I haven't started a new project in a long time (with the exception of Lori's doll quilt in January). I sewed a couple sample blocks months ago to capture an idea, but not picked a new project to ramp up the enthusiasm. I've been thumbing thru the quilt library and keep coming back to three quilts. These need to ferment a bit in my brain before jumping in. So, Sunday I grabbed a stack of 3" squares from the stash and, quick-as-you-please, I had 21 square-in-square blocks. Here's a little sample -
I'm considering adding pieced strips around the edges - I've got something in mind. Don't know where it will go from here. Sometimes you just gotta play and let the blocks tell you how the quilt should evolve. I'm a great one for over-planning, so this will be an adventure.
One of the quilt books I return to repeatedly for reference is 'Vertical Quilts with Style'. It gives diagonal measurements and cutting dimensions for side and corner triangles for blocks from 1" to 16" (increments of 1/2") - very handy when you decide to set a block on-point!
Hope to get back to sewing soon - things are crazy busy!