieces too - so much neater and so much easier to find just the piece I need! blessings, marlene

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  15. I call them off-cuts here. I do prefer your term of snips though. What a great quilt you made from them.

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