Then, I proceeded to make some more blocks for my other current project - my Irish chain, with leftovers from Chain Reaction. I found enough additional strips to make 12 more 9-patch blocks, and should therefore have enough to add another round to this quilt. But, as I was sewing together 9-patches, I went looking for my white fabric to make the alternate blocks. And that's when I realized what I had done earlier. I used the white fabric from my Irish chain, to make the borders on my turquoise/brown quilt. I had just enough fabric - but I was not supposed to use THAT fabric. There are about 4 other pieces of white on my sewing table. But no. I picked up the white I had been using on another quilt. :(
So, I guess my Irish chain will remain small. It is the perfect size for a quiltie so I guess that's its destiny. And the other 12 9-patch blocks with make another small quilt - using a different white fabric.
Lesson learned - FOCUS. And stop trying to do so much at once.