Once upon a time, a long, long time (6 + years) ago, Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild had a star swap. Color choices were spring and fall and some other color palette. I chose fall. It was a typical swap: I made six of the same pattern and gave away five; I received one from each of the other five.
I put five of them away for later.(One block had colors more patriotic than fall, and that star got put with a guild Quilt of Valor project.) Later came, and the logic I remembered — store them with the coordinating fabrics–did not reveal the blocks. I dug deeper and deeper in my stash of related colors to no avail. When I moved and reorganized all my fabrics–twice–they did not appear.
I finally figured I must have donated them to a guild auction and forgotten that I had.
Then today I had to empty one of my yarn baskets, and lo, in the bottom were these five blocks. I wish I knew what logic I had used when I stashed them there!
Maybe, since at the time I was doing more knitting than quilting, I thought I’d get to them soon. But instead of emptying the basket, I just kept adding yarn faster than I knitted it up, so I haven’t seen the bottom in all these years.
Mine is the block with the aqua center. Of course fabrics I once saved to use with the blocks have since been used in other projects.
They are 12 1/2 inch blocks. I could send them as entries in the Sunshine (Link in sidebar) block lotto when the colors are fall colors–assuming I could keep track of them till November. I could make a couple more and make a lap quilt, or I could make even more and sew up a twin size quilt.
I guess after waiting this long, there is no rush. You, dear reader, will be among the first to know.
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