A few nights ago I was rummaging in my quilt room, reacquainting myself with a few projects in progress and projects yet to be when I uncovered the leftover pairs and strips from the Strippy quilt. I'd forgotten there were so many. ohmygosh!
I became completely absorbed in pressing and arranging the little four square long strips. Oh the possibilities! I even ripped the red triangles off the leftovers from piecing the columns so they could all lay together in the same box. :D Yes, I rip with a rotary cutter...
I sewed a couple of Sixteen Patch blocks. See what you think. I think they're a little blah. I decided it was because I'd culled out most of the orange, pink and red squares when I made the strips for the Strippy quilt. For that project I didn't want too much in that colorway, I wanted the red triangles to *pop*. But without orange, pink or red of any kind the Sixteen Patch blocks seem kind of flat.
So I spent time last night culling out some orange, pink and red squares from my pre-cut box and began piecing more strips to jazz up the leftovers - adding to my starter!
Are these blocks any better? I found I must've culled out more than just orange, pink and red for the strippy quilt, so I put more color in these blocks. Do you like the "I'd Rather Be Quilting" button? That's to give you an idea of scale. The blocks will finish at 6".But I don't want to start another quilt right now? What am I doing?? I must be out of my mind! No... it's just that I want some no-think-um sewing in the middle of the week when days at work are long and I come home tire but still want to sew. I figure it's better than eating bon-bons and watching mindless TV. It keeps me off the streets. :D