Second, here are some other projects along the way:
Finally, the March finish (as in, I am DONE with this one!)
I bought this paper-piecing pattern for Storm at Sea in 2006 and cut the pieces over a (long) period of time with the intention of making it of scraps from other quilts. What I FAILED to do was to make a sample block before cutting the whole thing!!!
I wanted to paper piece this design so the points would be perfect. Instead, carefully piecing along the lines on the paper produced what you see above. The pattern and paper went into the trash, and the thousands of pieces I cut will be re-purposed!
I almost always make a test block, and now I expect it will be always-always instead of almost-always 😉