Sorting into Something New

>> Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Now that I'm finished piecing my Mystery Basket quilt, I am working at reintegrating the leftover fabrics into my stash.

I've decided to cut the leftovers into pieces for this quilt from vol. 5, issue 1 of Irish Quilting magazine. Although I really wanted to make one of the more detailed Fall wallhangings, this project will be my next backburner project - one I'm slowly gathering scraps for.

The two sizes required are 3 1/2 inch squares and 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 inch bricks for the outer border.

There are a few half square triangles already sewn together that I'm putting into my orphan drawer for now. They may end up in a label for the basket quilt. If not, I can always cut them down and use them for this quilt.

I'm also cutting 2 1/2 inch squares for another long term project - a watercolour quilt. Eventually.

That leaves me with three more sizes of scraps to deal with and store. Top left are pieces too small to cut into 2 1/2 inch squares and I won't cut any smaller. These go into an applique scrap container.

On the right are pieces I feel are too big to be called scraps, but smaller than fat quarters. They will go into my top drawer of scrap pieces sorted by colour. They work great for liberated block piecing.

The bottom left are strips that will go into my strip bin for making string quilt blocks. They need to be at least an inch wide and usually 3 to 4 inches long.

I'm keeping a bin for the scraps at the end of my table for now.
It's even labeled!
I wrote on the 2 sizes of scraps to put in it,
the name of the quilt they're for and where to find it's pattern,
and the date I started collecting the fabric.

I'm not as organized as Bonnie Hunter, but this will help me get one more quilt done!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


beth August 3, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

you look pretty organized to me!!

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