15+ Years of Collecting
Nann at With Strings Attached likened my Big Reorganization Project (BRP) to an archeological dig. I think that's a very apt description. I've come across things accumulated in days long past and things I have no recollection of ever purchasing, receiving as a gift, or using in a project.
Yet, there they sit among the detritus of my quilting life!
The BRP continued today with refolding, sorting, and storing fat quarters in ArtBin Super Satchels.
|Fat Quarters in Art Bin Super Satchels|
Well, it turned out the cubbies, with painted black interior, were deep and things just got lost in the darkness. That case has been relegated to the garage.
Over the course of 15+ years I have used various methods of folding and storing FQs, none of which has been entirely satisfactory. My intention today was to standardize to a size that would fit in the subdivisions of the satchels.
As I opened, smoothed, and refolded each piece, I was sensitive to the variety of textures -- some smooth as silk, some coarse and common -- and to the changing color palette over the years. I was also surprised that my eye frequently chose "modern" motifs, long before I knew what modern quilting was.
I filled three and a half satchels and added them to the short shelf just to the right of my cutting table.
My thought -- and please don't laugh -- is that if the strips and fat quarters are close at hand and visible, I will be more inclined to use them.
AND, more importantly, I should be more inclined to put them away!
We'll see how that goes.