This is a Tshirt that a friend bought me for my birthday...I do like to think I am the "Scrap Queen" but I sure would like to have them more accessible.
First of all, if you want to be totally amazed with fabric organization, go check out Teresa's system posted on Stash Manicure - click here (and then come back here with your jaw hanging open!)
I am also inspired by the scraps sew along on this blog and want to get my scrap system organized into a more useable system (not even in the same ballpark as Teresa's system, but better than it has been) so I can turn my scrap gems into quilts.
One job I did was to cut up the rest of my dotty scraps for this project - into 1 1/2" squares and 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles. That was a fiddley and boring task but I'm now organized to finish these blocks, which I have been sewing as a leaders/enders project.
Then I dug around in one of the scrap piles and pulled out old chunks and bits, and cut them into 2 1/2" strips.
While doing this, I was pondering why my old
First I decided to cut them into more interesting shapes...half hexagons appealed to me.
Then I decided that I needed to add in some spice...some pretty new fabrics, and I found just the ingredient...a scrap bag from Hancock's that my friend Jake brought back from Paducah in the spring. It was full of strips from Kate Spain's fabric line Fandango. I cut them into 2 1/2" strips and that was when I started to LOVE this project! I have no idea how it will turn out, but it is now more appealing to find out!
I also got into my bright scraps bin and remembered how much I love the primary bright colours.
I ironed some of those, sorted them into a small bits container and the larger pieces were cut into border blocks for the mystery BOM at my guild.
There will be 40 blocks in the border and I have a good start on organizing those blocks.
So now I am feeling more organized and feeling the scrap love again!
I'm so pumped to get to the sewing machine and see how these projects turn out.