Spawn: the seed, germ or source of something - Merriam-Webster.
Yesterday I talked about how I work on quilting projects in short time periods. I also mentioned I may work on several different projects all in one day.
Now I'll tell you how one project here may be the spawn of several others.
I don't like cutting. So I intersperse it with sewing. I also may cut for several projects at one time because that is what makes sense to me.
Let me give you an example. I need hourglass pieces for the project I was working on yesterday (I call Vintage Thingamajigs). So I use the Easy Angle Companion ruler to cut those. BUT I don't want to waste that little piece in the front of the hourglass piece. That's a perfectly good HST!!! There's a perfectly good 1.5 inch HST at the beginning and end of the hourglass (or hourglasses) that I can use in a UFO (Gallimaufry)! And I don't need to cut up the whole 1.5 inch strip because I have another UFO (30s strings) that can use some.
So one 1.5 inch strip of fabric can be cut and used in 3 projects.
The hourglass pieces go into the Vintage Thingamajigs.
The little HST pieces go into a basket and then when I feel like it I pair them up with some neutral scraps to make HSTs...
...that eventually get paired up with some 2.5 inch scraps and other 1.5 inch squares from the 1.5 inch scrap bin that is NOT 30s fabrics to make these little four patch units I started last December - another quilt based on a vintage one. I'm calling my quilt Gallimaufry.
And what happened to the rest of the 1.5 inch strip?? They were thrown into the 1.5 inch 30s scraps I already had on hand.
I've been making these little 5 inch string blocks for years.
Maybe this will be the year I finish this UFO.
Time will tell!