Every year I like to decide on how I will deal with the old to bring in the new! Fabric that is. I always seem to have this grand idea that IF I deal with all my scraps and stash that I will feel that I can bring in all new fabrics - ya right, I know. My scraps seem to multiply over night - sigh.
Well, in the interest of dealing with my scraps I have decided on a couple more scrap patterns that I will be working on over the next little while. One I posted about yesterday - my Scrappy Trip Around the World. I made 10 blocks yesterday to see how I like it overall and I really do! What do you think?
I think this one is really going to use up a lot of my 2.5" strip bin - or at least the larger 16" chunks of fabric. What to do with the smaller one? I have a couple of ideas but nothing firm yet. ;-)
I also really needed to come up with a new leaders and enders project for my 2" square bin because it is really starting to overflow again and I wanted to do something new to me. This is what I came up with - a nice and simple hour-glass and 16-patch quilt. Easy and creates a nice secondary star pattern.
As an added bonus, I am also able to use up two very large pieces of blue and green hand-dyed looking fabrics that have been in my stash forever. I like the fabrics but they never seemed to play well with anything else - except as a backing fabric; but, I have always thought that they looked nice together. Since blue and green is one of my favorite colour combinations this seemed like a great way to use up scraps and stash - win, win!
To create this I just used my 2" squares and die cut the 6" finished (6.5" unfinished) hour-glass units (Studio die 50034, Go die 55002). You can use any technique you might want for the hour-glass units - you can die-cut, use rulers etc. in the end you will achieve the same result.
Why do I like to have my scrap projects decided and lined up? I like to use up what I have and I like to know where I am going with my scraps. Plus, I love having scrap quilts on the bed - somehow I feel better sitting on a scrap quilt rather than a planned quilt - silly I know - but hey!
So what about you? Are you planning any scrap quilts for the New Year?