In an effort to make myself work I created a dangling carrot.
When preparing for Edouard by placing customer quilts as well as my personal quilt related items in waterproof bags I uncovered a treasure. Lots of treasures actually. Honestly, it's all I can do to keep from wanting to go play in my fabric stash! Somewhere along the journey of quilting I started cutting my leftovers into 2.5 inch strips (this was before Jelly Rolls for the record). AND! Somewhere along the way I make 40 some odd 4 patch squares from these strips.
Hence my discovery! Hence my distraction!
As a newly certified Square in a Square instructor I am seeing my fabric stash in a whole new way! Why not take those 4 patches and turn them into a SnS project? Perhaps 40 would be enough for a lap quilt...I certainly don't want to make hundreds of 4" four patches and I really don't need another wall hanging...
So, Option 5, "anything in the middle" met my needs of growing my little four patches, but why stop there? I really wanted an Option 2, "go around two times or more" so the square would grow..
I took an hour off for myself and made a few of these blocks. My dangling carrot! Now I'll head back to work and try to be diligent and focus so I can get off early and come play with my dangling carrot. I'm dreaming of a star setting, also done with the Square in a Square techniques.. maybe in the next few Sundays I'll have something to report!
Wonder if anyone out there has a little bit of fabric with carrots on it so I can legally name my treasure "A Dangling Carrot"??? That would top things off rather nicely don't ya'think?