I have not been on the computer much lately, so I haven’t posted much of anything! Very taxing set of deadlines I’m up against this month, and I’m still working on them.
The last task I posted was to eradicate a pile, and I got rid of several, but I made just as many more, so I’m not sure that’s progress — ugh!
Anyway, I feel it’s time to move on. And this time, we’re doing something fun! It may not help with the number of UFOs you have, but it might help you use up some scraps and, therefore, you’ll be a bit more organized in that regard.
We’re going to:
Yes, I’m giving you permission to start a new project!
My guild is doing a mystery quilt, and in Step One, we are to cut nearly 1000 2 1/2″ squares! While that really won’t make a dent in my pre-cut 2 1/2″ squares bin, I am at least able to get the lid back on it, and with the steps all laid out like they are (monthly), I might actually use them up.
What project have you been wanting to do to use up some of your scraps?
If we use them up, we won’t have to keep organizing them — they’ll be made into a finished project that we can use and love or give as a gift. Much better than just having them laying around, right?
Is your problem loose scraps? Strips? Squares? Fat quarters?
There’s a scrap quilt for every one of those just waiting to be made. I challenge you to choose one and get started this week. I’ll be sure and show you my mystery quilt when it’s finished.
For my quilt, I pulled out 20 fat quarters from my old 1930s reproduction fabric stash to try and use it all up. All I had to buy was the background. What little 1930s stash I have left is going to get mainstreamed back into my regular stash, and I’ll have one more empty bin — woohoo!