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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scraptastic

I always come home from a day of sewing exhilarated. Sometimes tired too, but usually that much more motivated to work on my projects. Saturday at Bonnie's class was no different. I always say that I am not a scrappy person, but I just finished a log cabin quilt that is kinda scrappy, and I do like 2 or 3 color scrap quilts. I just can't do the "stick you hand in the bag and sew whatever comes next" kind of scraps.

Sooo, after listening to Bonnie's lecture and class, I knew I had to do something with my scraps. I keep them in pretzel buckets from Costco (thanks mom!) and have started to exceed the size of those. I just throw stuff in willy nilly, including scraps of binding, triangles, and snippets of fat quarters.

When I arrived home Saturday night, I knew I was way too tired from the whole week to sew, and Mike and I wanted to spend some time together. We got the first season of Entourage on DVD earlier in the week, so decided to start watching the episodes. I decided to pull out all my scraps and divide them as follows: lights, darks, binding in a baggie, and triangles in a baggie. About halfway into it, I realized I had way more darks than lights, so subdivided the darks into red/pink/orange/lighter purples and all other darks.

I am so happy at the end of it - now I feel like these are really going to be usable pieces of fabric whether I am working on a quilt, a block, or just need a little snippet of fabric for paper piecing.

Thanks Bonnie for your inspiration!

2 comments:

jillquilts said...

Very cool!!! I need to go back through my strips that I had already sorted and pull out my squares. Of course, I still have a stack of boxes and bags with scraps in them to go through.... It's a lot of work to get started. :)

Moneik said...

I think all my scraps could fit in one container! Glad to see you got them organized.