Saturday, April 19, 2014

The One Hour Challenge

Last night I got home from work and heated up the oven to cook a baked potato. While I waited for the oven to pre-heat, I brought out the trash and threw a load of wash in the laundry. What to do while I waited for the potato to cook? (The rest of dinner simply needed to be reheated in the microwave, so no cooking was necessary.) What could I do in an hour?

Could I take the little pieces in this scrap bin,

and surround this piece of white fabric to make a 16-1/2" block by the time the baked potato was ready?

There was only one way to find out.

I selected fabrics, and ironed them as they came out of the bin.

I sewed the pieces into pairs, and then sewed pairs together and kept going until I was done.

It took me slightly longer than an hour, but it did provide quite a diversion.  The next question was did this make a dent in the amount of fabric in the little bin?

Answer: Not much.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Fun challenge to avoid snacking while dinner cooks!

Love these blocks . . .

Megan said...

What thoughts for how you'll use this block?

Sydney, Australia

Maureen Heywood said...

Great idea! Must remember this one next time I am waiting for something to cook. I love what you have done with your lavender scraps!

Valerie Levy said...

Isn't it amazing how many scraps you can use up and make so little difference in the pile! I swear there are scrap gremlins churning them out into the scrap heap while we sleep!

iris said...

So, u follow your Grammy again in joining squares and rectangles in a good way. Great job