Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Scraps

Last Monday (13th) i decided i'd had enough of my overflowing scraps. I've been saving scraps for maybe 15 or so years. Thinking oh "this would be good for applique or that would be useful in a quilt of some description". But very little was ever used & to add to that i was given scraps & even won a bag of scraps. I spent 7 days & 2 nights cutting those scraps into squares (one of those days being FNSI). They range from 1-1/2" to 6".

The scraps i started with Monday. What is in the big bag at the back used to all live nicely in the basket.
End result & i found a use for all the tins i collected last year. :)
What is left in the basket are pieces for a wallhanging or 2 or a tablerunner or 2.
All the little pieces left over will now be added to my compost bin. A big win for me i think.

Happy Stitching,



10 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Nette, you did have a productive weekend. Well done!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done Jeanette. Huge effort! You are all set now for lots of new projects xx

shez said...

Well done Jeanette it certainly is a big win for you,that's a lot of time e cutting xx

Cheryll said...

That's remarkable... you actually have tidy scraps ~ WoW! Great effort!!! xox

Terry said...

Great job getting your scraps all organized like that! :0)

Allie said...

You know - when you only have 10 or 15 minutes to sew, you could stitch together a quick 4-patch. You'd have a quilt in no time! I think it's brilliant to have them all ready to go like that.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now I understand fantastic idea xxxx

Kate said...

You certainly are industrious and organized! Have fun with your bits and pieces. :)

Fiona said...

that's a really good idea..... and job well done...
Hugz

FlourishingPalms said...

Well aren't you just the most organized quilter! So industrious to get all those bits organized... and doesn't it feel good?! Sounds like you cut all the right sizes, and the leftovers are just that - leftovers. Will you be using pieces as leaders and enders now? I have a friend who makes a "free quilt" every year, as a result of leaders and enders. And since the quilt is free, she donates it to charity. Such a good idea. Hope you have fun with your scraps!