I still have Garden Party on the design wall so I laid these blocks on the floor just to see how things were coming together. On my list of weekly goals yesterday was to cut enough strips for 42 blocks. I had 22 strips sets done in various stages so I needed 20 more.
I got those cut and paired up here. I would like to say that there is nothing in my 2.5 inch drawer longer than 16 inches but I can't. Despite cutting 252 strips from the drawer there is still some long strips left. I brought my laundry basket in and dumped the whole drawer into it so that I could sift through it and get the best variety. I found fabrics that I have not seen in years. I put everything except the smallest pieces that I will cut a 2.5 inch square from back in the drawer and it still looks full, but I do feel better about it now.
I have everything in these strip sets, 30's, batiks, civil war, Thimbleberrys, brights, Alabama prints, Halloween and Christmas. You name it and it is in there. But put them all together and it will still make a pretty quilt. This will be something I can sew on when I just have a short time at the machine or when I just want mindless sewing. Does anyone else need projects like this?