I'm working on a mystery band sampler for the 35th Anniversary of my EGA Chapter.
It started last January and I'm only slightly behind instead of really behind. That's because I'm stitching 2 inch squares instead of rows.
When the band of the month is a repeating pattern, I can simply stitch one of the repeats, but for bigger designs like Pikes Peak or the EGA Logo I need to crop the pattern to make it fit in the square.
I've been using scraps of leftover linen and basting the 2 inch squares. Recently I basted 6 more squares so when I have a spare moment I can fill in the squares.
I'm probably going to end up with more than 12 squares. Some bands will become multiple squares. I've also come across some patterns I'd like to include just for fun.
Originally I was going to sew the squares together into cubes but now I think I'll add small fabric borders to each square and make a wall hanging.
I'm hoping that this idea works out. I've gotten many strange looks from people when I describe my plans.