Monday, May 17, 2010

When Life Serves You Scraps....

Make Klosjes!!!

I finally succumbed to these sweet little blocks!  I've been reading about them for quite some time now and after seeing them on so many blogs, I decided to try my hand at making a few!  Well, a few turned to many and now I think I may be addicted!  Thanks to Valentina for her great tips and advice and also to Pappy's Quilt Place for supplying a handy little stamp for making the preparation of the block pieces a real snap!  Pappy's sells stamps so that you can just cut out your pieces after inking them onto your fabric!  Ingenious!  I ordered mine today and look forward to their arrival!!!

And if my day wasn't fulfilling enough, the post-lady brought a new book to my door, Material Obsessions, which appropriately describes my relationship with fabric!!  LOL!!
Anyways, it's absolutely YUMMY and it's inspired me to great extents!!!

Tomorrow, I'm off to Malmö, Sweden, for our annual Quilt Guild tour!  We're visiting lots of great places, including Veronica's Patchwork!  Stay tuned for a report on our adventures!! 

Have a great evening!

Mary Ann


NADINE said...

Mary Ann, I'm just discovering your blog and I LOVE it ;>)
I"m particularly in awe, seeing your Dear Jane blocks in K Fasset fabrics : sooo special !
THANKS for the inspiration, dear, I will certainly come back VERY often !
ENJOY your klosjes...

Nadine said...

OOOPS... forgot to tell you about those wonderful pictures of your quilt guild exhibition ! BRAVO ;>)

Aunt 'Reen said...

I just LOVE those Klosjes! Been trying to think of a little gift idea for friends that are donating fabrics for my DJ. I could make kloskjes from the leftover scraps & frame them!

Thanks for sharing Mary Ann,
I really enjoy reading your blog!


Janet said...

Welcome to the klosjes club! Your blocks are looking lovely. I can't wait to see the stamp, it sounds ingenious.

Stephanie said...

I just love seeing the pretty spools popping up all over.

Have a great trip!!!

Angela said...

I just ordered that stamp yesterday! Can't wait to get it and get started on some Klosjes! Looks like we have DJ in common, as well! :o)

Karen said...

Wonderful klosjes! I love the stamp idea.

Joke said...

Welcome to the Klosjes-club; you've made some lovely klosjes already. What are you going to make of your klosjes?
I enjoyed being on your blog and will certainly visit you again!


Ann-Christin said...

Nice to see someone from Denmark going to Veronica's in Malmö. You should tell us next time you are planning to go to Malmö. We are a lot of quilters which likes to meet in Veronicas to talk show and drink coffe!

Mary Ann said...

Ann-Christin, thanks so much for your comment! I'd love to send you an email and perhaps set up a quilt-meeting, but your blog is set at "No-Reply"!! If you read this, please contact me at the email address in my profile!
Have a nice day!!

Anonymous said...

nizzzzze klosjes!