One of my goals for 2008, that has continued on into 2009, has been to figure out a purpose for my scraps.
You know, all those little pieces and strips of fabric left over from various quilt projects.
I'm not talking about my "Stash" that is composed of fat quarters and larger. I'm not talking about UFO's. (yes, I have boxes of those too). I'm talking about those still useful pieces of fabric that you can't bear to throw away.
I was raised with the motto "Waste Not, Want Not".
So, year after year I've thrown my scraps into containers, thinking I'd make good use of them somehow.
I had three large containers full, and all three made the move with me when we moved to Southern Utah. (Don't tell Mr. Cactus)
For some reason a new project always seemed to call to me way before these little guys did.
Anybody else have this problem?
I know my friend Bonnie Miles immediately cuts her left overs into 2 inch strips and makes what she calls "free quilts". I've just never been that organized.
But the organization bug has bitten me, and I'm finally opening up those old scrap containers and making strips.
Boy, have my tastes changed in fabric over the years.
Some of those will be just fine for making baskets.
And the more lively ones can go into "Mumbo Gumbo" that we are all making for our Dixie Diva friendship group.
I still have ironing and cutting to do, but the stack is looking much more manageable.
I'm feeling better already.