Since my sewing room was nice and neat and all my scrappy strips were halfway neat I decided to make the other 3 Friendship blocks. Lori wanted 8 inch wonky half Log Cabin blocks with 3 sets of added strips. After a false start in which I started out too small and added strips that were too narrow; I started over with wider strips. Uh-oh, I really do know how to count or I thought I did. I added 4 sets of strips but I think it is OK because Lori's instructions said add sets until it is big enough. If they are not OK will make 3 more replacements.
Here are the three that I made and 2 of the small ones that were not going to grow up to be 8 inches. I like the way they are going to look and I have started a few more. I am going to square them up to 4 1/2 inches. This should help me to use up all my smallish scraps.
I was looking through my boxes of fabric and realized that my stash is rapidly turning into mostly pieces that are too small to use for anything but scrap blocks. My goal was to use up my stash and I might just do it. I have a few pieces that are 2 to 3 yards and a few that are 1 to 1 1/2 yards and I have a lot that are less than 1/2 yard and a lot more that are less than a fat quarter. I also have a lot that are very small. Those very small pieces are impossible to organize. If I sort them by size it is hard to find the color I want when I am making scrappy blocks and if I sort them by color I find myself digging through all the pieces to find a piece the size I want. I have pieces and parts in a bunch of different boxes and there is no order at all to them that I can recognize; although I know there was some reason that I put them together. Maybe probably the reason was I was cleaning up my room and had to get everything put away.
At any rate I am tired of being driven to distraction trying to organize that which it is impossible to organize. I went to Target and bought some shoe box size containers for all my small scraps, sorted by color. Then I am going to make 4 1/2 Inch wonky half Log Cabin blocks and also blocks for the collaborative quilts project until those boxes are empty. We'll see how that goes.I really like the 8 inch 1/2 LC blocks better but I want to use up my small strips and they are mostly too narrow or too short to do very many the bigger blocks without cutting more strips. (when I said they are small I meant small). I am not opposed to cutting more strips but I really do want to use up these small ones.