Here is an old project from the bottom of my pile. OK, actually 2 old projects! First up are the 16 patches... I made a quilt in 1991 and these were some of the left-over pieces. And every once in a great while I would sew a few squares together, adding new fabrics - a real scrap bag wonder! Then the sawtooth stars (they are 6" without those borders). I really enjoy making sawtooth stars and made up this bunch about 11 years ago. Maybe longer.
So, here I've had these 2 collection of blocks for some time, languishing away in a little box of odds and ends.
On a cold day this past winter I decided to do something about them and added the white sashings to the stars, played around with the setting, snapped a photo and put it all back away. I wasn't loving it. But today I came up with a new idea so the box is back out and I have seam ripped those 16 patch squares in 2. I have a plan. Hopefully it won't be long before I have a top. Sometimes you just need some years to think things over, you know?
But one thing I have learned - it takes a lot less time to finish something you already have started than to start something from scratch. And I feel like getting something finished. So, I think I will start with these blocks.
Oh - and in case any of you are wondering - that is a paper mitten with stickers in one of the spaces - my son put it there!