Last month I inventoried my Centennial stars and decided to make purple ones for September instead of dark blue. (I had lots of blue stars that I made last year, but only one purple.)
And as long as I was playing with purple, I might as well play with pink, too, right?
And that cleared the way to make some green stars for October
Inventory time again.
I'm not done yet since I really like making these, and they're only 6" blocks, so it's going to take quite a few to make a good-sized quilt.
Next I turned my attention to my Jacks blocks - another block I really enjoy making.
And where there are Jacks, there are buckeyes, since I usually make them in tandem.
When I first fell in love with these little cuties, they were set in a quilt like this -
and that's how I'd intended to use them when I'd accumulated the hundreds that I'd need. (4" blocks. Hundreds might be optimistic...)
But after seeing Bonnie's leader/ender Jewel Box Stars this year,
I'm kind of tempted to set them like that. I've got lots of time to decide, since I'm nowhere near having a lot of these yet.
When I put away the Jacks and Buckeyes (and you'll notice that they even share a bin - they really are linked in my brain!), I decided I might as well count them up, too, as long as I was in a counting kind of mood.
And a good thing it was, too, since I found a few wanderers hiding in amongst the Jacks.
A 4" broken dishes block.
Two little red chicks that should be in the Cluckers bin.
And a pinwheel and a Hope of Hartford block. The pinwheel belongs in the pinwheel bin, of course, but the Hope of Hartford doesn't have a home. (It's a block I auditioned for RSC a couple of years ago. Looking at it now, I'm tempted to start cutting a bunch more...)
And the real surprise was these five itty bitty kaleidoscopes that I'd completely forgotten about.
Good thing I got my Kaleidoscope Shot so I don't come down with THAT infection again. Maybe I should make these up into potholders or something so I'm safe from starting a quilt. (I wouldn't actually need that many more to make just a tiny little quilt though, right? Maybe a couple of blues and another orange or two...)
Uh oh. I'd better hurry up and link to SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap before I do something I regret... Come see all the scrappy fun!