I have a big bin of civil war reproduction fabrics (well, I threw it in there if I thought it was a cw fabric) that I need to reduce before I die (which I hope is not any time soon because I have lots of other bins to reduce too).
While looking around for a pattern I liked I somehow happened upon a picture of a Blind Man's Fancy quilt. I loved it. Then I did a search and found more pictures that I loved and then I found a pattern for a 15 inch block. So I made a couple of blocks just to see if I would still like it. And I do.
And then, since I was in civil war fabric mode I made a few more swapped 6 inch nine patches into 10 inch Sister's Choice blocks.
And then besides the bins of fabric there's the scraps from previous projects that need to be used up. This bag is all 2.5 inch scraps. I've kept them separate because I'll probably make nine patches with them. I don't mix and match my civil war fabrics with other scraps because civil war fabrics are pretty snobby and frown upon those novelty fabrics I seem to use quite frequently.
This drawer has scraps of sizes other than 2.5. I think I'll cut the 2 inch, 4 and 6 inch scraps into 2 inch squares. I don't want to waste any 1/2 inch pieces of fabric cutting 2 inch squares so that's why I'll pick out even numbered scraps. Yes, I'm
At the beginning of the year there will be a swap on Block Swappers Yahoo Group of 12 inch Sunny Lane blocks. (Hey, if you have civil war fabrics and/or scraps it's not too late to join in.) At first I didn't really like the block by itself but when the blocks are sewn together the white (Kona Snow) lanes form a pattern in the background that I kind of like. Plus I can use up some scraps making my blocks. For the swapped blocks I'll strip piece.