While I'm waiting for solids to arrive for my Brrr! project, I started sorting through my scraps. There's a lot of scrap talk going around these days in the blog world. There's the Scrap Attack and the Sew Scraps Along. I wonder if this is the fabric version of the new year's resolutions. We want to be disciplined and good and frugal. :) Whatever the reason, I'm all for sewing with scraps. I love it, big time. But my bins were getting a little unwieldy. Some advice from Carla came to mind. She cuts her scraps into strips and squares of certain sizes, so they are readily usable at any time.
dumplings, but cutting the rest down really got my bins under control.
love those little stacks of squares- smart cutting them as you go. I just cleaned out my scrap bin and am working on a ticker tape quilt. :)
what great scraps! Your little piles are so pretty!!
I just used some of my scraps for herringbone bee blocks.
I love how pretty those blue and grey fabrics look together :)
Yea!! You go girl! Your project looks so intriguing, Alex. I started using the 2.5 squares that we swapped at MQG last month...so fun to add some fabrics that I don't have! See you soon.
I have high hopes for serious scrap reduction in 2012 - wish me luck!
Looks great! I like the blue/gray piecing, a lot.
I looked in a bin yesterday and realized I have *way more* scraps than I thought. I thought I had them all sorted out by color. No, I also have leftover 2.5" squares from my 9-patch quilts, and various baggies of scraps from I don't even know what. So yeah, I'm going to work on using them up. :)
looking so good!
I think you're right - the scrap projects and other goals to not buy new fabric are our version of "getting in shape". Haha, but more fun!
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