As quilters, we all know that we have to keep a handle on our scraps & stash…or have a door that we can close behind us when we leave the room.
I’m not so lucky as to have a door. Matter of fact, I create in a public place-the quilt shop classroom. So I have found a balance between hiding & organizing. This week I have made a huge dent in organizing.
On Monday I reduced the amount I had to organize (see it here). The rest of this week I am going through the small bits and cutting 2.5” squares
What’s in the basket was yesterday’s success. The stack in front is today’s goal. (For info on why I drew cross hatch lines on my GO die, click here: http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2010/10/squaring-up-12-square-triangles-with-go.html)
I am veering off my UFO finishing calendar to get this finished. It’s a UFO too, if you want to spin it that way. BUT it wasn’t on my calendar.
So, the next question is always, “what are you going to make with them?” I usually don’t plan that far ahead when getting the scraps cut into sizes/shapes. Matter of fact, I still have a huge pile of the 2.5” strips I cut last spring. That said, I think I do have a plan for some of these squares. I love the cover quilt from the Loose Change book
And don’t forget this is the size we are using in our current Scrap Quilt Challenge!