I tussled with this problem all day yesterday - what should I do today for Scrap Basket Sunday? I could start another little quilt. I could pick a block to make scrappy and start a new larger quilt. I could just cut shapes. So why is this a problem?
Take a look at that list of finished flimsies on my left sidebar. Then take a look at my 2013 goals. This year I want to focus on shrinking that list. I've completed 6 quilts this year - which I'm very happy about - but I've already added 9 new tops to the list, 8 of which are little quilts. Goal #3 says "Quilt and bind all small quilts". As of now that total is 14. I have several more little quilts planned for next month, the month after that, etc. So do I want to add another scrappy small quilt now? I don't think so!
I like the idea of picking a block and making a bunch of them from the basket. Can I get away without saying I'm "starting a new large ongoing project", since I didn't want to do that until I finish one already on the list? I did manage to shrink the list by 3 projects by making some decisions, and I could just think of them as more "orphan blocks" until I decide what I'm going to do with them. (Never mind that my "orphan block drawer" is full to overflowing.
I don't feel like spending the day cutting shapes - which helps empty the basket but doesn't result in anything interesting to show. I really don't want to choose this one.
So . . . I guess it is choice number two. Now to pick a block. Should it be very simple like "Shoe Fly" or something more complex. I'm not sure. Come back this evening to see what I decided.