I was looking for something in my UFO closet today and found this in the far back corner.
A really small bag with some fabric in it. Huh?! When did I put that in there. I don't remember any of it LOL!
I opened up the bag and found some all blue 16-patches. I vaguely remember these . . . . and some other squares and a piece of paper.
There is a patter from the 2008-2009 guild year for snowballs along with squares to cut them out using the stitch and flip method. Hmmm. Starting to remember this more now. I sort of remember thinking to match the 16-patches up with some snow-ball blocks to make a scrap quilt. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time because I packaged it all up for another day.
But, I must have had this idea before I understood quilting math very well LOL! You see, those white squares are 2.5" and they will not match up with the 2" cut squares in the 16-patches. I will end up with the HST not aligning with the squares. This wouldn't bother some people, and I don't think it would have bothered me 5-6 years ago when i put this leaders and enders project away; but, this would really bother me now - silly I know but it would!
I remembered the snowball die that Accuquilt sent me and pulled it out. This is a cool die that cuts all the shapes so that you have no trimming to do after you piece. I like that! Maybe I will play with the large blue squares and this die and make a snowball project.
I like the concept I had for a 16-patch, snowball quilt but I really don't like the values I chose here. I think this would be MUCH better if the snowballs were white and the tips were blues, and, the right size for me ;-) I think that would make a cool secondary pattern with nice contrast.
So, I think what I found was in fact not one but two little projects in my UFO closet. Sigh! How can one little bag hold so much stuff!?