Some of you, I am sure, are fans of the chldren and the flying dog in "The Never Ending Story" movies. I have my own version of the Never Enging Story, and I rather like it..it involves scraps of fabric. Cutting up small pieces of fabric into "scrap shapes and sizes" ala Bonnie's scrap saver system...as many of us are..isn't it amazing how fast the scrap bin fills up, and the stash looks the same???? I have way more 1.5" strips than I thought I did. And despite an ongoing project with 6.5" log cabins, a small blue and tan double 9 patch, I still have to have more than what ever fits in the bin. And most they are colors I don't want in my log cabins or the blue 9 patches..LOL. So, onward to a Railroad crossing block. I'm not particular that 6 strips of 1.5" each times 4.5" wide make one set of rails. Actually I toss at least one 2" strip in there, to make sure I end up at 6.5"..*VBG* So my rails look more like string quilt piecing, most of the time. I started this as a charity quilt on Sunday, I have alot of yellows, and many of them mid-sized amounts and quite a few fall into the pale yellow catagory. So they became the 6.5" setting blocks and triangles. I had 3 FQ's of the star fabric, purchased out of a sale box at a LQS. The challenge is: can I get enough 4.5" sqares and the corresponding HST's that I need and keep those all the same, while everything else is scrappy...*VBG* I love a challenge. I'm following(sort of) the layout in Trudy Hughes, book On Point. But she only makes her rails 3.5" X 6.5"...I kind of like the 4.5" better. Slightly bigger quilt and not really any more sewing. Without borders this is pushing 60"+ already. So a good couch size or whatever it grows up to be..Hope you all have some sunshine today...We've hit the halfway point in February...how are you coming on your Feb. goals???