It's full of old fabrics I've accumulated from my favorite projects as well as a great bunch of fabrics I got in a class years ago--the teacher offered me anything I wanted from her stash bag and I was like a kid in a candy shop--there are a few treasures in there. It is my go-to bag for bits and pieces.
And I've found a NEW project I HAVE to make:
Today I saw this on the Facebook group Quilts: Vintage and Antique. A very lucky woman in Pennsylvania (Trina Marie) just found this quilt at a shop for $95. It's 80" x 82", the half-square triangles are 1.25" finished and it's in pristine condition. She is so tickled to own this treasure and generously posted lots of photos. Many people and quite a few experts have commented on what a find she has. The fabrics may date from as early as 1850 to the late 1800's. This woman had a DEEP stash bag--a quilter after my very own heart. I just know I would have really liked her.
One of the classes I'm teaching this winter is "Leaders and Enders", learning to create a second quilt while working on primary projects. I have 5 quilts I planned to teach--now there is a 6th--this is a great "lifetime" project. I'll cut pairs of 2 inch squares, draw a pencil line on the back of the lighter fabric and sew a less-than-quarter inch seam allowance. I use a small stitch so that will work just fine. Precise measurements would have you cut 2.125" squares and use a quarter inch seam allowance. You could always use 2.5" squares, and trim the finished HSTs to 1.75" after sewing. Whatever floats your boat.