Monday, November 25, 2013


Have you ever had this happen to you?  I feel the urge to sew but I can't decide on what to sew.  Either I have too many ideas or not enough or don't have the right fabric or something.  Maybe I'm just a perfectionist and since I can't find the perfect thing, I never seem to get away from the starting line.

Today I decided to follow Bonnie Hunter's example.  I found a stack of 5 1/2" squares that were leftover from a scrap quilt I did ages ago.  I decided that I was going to go through my scraps and make half square triangles.  That's it.  No specific quilt in mind.  Just one of those "if you sew them, a quilt will come" kind of things.  A leap of faith, so to speak.  

Well, I had lots more scraps than expected that were at least 5 1/2" square and up to 6 1/2" square so I got started.  I think I made at least 220 half square triangles in no time at all. 

What a sense of accomplishment!  

For now, they are sewn and divided.  I'll leave the ironing and squaring for another day when the light is better in the sewing room.......