I haven't been feeling well the last few days. It's been a combination of a bad cold plus what's best called "intestinal distress," which is probably brought on by cold meds. This means that I've been kind of laying around, pretty bored, with a headache and some bad tv for company. Of course I wandered into the sewing room, too, even though there are many sharp objects in there.
To amuse myself between naps, I pulled out the basket full of leftover triangles to see what I could play with without messing up any of my current projects. I don't know about you, but when I feel sick and try to sew something, I know I'll have to rip it out and redo it later. Maybe it's the meds, but it's safer just not to work on anything important until I've been feeling better for about 24 hours or so. Here's what I started with:
That's a lot of triangles! Many of these were leftovers after projects were finished, some were mistakes made in the wrong sizes, others were made in the wrong colors, and some I just ended up not using. I don't generally make what some people call "bonus" triangles unless the pieces I start with are really big, so all of these were deliberately made. Okay, almost all, because in that mess were some like this:
Yep, those are very tiny! I'm not sure where they came from, or what they'll be used for, but here they are.
Of course, as soon as I dumped out that bin (and isn't the bin itself cute?), I had to sort the triangles to see what I had:
I didn't count them, just kind of put them into piles. Then came the trimming. Most of these were untrimmed, and so I cut them to standard sizes and tried to figure out what I could do with them. I managed to make three small projects from the triangles so far:
The first one is a mini quilt with the blue and white triangles, which were a decent size to start with. The hsts were 2-1/2 inches square, and this little piece is now about 14 by 16. I think it needs another border, but I didn't have the brainpower to choose one today.
The second piece is a little set of pink and aqua broken dishes that's about 8 by 12 right now. I think I might layer this with insulbrite and use it outside by the grill. I know, it seems too pretty for that, but it's leftovers that make a pretty small piece. If you can think of something better to do with it, let me know. A Barbie sleeping bag is not in the cards, sorry!
The last is that little 4-1/2 inch green and black square, which I didn't take a separate picture of, but it's destined to be a little pincushion. Do you all quilt your pincushion tops before you layer them, or do you just leave them? I can't decide.
After all that, I was too tired to go on, so the rest of the triangles will have to wait for a little longer. Depending on how I feel in the morning, I might work on them some more, but I haven't thrown any of them away, so they'll be waiting whenever I get to them.
That's the news from here! I hope you're all feeling well, don't have any more snow, and are enjoying all kinds of good things. If you have some good ideas for the rest of those triangles, be sure to let me know! And I certainly hope this post made sense. Not sure I can tell right now!
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