We all probably have some of this, a large pile of scraps. While I love these, it is an inspiration kill when you want to dive in and use them only to see they have to be ironed. It also not fun to have no idea what sizes you have, especially when you want a certain sized piece.
So yesterday afternoon I dumped out the pile and started ironing.
I piled them up into sizes..... strips, big chunks and smalls. The Halloween fabric went into my Halloween stash.
Next I started cutting them into usable size pieces. Next will be how to store them, by color? by size and color? Let me know if you do this and how you decide.
This is all that is left! Pretty amazing. I started with the orange because it was my smallest pile of scraps. I needed an instant sense of accomplishment to get through the rest, especially my blues! I feel like this will make me more productive.
Here are all the orange scraps completely cut up.
It's hard to tell from this picture but they are in the basket that is usually overflowing.
Now on to the pinks...
I wanted to show you this tree block that a fellow quilter, Debby sent to me. I love the polka dot background that really feels like snow! If you ever make anything you see here, send it to me and I will post it.
|Kevin and Bob|
Just because we love to see how things are created, I thought I would show you a kitchen in progress. My husband is renovating his brother Jimmy's kitchen. His wife is Denise, my trainer so I get to see it twice a week. I will show you updates as it goes along.
Today is another freezing cold day here so I believe lots of fabric will get cut up!