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Things might be getting a little out of hand in my scrap processing center, otherwise known as my sewing room. To be honest, it's a hot mess. That's because I needed to sort the scraps in 3 different overflowing baskets, and the only way I know how to do that is to dump it all out on the floor. So I did.
Next, solid scraps were removed to an undisclosed location, some repulsive fabrics were set aside for possible donation (hey, other people might not think they were repulsive!), and a few tiny or otherwise unusable bits were binned. Now for the real work.
When I was done, I still had 3 baskets of scraps, but now each one had different kinds of scraps in them. This antique basket has 1800s reproduction scraps plus some traditional fabric scraps that will go with the repros.
This basket is all light scraps, the ones that go with bright fabrics. Most are what we quilters call "white-based neutrals". It will be very handy to pull from this basket when cutting pieces for quilt projects.
This last basket is sorted by color into plastic bags. These are my brights, and I have been keeping up with them better than anything else.
Some colors have their own bag, others are sharing. My biggest pile of bright scraps are multicolored. I'm thinking about some projects to specifically use multicolored prints. Any suggestions?
Whew, thank goodness the straightening up is done! Back to sewing!
Here's the design wall, full of Happy blocks and log cabins.
Four of these blocks are purple. Somehow I overlooked them last month. The centers of the happy blocks are from scraps of the RSC color of the month. For the outside strips, I just use a coordinating color.
I have used up all the dino print yardage I collected for Little Buddy's dinosaur quilt. There are a few scraps left, though. Here's one...
and here's another.
The log cabin blocks are always fun to piece. I got to use some of the "new" fabrics I bought at the museum rummage sale in June, plus a lot of old favorites. Dark blue is one of my favorite colors.
And now for some grand children pictures. These are some more from our picnic at a local lake.
My love of novelty prints is not a secret (!) but it just might be getting out of control. Check out these new shoes I bought.
Cats! With fish and hearts! I totally love them! And I really don't care if wearing them makes me look like a crazy old lady. The name of the shoes is Kitten Bitten, and they are very comfortable. Bonus! For every pair, a donation is made to animals in need. No details on what that donation is, though.
It feels so good to get back into the sewing room! I was sick with a sinus infection, and I really missed it. There's just nothing like cutting up scraps and sewing them into something.
But I don't have to tell you that!
Have fun this week, whatever you do.
Cheers for reading,