I made great progress on my Quilts of Valor leader/ender project…right up till I counted the remaining background blocks.
Yeah, so, I thought it was a nearly never ending stack of those 6″ flag squares, but apparently it’s not! I’m going to run out at eleven blocks, and that’s only because our QOV chapter fabric
hoarder coordinator found four more squares. It was cut by someone else, so there’s no selvage and no one who knows what the fabric is…not even Google! For a while I debated how I could solve this dilemma… Nine squares with wide top and bottom borders? Ten squares in a 3×4 layout with something in the middle? Turn everything on point?
Eventually I went with the obvious scrappy solution – make 13 blocks with entirely new backgrounds, mix ’em up, and have two quilts. I mean, duh – I’m not lacking in patriotic background fabric AT ALL. I also have a decent stack of reds and blues in not-quite-scrap and not-quite-fat-quarter size. This should cut those down to true scraps. And it’s a nice and easy leader/ender. And since I’m saving the bonus triangles, this gives me another well-rounded set.
So now I’m at ten out of 24 blocks, and I cut up another stack of five to keep me going through all the rest of the monthly piecing. How did you do on your BOMs this week? You can link up here or at What a Hoot!
See also: Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward Monday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Let’s Bee Social, WiP on Wednesdays, Midweek Makers, Sew Some Love, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, Oh Scrap!