May 20, 2013

Just Piddling

That's what I say when I'm busy, but not accomplishing anything that really needs to be done.  I'm not sure if piddling is a verb, but that's what my grandmother used to say, and I can't think of a better way to describe my weekend.  Except for too short.  A little of the time spent piddling was on these blocks.  They're made using the Cross My Heart pattern in my new book.  Instead of using a single background fabric, I used lots of little scraps to make light and dark blocks.  And instead of an on-point setting, I'll be using a straight setting for these.      
 
 
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13 comments:

quiltmania said...

Sounds like fun, piddling around. I think my grandmother used that expression as well. LOL.

liniecat said...

Now here in Uk........
piddling is also used as in
piddling with rain or
I piddled myself .............lol

I love little scrappy pieces used for blocks and yours look smashing : )

Stephanie said...

What a happy pile of prettiness. If that's how you piddle, I like it. :o)

Janan said...

Well, I think you have a lovely pile of "piddling" fabrics there mam'.
How pretty! Congratulations on being on the Pat Sloan radio talk!

Mama Pea said...

Yippee! So excited I'll have something fun to listen to on my walk tomorrow morning. I hard my podcasts for that. :-) Can't wait!

I bet your piddling is wonderful and is how you come up with so many neat designs.

a good yarn said...

Piddling means something a bit different here! Looks like you are having fun though.

Laura said...

Piddling is one of my favorite things to do and I am quite good at it! LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Piddling is my favorite pasttime -- and sometimes it's amazing how much you can get done while piddling. I love those pretty little blocks!

MamaT said...

I like the word "piddling" and use it quite often, as did my mom and my grandma. It MUST be a real word!

Carla said...

What a cute little pattern....and I like the scrappy idea, of course!

Cheryl said...

LOL....my mom always used the word piddling so it brings a smile to me for sure!! Very pretty blocks.

Adrienne said...

In New Zealand 'piddling' means the same as 'peeing', so i had to laugh when I read that your Grannie said it all the time...she would have gotten some strange looks there!!!

desertskyquilts said...

My grandmother and Mama used to say that, too. It's a funny word. Love the blocks you did. Those would make great leader-enders, and could be completely scrappy, if needed.