Sunday, 13 June 2010

9 Patch Perfection

We've been talking about the attractions and problems of hoarding on At A Kitchen Table (the lovely parenting forum where I hang out).  I'm not really a hoarder because I really don't like clutter, but you wouldn't know it if you saw my house!  It's overflowing with fabric, yarn, craft books, magazines, buttons, and all sorts of crafting ephemera.  Partly it's because our storage is really limited, but it's also because I really can't bear to throw away anything that is bigger than absolutely tiny!  So I am hugely keen to get going with some patchwork to use up some of the masses amounts of scraps that I have 'stored' in carrier bags...  I'd quite like to make some 9 patch and log cabin pin cushions, and maybe, if I have some bigger pieces, I could try some proper-sized cushions...

I've been browsing on Flickr for some 9 patch inspiration...  Look at these beauties!



So, what are you guilty of hoarding?  Tell me all about it!  I was actually thinking of doing a hoard-busting challenge (with a prize of course - maybe I could declutter some of my craft books!) - if you're interested in playing along, please do say (you're not committing yourself - just expressing an interest!), and I'll try and think of some rules...

3 comments:

Primrose Corner said...

I'm with you on the need to use up little bits and pieces... I love the 9 patch and the disappearing nine patch block. Both are great for using 'bits'....

JuicyFig said...

They are all lovely!
I have a bag that holds scraps too small for patchwork, they are now slowly becoming a peg rug!

Kath
x

Georgina said...

Lovely pics - particularly liked the buttony one, with the quilting around the buttons working really well.
I am not much of a hoarder. I live in a tiny cottage with few cupboards, and the OH is one to throw things away without double checking (yes! - we have had words). Since working on a project that took a number of years due to its difficulties, I have also become super disciplined at not having UFOs, so my stash is fairly modest too! Are I just a saint!!