When I'm sewing I don't listen to music or audio books or TV. I listen to the voices in my head if they are there otherwise I like the sounds of nature outside or silence.
The other day when I was making Bear Foot blocks with those Autumn Scraps I happened to think about being Bare Foot at the Beach. Bear Foot...Bare Foot...see how that works? And before I forgot about the idea I rushed off to my beach fabrics and pulled some fabric that looked like sand and sea and made a few blocks. Oh, yeah...and IT happened...a new start...Bare Foot at the Beach.
I've mentioned it before that I sometimes browse the Ladies' Art Company Block Tool to figure out what to do with scraps. Just as an FYI the Bear's Foot and Bear's Paw are listed as two different blocks in the Tool but I've seen both blocks referenced as Bear's Paw.
Also the other day while I was sorting through Autumn fabric and scraps I came across an Autumn themed charm pack and jelly roll that I won at different times a long time ago as well as a small bundle of quarter yards of Thimbleberries fabric someone recently gifted me. I set those aside to be used in some project after I finished up with my Autumn Stuff scrap bin.
Then it just so happened that someone with the online Stashbuster group posted a link to a Fragments of Cloth pattern at Sentimental Stitches. Oh, yeah...it happened...it was meant to be...a way to use those precuts I set aside. I was inspired by the picture of the quilt but have to admit I did not buy the pattern because I could figure out how to make my own version without the pattern. If I couldn't figure it out then I would have made the purchase because I do love the quilt.
In addition to the precuts I pulled out some old swapped four patches from the Parts Department. And look!...one of them matched the fabric in the jelly roll. Someone named Linda made the four patch. It wasn't made by me. Weird, huh? But, oh yes, this quilt was meant to be.
I also pulled some civil war reproduction scraps to use and picked out the ones that looked like Autumn.
In between other projects I've been cutting and sewing...sewing and cutting...
...and I have most of the parts ready for top assembly.
When I went into the sewing room this morning I asked that voice in my head what I should work on because I have so many choices. What to do? What to do? It's Veteran's Day...
...why not work on those Kansas Troubles blocks in red, white and blue.
And so it happened.