I had an epiphany over the weekend...tiny, fiddly, insane piecing is NOT my strong suit, although crazily KEEPING tiny pieces of fabric for later projects IS my strong suit. How crazy is that?
I have been sorting through my reproduction scraps for tiny bits and strips to make into blocks for my attempt at Sue Garman's properly named "Ohmigosh!" quilt. The smallest pieces are 1/2 inch finished.
I have been watching others work on this project out in the blogosphere...some at an amazing speed...and my hat is OFF to you!
I finally decided I needed to stop and put one of the two block types in this quilt together to see if I have the right stuff to make this. OMG...those four patches are tiny! And the nine patches? Wow!!!
That shoo fly block will finish at 4-1/2 inches...SERIOUSLY, Ohmigosh!
I find myself cutting up every repro scrap...even this cheater cloth...to find tiny bits and pieces to use in this scrappy quilt.
I am SOOO much more comfortable with teeny, tiny APPLIQUE pieces, which I know most of YOU find insane!
Clearly, one person's fabric therapy is another person's insanity...and vice versa!
I will not give up on "Ohmigosh," but I am definitely more comfortable...and faster...with the fiddly hand applique! I so admire my friends who can just whip out the intricately machine-pieced tops. But for me, it is like trying to speak another language that I am not that comfortable in speaking!