Monday, 31 March 2014

ALYOF March Scrappy Success

I did it!  I sorted and cut.  And then cut and cut.  And then cut some more.  It took waaaaay longer than I expected but as of Thursday I cut up my last scrap and it felt so good.  Not only did I cut it all but I used a whole bunch of it as well.  But enough words, on to the pictures.  Just a month ago my scraps looked like this.

         Just a reminder of where I started!

And today it happily looks like this!

6.5" and 3.5" squares

2.5" x 6.5" strips

On the left, 2.5" squares, most of which have been sewn up into 16 patches for Bits and Pieces II.  On the right, 2.5" strips for scrappy bindings.  I use scrappy bindings in all my scrap quilts.

My scrappy strings (less than 2.5" wide) have all been used up in my scrappy strings quilt.

It's such a relief to have this done.  And now I feel like my scraps will actually get used instead of intimidating me with their mess.  As to whether they will stay this tidy, who knows.  I know I am motivated to deal with them after each project when they are small and manageable.  But I also know that when I need to complete projects on a deadline things get messy.

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  1. What's the board with the numbers and post it notes? Good job on cutting up all your scraps-Adrienne did the same thing. Now scrappy quilt tops will take no time at all!

  2. Hi Leigh Anne and congrats on this accomplishment! Dealing with scraps is not the most fun process, but it certainly makes life easier! I have the same question as Jeanette... it's the second time I notice this calendar board... is this how you keep track of your to-do list? By the way I love your scrappy strings!

  3. Looks great, Leigh Anne. Congrats!!

  4. So nice to get your scraps under control. Must feel so good. You have seen my bins of about intimidating. Someday I will concentrate on cutting them all up into useable sizes.

  5. Congratulations! I need to do this badly (want to pop by and help me, lol)! Yours look great and so organized and I can't wait to see what gets made with them :)