Friday, January 11, 2019
Taming the Red Scraps
I should have taken a "before" picture. I could barely latch the Super Satchel that holds the red scraps. Here's the "after" pic.
Fat quarters (or nearly FQs) go in the left compartments and smaller chunks on the right.
I spent yesterday creating some order out of the chaos. I pressed and sorted strips and squares. The larger chunks were cut into 5" squares because some blogger (I won't name names) mentioned Nickel Quilts which prompted me to review my books (because another unnamed blogger issued a challenge) and now I want to make EVERY quilt in both books (not unlike another nameless blogger)!! Maybe I should stop reading blogs ...
I know from experience that I will probably have to cut those squares into smaller pieces for some of the patterns, but at least I will be inspired to get started if I have a supply of nickels handy.
The Devo and Sew group I sew with is doing an interesting "mystery" this year. Add up the 7 digits in your phone number, open a quilt book or magazine, and make something inspired by what you see on the page.
My number total is 39. I wasn't thrilled with that page in either book 😕. The "rules" allow going 3 pages forward or backward. And it's also OK to chose another source if you don't like the first option. Instead of going for another book, I added in my zip code which made my number 51 and that put me on the page I had already marked to do. I win! Can't wait to get started.
Oh, wait, that means another new quilt on my list ...