But I forgot to mark what blocks I was planning to do! I couldn't find my place, where I left off, what my plan was when I finished up last time I sewed!! Have you ever done something like that?
I remembered going through the block patterns and placing HST paper in between the pages where the finished sizes matched, along with some strips and squares of fabric I intended to use. But something must have gotten into the plastic bin and rearranged everything because some things were obviously mixed up...
...hmmm, Miss A was working on her project this weekend. I wonder if, while I was busy with E working on HER project, A wandered over to this bin and went shopping.
Oh oh!! Under the table sits a little pile of scraps. On this pile of scraps is a little piece of patchwork. Not a WHOLE piece, mind you. A chunk of a piece, cut from a block I had in a bin of practice blocks. It was a portion of a mariner's compass. If you've ever done one of these, bless you! They are gorgeous but kind of intimidating.
The one I did was very basic. One row of points in an arc that would have made a quarter of a circle if I had sewn the last piece in. It was to have had a quarter of a circle sewn to the center, with the arc around the outside edge.
I had used a pack of fat quarters that were reproduction fabrics from the Civil War era.
I'm quite sure I would never have made a whole quilt with this pattern. Heck, I couldn't even finish one square before I lost heart. But seeing that little pile of scraps under the table made me sad.
However, I am quite sure that Miss A loved that piece of patchwork, so I cannot be TOO sad for it. The piece has served a purpose, and after all, if something I did brought a little joy to at least one other person, I am happy.
But I'm going to make sure that the things I really care about are put away high up on a shelf!!
Keep on sewing!