WOOHOO! I am going strong on the Sewing Olympics and I’m loving how it’s looking! I was a little uncertain when I first started but once I laid them out yesterday I knew I was going in the right direction.
When starting the project I quickly decided not to mix up the warms and cools within each block. I thought it might get too muddled otherwise. I have actually used up ALL my warms, finishing with a total of 40 blocks! Just look at them!
Why hello there, Pokey. Do you like my quilt?
And the best part of this? I really did throw out the little left over scraps!
I have a bad tendency to keep even the tiniest slivers of fabric because “I might be able to use it *some* day.” It has been extremely frustrating because I finish up a project and it seems I never make even the smallest dent in my stash. In fact, the stash just seems to grow! Case in point: finishing the “For the Boys” rag quilts that were done to use up these same flannel scraps in the first place. I made 2 quilts yet still had a pile of scraps I couldn’t just throw out! I really had to say no to my hoarding tendencies. I*really* don’t want to be featured on that A&E show in future years. BUT LOOK, the scraps are IN. THE. TRASH.
I am still working on the cool blocks, and have 10 finished so far. I think I have more cool fabrics than warm, so I’m expecting to get more than 40 blocks of these.
Totally liking the red zingers in these blocks.
And then I’ll have to decide *how* I’m going to put these all together. Separate warm and cool quilts? OR how about a quilt combining them all? Here’s one idea:
Or something like this?
Hmmm, decisions decisions… Must get back to sewing so I have more to play with!