Two years ago at a quilting retreat, I had finished my planned small projects and had time left over to mess around a bit. I sewed a few left over odds and ends together, making a square in the log cabin pattern.
The strips of fabric are like logs of all different lengths, stacked into a “log cabin” of sorts. I made 14 of these squares with the shortest “log” being 1 inch and the longest, 9 inches. I thought it was a good way to use up scraps of fabric that would otherwise not be good for much.
Then I had a brainwave: I could put the squares together and make a quilt!
Okay. How many squares would I need? I had a quilt at home with a different design of squares. It was 10 squares across and 11 down, but was a tiny bit small for the bed.
I could do the same thing and add a border.
Great idea. So how many squares would I need to make? 10 times 11 = 110.
I had 14 done (and it had taken me some time).
Only 96 more to go. Eeeeeeee!!! What was I thinking?
But I had already made 14 and I had the “logs” cut out for many more. Too late to abandon the plan.
…. Last night, almost two years later, I finished the monstrosity. Now, if I snore, I can say I’m sawing logs.