I made another 12 inch Clarissa hourglass block. With only 3 blocks made so far I'm only 1/14th of the way finished. I'm making a quilt similar to the one made by Clarissa White Alford c. 1890 . This block takes 1.5 inch strips to make the hourglass units. When I was finished with the strips I put the scraps into the 1.5 inch scrap bin and then I started hearing VOICES.
You should try to figure out how to make those OTHER vintage blocks you like. They look like they can be made from 1.5 inch pieces.
But I was going to use all the 1.5 inch scraps I had at year end to make more spider web blocks.
You can still do that but make the little hourglass units with wings first.
Ok, but I should clean off the mountain at the end of that cutting mat. I can barely cut a 1.5 inch square of fabric.
That's no fun.
If you clean off half of it you can reward yourself with a new start.
Gosh. These are no fun. It's a pain trying to get that red square in the middle of those units to make an octagon. Then I'm not sure how to sew them together with connecting red squares. Ok. I think I got that block out of my system.
Wait a minute...what if...
...what if I add some red corners. Then I will have a square block and connecting them will be so much easier. Hey, that might just work. But, you know...now that I look at it I see an Ohio Star variation.
It would be so much easier to construct them like this instead of trying to make those octagons.
And guess what...since you cut a 1.5 inch HST piece off the beginning of the 1.5 inch scrap before you started cutting hourglass pieces and after you cut hourglass pieces...
...you can make some little 2 inch Broken Dishes blocks.
You really need to finish cleaning off the end of that cutting mat now.
Then may I start something else new?