Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Finding F.U.N. in fungly....

I needed to go back to Tonya's blog and re-read the boundries for the Fungly Challenge. I'm so happy I did, as I had forgotten one important point.  I think it was one of the last statements..."think I-Spy or novelty prints"! Remembering that Liberated me even further...as you can see! *VBS*
 And I'm still pulling odds and ends from my stash, looking for the unusual combinations.
 Making these blocks is such fun. I've been spliting 4" squares for the HST's and when I press them, that's the only pressing I do until the end. Normally I would press the seams at the intersections before I joined the upper row to the middle row, etc....but I'm not doing that this time, and it does throw things a bit wonkier! Not sure how many blocks I have so far. Time to count them.
It's been wonderful being home more the past two days *VBS* Jean is doing quite well now, with regards to her hip. It seems odd to me that altho the hip was a secondary part of the bone graft, it is what has caused the more problems.
I've gotten the "Whatever" blocks set with lattice and am adding borders today. I will try to get a backing made today also. Feels good to be rolling again!
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8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

those novelty prints are making wonderfully fun blocks. Hope they continue to bring a smile to your face :-)

meggie said...

The novelty blocks are making me smile too.
Having some fun along the way, never hurts!

em's scrapbag said...

I just love these fungly blocks. We are going to do them in one of our sew ins in our guild next year. The orange with the black cats is fantastic.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

these are fabulous. sooo much fun and not ugly to me. quilt police maybe, but not me. you've got it!

Cher said...

good to see you playing with those blocks Finn, they all look great

Magpie Sue said...

Glad to hear Jean is doing better now. I just LOVE that doggie print with the green striped background. I don't remember seeing that one in the stores or I would surely have it in my stash!

Helen in the UK said...

Very FUN, not so 'GLY!!! Love them :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Fun use of your fabrics! I have been using snips and pieces of novelties more and more in my quilting - a reminder not to take things too seriously! I don't think those blocks are ugly one bit though... that fungly challenge is a funny one because the quilts I've been seeing are so lovely!!!
Cheers!
Evelyn