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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Prepping my scraps

Three things to be happy about:
(1) finishing touches
(2) tools of the trade
(3) getting organized

Isn't that a nice looking pile of scraps?  I've been busy behind the scenes pressing the scraps I pulled from two containers! 

As I was going through these I noticed a few I might pull out and cut into strips rather than the half-square blocks, I noticed a few that would make great neutrals if cut into strips.

On the other hand, some of the scraps are so ugly they'll have to be cut small - look at that horse!  And the tiger - *shudder*  Is that a piece of Alexander Henry fabric??

But the good thing is, progress is a good thing!  I started out with this:

Now that spot looks like this:

We're moving right along! 

Enjoy your day - this is the last day of winter!  If you're snowed in you still have today to complete your "snowed in" project - sew forth and sew on til later... 


  1. Oh I can't wait to see what you make!

  2. LOL..... I have a piece of ugly fabric that I can't seem to cut small enough.

  3. That is a great snowed-in project and I have a tub of larger scraps that could use some purging. And Gene - cut into 1.5" squares hides any ugly!

  4. We are on the same page, girl. I just went through my scrap bin --- yes, I do have SOME control and there is ONLY ONE scrap bin --- and ironed everything and "Bonnie Hunter-d" them into submission which for me means 1.5,2 & 2.5 inch strips along with some squares & rectangles. I feel so revived just getting that bit done. Which, by the way, is the extent of any "spring cleaning" in this house. No reason to get carried away, right?

  5. Can´t wait to see it reveled!

  6. I started doing this two months ago and need to get back to it. I didn't get far on my first go at reducing the mountain. Maybe I need to work at it a little at a time.

  7. Yeah the horse is pretty bad but I don't mind the tiger at all. I think it would take me a month of 10 hour days to go through my scraps!

  8. I was once told that if you don't like a particular fabric, you haven't cut it small enough! LOL! I hope Spring comes. I'm tired of the cold, chilly weather. Brrrrr!


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