Not long ago, I found a "lost" project.
Back in about 2007, I started a project that had 360 pieces - no big deal. In 14 sizes - still not a real big deal. As ever I was going for very scrappy & in a surprise to most of you it was going to use cat fabrics.
I had about 1/2 of it pieced & then boxed it up for our move. (The thinking was that this way the pieces would stay fairly flat...)
The box was the problem. I don't generally store things in boxes (I'm a bag lady). So this box sat on a shelf for several years. (I remembered the project, but it wasn't one that called out to me, if you know what I mean.)
Maybe 3 weeks ago, I pulled the box of the shelf, on a whim really, and found this project. While it felt good to find it, it still wasn't calling out to me. Until yesterday.
As I mentioned earlier, I had pieced about half of it & had cut out some other pieces - but there we no notes, so I spent a good mount of time figuring out what I had already done & what I needed to do. (I needed to cut some & sew some more.)
Luckily my pile of "scrappy back" squares was cut to 10.5 inches, because I needed 15 of them for this top. The rest of the cuts cam out of my scrap bin - YIPPY. Although in hindsight, I had a good wonder on what exactly is a scrap, I was able to get 5.5 x 12.5 rectangles out of those scraps... (Yeah, this pattern is ideal for large scale prints & when I started the project several years ago, I cut accordingly - yay me.)
What do you call a scrap? Does your definition change with the fabric? (or your mood?)
By the end of the day, I had all 30 of my blocks pieced into rows, today I will finish piecing the top & pieced the back out of an equally old piece of flannel that I purchased to be a quilt back - so it is fitting.
Then I will piece Fractured blocks so I can come back here later for a Fractured Friday post.
(I also got some happy surprise mail yesterday - a fat quarter bundle of some Voile fabric by Anna Maria Horner - I have that pieced into a back already - I just need a bit more Voile so it will be big enough for my Liberty Lawn & Shott Cotton top. I placed that order yesterday.)