The saying “go big or go home” accurately describes this block. The applique went fine – nothing too earth shaking there. Making the quarter square triangles was surprisingly easy. But then – it was time to trim them down.
Oh wait – I have a better quote. “All good things must come to an end”. I was carefully following the 45 degree angle line on my ruler to trim up the sides but what I failed to notice was I didn’t have the middle cross hatch centered at 1″, which I needed to hit the midway point of a 2″ square. There’s a block in here that’s really wonky. But the good news is the fabric I used in here is pretty busy so I don’t think in the end it’s as obvious as I thought it was going to be. Whew!
I try to stay moderately organized since I typically have multiple projects going on at once. I have these cloth boxes to hold each project – nothing fancy; they’re available at Target, Lowe’s, etc. I just like the size of them. The rule is 1 box per project. And back in February, I had 1 box for the Splendid Sampler. We’re 76 blocks into 100 of them so I should be nearing the bottom of my box or at least be three quarters of the way through, right?
Of course not! My stash has literally doubled! When I realized it was overflowing, I figured out that there was a big mess of a bunch of tiny pieces in there mingled in a bunch of untouched layer cakes, fat quarters, etc. So now my second box has the big pieces and when I need tiny pieces, I just go to the other box. No more buying any more fabric for this sampler!