I've been calling these blocks Vintage Thingamajigs for lack of a better name. They are inspired by blocks in a picture at Flickr. My version appears like it might be an Ohio Star variation and has 29 pieces in each six inch block.
I made 15 blocks this month.
I've been working on them for 20 minutes each day since July 1. If I miss a day of 20 minute work for some reason like a broken sewing machine then I make sure to make up those days by sewing longer on other days. I thought it would be fun to see how long it takes to make a quilt by working on these blocks for just 20 minutes each day. The 20 minutes includes cutting pieces, cutting dog ears, winding bobbins, seam ripping, etc and not just sewing.
The shoe box now has 103 blocks. I'm trying to decide if I should make it 10 x 12 blocks (60 x 72) or 12 x 14 blocks (72 x 84). I'm thinking a twin sized quilt is probably the better way to go. Then that means I need 65 more blocks and will be sewing on this for several more months. And that's okay. It's slowly moving forward and I'm not bored with it and it has become my routine now to work on it first thing each day.
I sew a few blocks at a time in stages and am in the middle of 10 blocks to start out December so December may see more blocks than usual made.