I inadvertently started a new project.
"I didn't mean to," she whined, "it just happened."
You know how sometimes you're just walking along, minding your own business, and suddenly you fall into a new project? Ouch!
I blame the Quilt Guild. Every time we get a new Guild president, the members make blocks, following a theme of some kind, as a gift for the OGP (outgoing president.)
This year, we are doing stars again, and the OGP likes Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
I happen to have a small stash of Fassett scraps, all gleaned from the Guild's Treasure Table.
And I have a pattern from Quilt Ventura, called the Split Variable Star, finished size, 6 inches. Perfect!
(If you were to contact Quilt Ventura, I bet you could get a copy.)
So I made one. I figured I'd crank it out and be done. But it was so darn cute!
Besides, due to the way one makes half-square-triangles, I ended up with an extra center piece.
What's a quilter to do?
Make more blocks, of course!
Then I realized, since one corner of the block is different from the other, a secondary motif would emerge if one were to make a whole friggin' bunch of the darn things, which are, as I mentioned, going to finish at only 6 inches each, so one would need a whole friggin' bunch if one wanted to make a whole friggin' quilt, wouldn't one?
Actually, these are really fun to make, and the arranging possibilities are endless, so, let the scrappy quilting continue!
I made a different block for the OGP.
Sorry, but the split variables are mine, all mine!