This weekend I faced up to the fact that I have an embarrassing amount of scraps. I can't even guess how many times I could fill this basket up with odds and ends of fabric, but I'm going to find out! One of my new goals is to spend time every week creating something from the fabric stash. I have several projects in mind to clean up my odds and ends.
One project is to use my scraps plus the shirts that were my grandfather's to make a quilt called "Peace and Plenty."
Another is to make a pillow quilt by cutting out 4 inch squares, sewing three of the sides together, stuffing the block and then sewing the "pillow" closed. The little pillows are then sewn together to make a comforter (don't think this would actually qualify as a quilt, since it's only pieced, not quilted).
And then teeny-tiny pieces are going to be cut out to make a quilt called "Rose Star." I'll do a sample block next week. This one might be very ambitious.
Along with cutting and piecing all these quilts, I'm working on smaller projects with my scraps. I'm cutting 2 1/2 inch squares for a bath mat and strips of fabric to make a stuffed cat for my secret pal at work.
I'm also going to work in some other projects with bigger scraps, such as these bibs for the children at work:
To keep myself organized I've created a photo album to keep track of all my in progress/completed projects. If I can stick to it, I should have a shrinking stash pile and a photo for every week of something that I've finished up.
Note for family: This does not mean that I don't want any more old table cloths, lace, ect.... I always have room for more of that!