Part of the quandary with long term scrap projects is figuring out when you are finished. I prepped another stack of orange peel blocks for applique last week. After getting caught in New York having sewn up all my prepped blocks, I wanted to make sure that the next trip has plenty of hand work ready to go. I think this stack should keep me busy for a while. I'll keep going on these until the end of the year. Most of the fabrics are hand dyes and batiks leftover from my Sawtooth Sampler and New York Beauty quilts, so these blocks need to keep going at least until those two projects are done. If you want to check out hand work, be sure to visit Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.
Then I spent some time organizing my OMG Churn Dash blocks. These little guys start with 1 inch strips that have been getting sewn in bits and pieces for several years now. I need to get out some graph paper and colored pencils to figure out how many of each color I will need. The plan is to have diagonal stripes of colors in rainbow order, but I'm not sure how many blocks or how big the quilt should be. I guess I'd better decide that so that I can figure out how many of what to get ready to go. It will still be a long term project, but it can't go on indefinitely. Can it?