There are two ways to be fooled.
One is to believe what isn't true. The other is to refuse to believe what is true.
When will they end? There are still a bunch of Ocean Wave triangles: both individual and in sets of four. I thought there were just enough for a five-block baby quilt but, no. Silly me. While I love the finished quilts, I'm sick of making the same pattern.
Here's my plan to avoid counting and continual cutting of new triangles. As I finish a "round", I'll move the outer half and quarter blocks out, add a new "round" and fill it with waves. As soon as there aren't enough to finish one more round, this quilt will be done.
In the photo above, I've moved the outer blocks, added a new round of center squares and then filled the waves in around them. These are leftover triangles from all my previous Ocean Wave quilts, ignoring all colors and values. The Use Them Up philosophy.
There seems to be enough triangles for one or two more rounds. Perhaps one and a half. Then it would be a rectangle.
Since I enjoyed Steven's previous book, The Guncle, tremendously, The Celebrants was on my list. It reminds me of The Big Chill although the friends meet for multiple "living funerals." The two Jordans (Jordan and Jordy), Marielly, Naomi, and Craig made a pact in college that each could call a meeting once - when they desperately need to be reminded that they matter and that their lives mean something.
Steven writing highlights the joys of connection and friendship despite the unexpected twists of life.
Enjoy the day, Ann