After dreaming about this quilt for months and months, I finally decided it is time to tackle it. What have I been waiting for? This pattern is awesome! (using this tut) It's so addicting to cut scraps and see them take shape. And, trust me when I say there are scraps to go around here.
And Exhibit B
There just might be enough left overs in these bins to make an entire queen-sized project. Each block being 12" finished, it won't take long for that to come together, right?
Cutting the scraps is satisfying in and of itself. Each piece being tossed in a bin as a throw-away now has new life and new purpose. Utilizing every tiny sliver possible is gratifying. Plus, seeing all these old favorites again is like a visit from a good friend. Am I too sentimental about my fabric? Tell me I'm not the only one.
Might be hard to believe something that looks a little on the ugly side at first will turn into a beautiful quilt block. After getting through the awkward string piecing stage and post a little trimming, voila!
This is my first block - the first of many, many to come! I can see this being a project that is on the sidelines and then center stage and then back to the sidelines again over the course of time. Someday that queen size quilt will be finished - a little memory treasury trove of quilts and sewing projects past.