I looked around and found another basket filled with pieces so I put them up on the design wall. I wasn't really sure where I had left off with these flannel scraps when I boxed them up. I discovered that I had plenty of 4 patches for a lap quilt, but I no longer have the plaid flannel for the alternate blocks. I was not up for the challenge of figuring out what to do with it, so I put it back in the box for another day. Besides, I have plenty of projects laying around that need attention.
I opened another drawer and pulled out this Jacob's Ladder scrap quilt. This quilt is so old it was the very first scrap quilt I started. I recall how I had so much trouble putting all the non-matching reds next to each other. At the time it seemed very stressful. Fast forward several year, and I throw it all in! The more the happier I am! This quilt was put away only needing borders. I do that quite frequently, and I am not sure why. I had a perfect red for the first border and I already had the squares cut for the outer border. Because my squares for the outer border didn't have much variety (remember this was my first scrappy quilt), I dug through my scraps for more selections. I just have the bottom border to add and it will be ready to quilt. I did not do a very good job with the red values for the center ring of the quilt. A few of the lighter reds are lost. It was a learning experience, so I will not be changing them. The puzzling part is that I have about 50 4" finished half squares left over. I wonder what my original plan was for them. I'm not sure if I miscounted or if I intended for them to go somewhere. I put them in the drawer for a different project. It never hurts to have a few starters.
This pattern is from Fons & Porter Love of Quilting May/June 2000. This quilt is old, but I did not start it in 2000!