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Is it a new project or finishing an old one?

Hmm I can't decide. I am trying to use all my bags of stuff that have been organised into projects. Now I have three shelves of unfinished or planned projects and yet I also have tons in my head ready to start. This is a bag of orphan block - the photo is not good sorry.
sorting all the blocks on my bed
 Every-time I make a project and have bits left over I put them in this bag. I can see my taste change just through this bag. Last night I decided it was time to get rid of this bag. The main block of green half square triangles (hst) I made about 12 years ago. The square blocks were a quilt I started but from all my scraps about 10 years, but no progress was made and I decided to put them in the orphan block pile. Then lately my scraps have been a lot brighter and more white based from slightly more modern quilting.

quilt for charity
looking coordinated now but maybe not later!!
So last night I sewed some of the blocks together and now it looks all coordinated - that is the end of the blocks from 12-9 years ago. Now I have modern bits and bobs to put around it. I think the quilt could end up looking quite confused but at least it will be another quilt for the charity I support - Hope Homes International.

So do I classify this as finishing something or starting something? As you can see, I am good at starting and not so good at finishing.

I link to these places and especially WIP Wednesday and Anne at Domesblissity.

Comments

  1. Looking good so far! Will be great to see how it turns out when it's done!

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  2. This is great, I think it will look fantastic, and all for a good cause too.... it's a win-win, you use your scraps/orphan blocks, and a great charity receive a lovely quilt....

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  3. You have done great salvaging a UFO. The green looks modern enough with the other blocks around it. Really well done, very creative thinking.

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  4. The green reminds me of Minecraft games, ask the boys what they think.

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  5. This is looking good. I like the way you're fitting the different sized blocks around the green. It's a great idea.

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  6. Looks great. The little 4 patches are darling. I'm calling this a new project. You are very brave to venture into the orphan block neighborhood.

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