I pulled out an oldie but goodie and decided I'm going to seriously focus on this one to get it finished!! This is called Points of Pride and was featured in the August 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. I knew right away that I -had- to do this quilt...but I think I've been a bit intimidated by the time investment it's going to be. I lugged it back and forth to retreat a couple of times, but I've never really put 100% effort into it. Now is the time!! I know it's not going to be a fast project, but if I just stay consistent working on it, it will be done eventually! I have 12 of 64 blocks finished, so I definitely have my work cut out for me! I think I need to take Dori's advice (from Finding Nemo) and instead of counting how many more I have left to do, I say, "Just keep swimming...just keep swimming! (or sewing, in this case)! :)
The blocks are paper-pieced and these are the "trimmings." I can't bear to throw them out, so I knew I would need to find some way to put them to use!
That's when I remembered this little gem. I picked up this pattern at the quilt shop in Indiana during retreat week one year and it's the perfect solution to use up all those lovely scraps!
Now it's time to buckle down and get 'er done!!