The courthouses are being built one step at a time. Bonnie had recommended making a few blocks at a time, but it is easier for me to make them in an assembly line process.
I sorted my scraps by size - first round is about 2 inches and less than 4 inches in length, second round is between 4 and 6 inches, third round is between 6 and 8 inches and the final round is longer than 8 inches. This kept me from using up the longer lengths when smaller ones were available. It also made it convenient to find the right size scraps.
When I am done with that round of the blocks, all the trimmings and any leftover scraps are thrown away. Remember when I was personifying my quilts by making generations quilts? I am thinking of these blocks as Day of the Dead quilt. These fabrics won't be able to make any more children since the leftovers are being thrown away. They are the last of the line. Yet they are a joyful bunch and showcase a great history of other quilts that have been made with these fabrics.
Then I realized that I had more scraps in the shoe box. Apparently I hadn't sorted all my scraps by sizes so maybe there will be another generation quilt after all, if I have too many blocks to fit into one quilt!
15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 44This week, I finished binding the Drunkard's Garden. If you haven't seen it yet, please do!
I also started the first couple of rounds of more Courthouse Steps.
- 15 Minute sessions of stitching this week: 7 out of 7
- 15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 275 out of 314 sessions
- Success Rate: 88%
Kate's Life in Pieces 15 Minutes to Stitch