Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Scrap Control Update - Week 2
Almost done with Row 7! My goal is 13 rows, but the good news .... I have run out of the 3 1/2" strips used to cut the 45 degree units. The duffel bag is empty, so now I am going to attack the plastic bins storing odds and ends sorted by colors. I will grab a handful from each bin and cut them down to 3 1/2", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" strips.
These color bins are also used to make my rainbow blocks for the 2018 Rainbow Challenge. This month, the color is pink -- and there is a BIG bin of pink. I make a Breast Cancer Awareness quilt every year, so the pink leftovers are abundant.
I still have two deadline quilts (graduation and retirement) - so the units above are growing slowly. The graduation quilt is also a Memory Quilt, using shirts from this young man's grandfather, two great grandfathers and grandmother. Both are generating more scraps, however I won't touch those until both quilts are finished (just in case I make a mistake).
Visit with Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict "I May Have a Scrap Problem" and see what ideas she has.