Wednesday, March 9, 2011
My basket is overflowing! I try to be organized and with each project, I pop all the scraps into a large ziploc bag. The bags are then stuffed with scraps that are in the same colour family or coordinated in some manner. I am starting to have a lot of these bags.
They are escaping from the basket and starting to spread across the room. And I always try to use a ton of my leftover bits when I am piecing the quilt back. I usually use a good quantity of the scraps to add a row of interest to the back. And I still have scraps.
So in the back of my mind, I am stewing about what to do with these. I am noticing that a great many quilters are having similar thoughts and a number of scrap ideas are surfacing on blogs here and there.
And I have to confess that I have a guilty thought. I have had this semi-crazy idea that I don't want to see these fabrics because after making a quilt from them, I may be a little tired or bored seeing them
so much. I made the quilt so why would I want to see them again so soon, in a use your scraps project unless it was really something interesting. Maybe it is kind of like eating leftovers. And here is a perfect Freudian slip. I just noticed that instead of typing scraps, I actually typed "craps." Doesn't that just say it all?