Freddy and Gwen encouraged us to start our own Parts Department, where we make small pieces when the mood strikes us and keep them corralled until they're needed in a quilt. No specific quilt has to be in your mind: just the urge to sew and no idea what you're in the mood to work on. Make Parts. Yesterday was one of those days.
I unburied my Parts Department project bin, got out the Parts parts (hey, even Parts need parts!) and played.
The Parts Department discoveries. Yummy.
First I took a bunch of the strips (1 1/2") and made strip sets
Then I whacked these babies up into more 1 1/2" strips
Then sewed them all back together again into 16-patches
Aren't they cute? 18 of them (4", finished)
OK, those parts have now become Parts and are ready whenever inspiration hits. On to star parts.
I had already sewn on the wonky points, so I had all the star points made; just needed to put all the stars together.
OK, so ALL the stars didn't get put together. I was getting tired. These stars measure 4 1/2" (finished). Into the Parts to join their brethren (and sis-tren). Maybe I'll sew the rest of the star-parts today, or maybe not. That's what the Parts Department is all about!
Happy New Year to you and yours. I hope it's a great year! No goals or resolutions for me this year - I plan simply to enjoy each day to the fullest.
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