|Auditioning units to make Woodland Clover blocks.|
I say "based on" because would I follow the author's instructions and start with a nice pile of neat 5" squares? Of course not! Instead I dived into scrap bins and pulled out strips and odd bits of various sizes. Surely this will be the quilt that finally uses up all those pieces!
When all the cutting was done I had enough pieces to make 20 blocks -- enough for a small quilt that will be donated to a Good Cause. (The cutting took a long time because there was all that finding and measuring and trimming that wouldn't have been necessary if I'd started with squares.)
|This is what a stack of pieces for 20 blocks looks like. |
This may not make a discernible impact on the scrap pile!
As I was pressing my units I noticed this:
|Some of these patches have been around the block a few times already -- can you see the tell-tale creases that show seams have been unpicked?|
One of these days I might actually go the Main Stash and start with larger pieces of fabric, but at the moment I'm having too much fun in the scrap heap.