I'm working on a batik rail fence variation. I've been busily sewing together all of the "rails" I got at a retreat swap. They are now sewn in pairs. Tomorrow or Friday I hope to get them into "4s" so I can then figure out how much sashing I'm going to need. Here's what I do know -- I want a bigger quilt. I figured out I was going to end up with 14 12" blocks of rails. Hum, a 2 x 7 set? Or 3 x 4 with a few left over? I don't think so!
Today I made enough rails to be able to make 3 more blocks. Except, really 17? That is definitely not going to work. Tomorrow I will count all the blocks I have and decide whether I really need more or not. I will probably want to make 3 more blocks. (I may not have remembered the right number so it could be more or less!) Twenty blocks would be great as a 4 x 5 set. Then just add sashing and border/s and I'll have a nice size quilt.
I'm linking up with Red Letter Quilts, Let's Bee Social, and Needle and Thread Thursday. Take some time to see what folks are doing in their studio. Mine needs a good straightening as I've been grabbing all sorts of batiks to try to finish my blocks. I refolded the batiks I wasn't going to use and put them back on the shelf. I still have a pile of reds out from several weeks ago.
I'm curious how you store your bits and drabs of scraps. I do try to keep cutting strips and squares. But I frequently have bigger pieces that I just don't know what to do with. Think of the excess fabric backing from trimmed quilts. I'm considering starting a plastic box for each major color. (The boxes can be stored under my stacks of fabric on the bookshelves and I actually have the boxes. stored They are half full or less with bigger odd pieces. What's your plan for odd ball size fabrics? I could sure use some help!