Or any other groundhog? Or maybe even, the sun??? Not me, must be we'll have another 6 weeks of winter. *VBS* My 'scrappy' project is going so well, I thought I'd share more of it with you. I hope no one misunderstood my explaination about how I 'cut up' *S* Bonnie probably does cut squares along with her strips, it's been a while since I read her system. Part of the reason I cut more squares than strips is that I really want VARIETY in what I'm piecing.This pile of cut scraps(which doesn't look like much I know) is the product of ONE hour of cutting this a.m. This is SITTING DOWN cutting. I'm not able to stand for long periods of time like I used to...darn that lower back stuff!. So I've put a piece of that gripper stuff you put in silverware drawers under my smallest mat, and cut sitting at the dining room table.
And this is how I store the cut pieces until they get added to the bigger bins in the sewing room. I made a resolution in January to try and cut for 1 hour each day. I pick a handful of scraps(which I've sort of stacked in piles) and see if I can get them cut in the one session. This mornings work seemed smaller than piles from other days, but some of it was carefully trimming the ravels off already cut strips.
And here's a block that is just perfect for "leftovers". It's made with 4 patches in opposite corners, and HST's sewn into a 4 patch block in the other two corners..
I'm working with 2.5" parts on this one.
There are many ways to lay the blocks out, here is one of them.
And here is another layout where you deliberatly bring the pinwheels together. The block is a nice size at 8.5" This pattern makes up fast and easily.
Those brights are looking good to me this time of year. Why not add some colorful playtime to your day??? *VBS*
P.S. I wanted to add a post script explaining the ever increading number of "typos". It's gotten very hard for me to see what I am typing, as I write the post. I've managed to get the font size to increase in other areas(where reading is required), but darned if I can figure out how to make it bigger while using the "post" option. Anybody have any suggestions? Until then, please forgive my 'hitting the wrong key' problem...LOL