making old new // making progress on sprockets
This year I have had a goal to "make old new" and in many ways, I'm not sure I'm succeeding. But I'm deciding to be okay with even the small successes. And pulling out a project that I haven't touched much since last spring is a success.
When I started on the Sprockets Quilt, I knew it would be a long-term project, but I also knew that I could technically make a block a month and be done with the piecing in about two years.
Maybe three years ago I started, and I'm nearly done with two blocks.
But considering that the last time I was working on this I finished the first block, I'm happy that it's moving forward.
Maybe it's bad, but one way I've made this long-term project feel fresh again is by purchasing a few fabrics to use with it. Buying just a few small cuts of fabric has gotten me excited to make more diamonds and put them together with the pieces I already have. I even dug out more prints from my stash to "shop at home" and add to what I have ready.
So now I am stitching up the last seams on my second block. These blocks are quite large, so they are best for working at home (yay Netflix!). But basting and piecing the diamonds into sprocket paddles? Much more portable! And I'm seeing things come together.
What's your secret for bringing new life to an old project?