The block rows are labeled and pulled off the wall ready for assembly.
It is now time for another scrappy project to use up the 2 1/2" strips. It is the largest stash of scraps and needs to be tamed. I am working on several projects and will need a "leader ender" to keep them moving.
I enjoyed using the 45 degree template (3 1/2") to make the 6 1/2" Kitchen Sink blocks, so I think I may use a 5 1/2" template to make 10" (finished) blocks. This will require (2) 2 1/2" strips and (1) 1 1/2" strip. The only problem, I will have to determine if I have enough 26" strips (required to make 8 matching wedges). If not, the blocks will be scrappier...which is ok with me.
One of my favorite patterns is "Short Stacks", published by Black Cat Creations, designed by Judy Reynolds. Long before I became a designer for Black Cat Creations, I had already fallen in love with their patterns, especially Short Stacks. My version finishes 56 x 70" (I left off the border).
As soon as I took this picture, I hurried and shipped it off to Texas for my Great Nephew, Kanon. As you can see below, he is pleased. I have a large collection of cowboy/Texas fabric and was able to pull several pieces together.
Ten rows are done -- three left to go! I finally have a name..."Kitchen Sink" (in Pink), because I have used about every thing but the Kitchen Sink! I will rotate a few, but otherwise, the blocks are almost ready to come down and piece together. I better start thinking of another Scrappy project as my leader-ender (Bonnie-ism) for graduation, a retirement quilts, which are also close to coming off the design wall.
Almost done with Row 7! My goal is 13 rows, but the good news .... I have run out of the 3 1/2" strips used to cut the 45 degree units. The duffel bag is empty, so now I am going to attack the plastic bins storing odds and ends sorted by colors. I will grab a handful from each bin and cut them down to 3 1/2", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" strips.
These color bins are also used to make my rainbow blocks for the 2018 Rainbow Challenge. This month, the color is pink -- and there is a BIG bin of pink. I make a Breast Cancer Awareness quilt every year, so the pink leftovers are abundant.
I still have two deadline quilts (graduation and retirement) - so the units above are growing slowly. The graduation quilt is also a Memory Quilt, using shirts from this young man's grandfather, two great grandfathers and grandmother. Both are generating more scraps, however I won't touch those until both quilts are finished (just in case I make a mistake).