Happy Tuesday! Scrap quilts are so much fun, and this week I’ve decided to get back to work on a project that has kind of been on the back burner for awhile.
I started these fun half-square triangle blocks well over a year ago. I was doing really well in the beginning, and I even have a pretty good supply of half-square triangles just ready to be sewn into blocks.
I’ve done a lot of sewing with Bonnie & Camille fabrics, so it seemed a great way to use left-overs from so many quilts! Several other quilters were sewing these blocks: I know Camille, Carrie, and Thelma all were working on them, but somewhere along the line I got side-tracked.
There were 25 blocks I was going to make, and I only made 8. I realized the other day that the reason I quit sewing was that I didn’t have a great system for keeping track of the blocks I had made and still needed to make. I was following the pdf diagrams on my iPad and didn’t have a system for keeping track (I love pdf’s, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta have the pattern printed out).
So this weekend I printed out the block layout pages. I’m going to put a check mark next to the ones I’ve made, and then I’ll be able to get moving on this project again. I think a lot of the time we just need to figure out why we’ve quit working on a particular project…sometimes it’s a simple fix to get moving…as with this project for me.
Another reason I think I stopped working on this was because I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the blocks. Twenty-five 8″ blocks won’t make a very big quilt…but with sashing and sashing posts and a border…well this might just be a good lap size quilt. I think figuring this out has motivated me too!
Are you working on any scrap projects this week? Thanks so much for stopping by!