When I couldn't make up my mind I decided to work on two projects at the same time. That turned out to be a great idea.
I recently saw a top on line that I thought was adorable and very doable. So I decided I was going to try to make something similar to that top. I had also started some blocks that are like a trip around the world, from Bonnie's website so I figured I might as well pull out those blocks as well.
The advantage of doing that was that for each piece of fabric that I pulled out of my stash I was able to cut it into pieces to use for two or even three projects at once. So I did not have to put the rest of the fabric back into my stash. I used up whatever piece I pulled out.
This is the block from Bonnie's website:
The other blocks that I decided to work on take different size pieces but I was still able to use up the scrap piece that I pulled from.
Here is one block:
This block required a 4-1/2 inch square for the center, four strips that are 1-1/2" wide and four squares that are 2 1/2 inches square. This block uses lights and darks. So I would cut a 2 1/2 inch strip for the trip around the world and then I would cut 4-1/2 inch square and 2 1/2 inch squares and 1-1/2 inch strips which I would use in other blocks.
Here are the blocks I finished the other day:
I didn't clear a lot of space in my stash but it felt good not putting fabric back into the stash but rather I was able to use it up. So that is my brilliant thought for the day.