January Sewing Goal

2015 lovely year of finishesYesterday I talked about my sewing goals for 2015.  One being to work on a scrap project each month.  For January I want to finish up my 10 blocks for a Bright Birch Tree Block Swap.

Via Crazymomquilts on Craftsy
Via Crazymomquilts on Craftsy

A couple of months ago my friend Rachael and I decided to make these blocks.  Instead of making all 20 from our scraps we would mix it up.  We each still make 20 blocks, but swap 10 of them.

First I made up my scrap strips in 2.5″, 2″, and 1.5″ widths.  I tried not to repeat my scraps within each width.  Amazing that I was able to make a pretty long strip without repeats.  It’s great to see scraps from so many different projects in one all together.

scrap stripsI made up four blocks pretty quickly one night.  Might I suggest a really hot iron when you are making these up, the seams can get pretty thick on the smaller strips. completed blocks of bright birch treeI restocked some of my solids during some sales last month and I can’t wait to finish these last six blocks to swap.  I know I still need to make another 10, but right now let’s set the goal for six more to swap by the end of the month.

solids for bright birch treesWhat are you currently working on?