I have sewn myself out of all available 2” black squares that are the corners for half of my Leader & Ender Lozenge challenge units.
Remember last week how Tonya was helping to sort fabric?
I set a stack of blacks aside, just thinking they’d be great for this…but I kind of needed to know how many I needed to cut ---so Monday night I did some math on what units were done, what units were left that needed black corners ---
I was short nearly 300 squares!
DANG! I thought I was closer to being done than that! HA!
((Don’t even let me start thinking of the light corners, I need 800 some of those.))
Cross Cutting on the Accuquilt Studio!
You can see the parallel lines I’ve drawn on the die with a silver sharpie. This helps me lay things completely straight –I don’t want parallelograms, I want SQUARES!
It didn’t take long to have 300+ black 2” squares at the ready.
Lozenge units are mounting quickly as I use them as Leaders & enders while sewing together my current Box Kite block project. I love having two projects going at once!
After these were cut, I started wondering if I should cut neutral 2” squares for the other Lozenges while I was on a roll?
But instead I decided to tackle two beasts at once.
SORT the 2” square drawer!!
I confess, all of my 2” scrap squares were just shoved into a 2” mixed drawer in a 3 drawer rolling cart. And I had to dig for neutrals, or dig for darks…so what better time to sorth them into two containers instead of one? Oh the pieces I uncovered!
Colors on the left, neutrals on the right!
I don’t know if there are the 800 I need in the right hand bin…but it’s a good start. And I’ll clear out OLD stuff allowing me to play with new stuff when this variety goes down.
I am now the proud owner of TWO 2” scrap square drawers…and since I do a lot Light/Dark it just makes more sense. And it’s not such a cram packed disaster any more either!
Squares in their 3 drawer cart!
The top drawer holds 1.5” squares – also unsorted, but I don’t feel the need to sort those yet. But these? Oh yeah – I’m happy!
And let it be said -- if I were just starting to collect crumbs -- I'd sort THOSE color/neutral too! Just for ease of use! ((Someday, maybe, someday!))
And I’m off to Illinois!
Lecture tonight, then two days of classes – I’ll catch you from there!