What do you do when you don't know what to do next? Bee blocks, of course.
This is a pair of log cabin blocks for my friend Anna of The Joy Cottage, who is quilting for the Faith circle of do. good Stitches this December. These were made strictly from scraps. For me, that makes a project take so much longer than it should, but I really feel super-accomplished when I use up my scraps.
To be honest, my scraps kinda haunt me. They're sitting around whispering "she better use us". "if she doesn't, she's so wasteful." "oh, yes, sooooo wasteful." "and look at all that new yardage. tsk, tsk, tsk."
Even though I pull from my scraps pretty darn often, I still feel like they are multiplying faster than I can ever use them. Does anyone have a clever solution? I mean, other than the heartless, "toss them!" concept.
This set of blocks was designed by Melanie of Texas Freckles for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. I have no idea how Melanie will arrange all her fun blocks, but this arrangement made me happy! If you like these blocks, Melanie posted a Color Play tutorial.
So, I started cutting squares for that baby rag quilt I'm making. And, I forced myself to drag the kids to Hancocks to get Minkee early this morning. And, wouldn't you know it - they were OUT of the color I needed. So, scratch that. This project will have to wait. Let's try to get started again, shall we?