OMG - Spring Cleaning
I gave myself Friday and Saturday to finish the Purple Project and to clear off the dining room table. In case you missed it, in my previous post I told how well that went ...
So on Sunday I set about the Spring Cleaning OMG project. Since there's no clear surface in the sewing room, I brought a 70-gallon Rubbermaid tote up to the dining room with a plan to sort through and organize the scraps it contained. At this point I'm thinking it will take about 2 days.
|Bin o' Scraps - 1|
|RSC16 April Color - Orange|
I thought there'd be more!!
After a whole day of pull-press-cut-pull-press-cut -- you get the idea -- where the ironing board was in the kitchen and the cutting mat in the dining room (FitBit almost exploded that day!) I revised my plan and methods.
First, I gave up trying to organize by color. Then I decided to limit my organization to strips (1-1/2", 2", and 2-1/2" only),
|Bins of strips|
|Pile of Strings|
Two days into the process, I still had about 35 gallons of scraps!
|After 2 Days|
All-in-all this has been a trip down memory lane. I came across a single scrap left from the first quilt I ever completed, a quilt for AA who was born in August 2001.
|Square from AA's first quilt|
And a large number of triangles cut from another early quilt, a Stack-'n'-Whack which my husband snoozes under daily.
|Triangle from Callaliope|
The color is a much richer gold than I captured in the photo -- kinda wild and crazy.
|Alex's Quilt - Callaliope|
Notice the line where I removed stitches along the top right edge? Well, I was a beginning quilter, trying to use up things I already had on hand, like thread. This thread was a deep purple, probably 100% polyester, on one of those large spools you could get at the checkout counter at Hancock Fabrics.
|After 15 years ...|