Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday - 5/14/14

After some help a few weeks back from a friend, I got 1 of 3 bins of my scraps sorted by color into plastic bins - - - and then realized I definitely needed more (bins... not scraps.....)

So I picked up more bins.... and this weekend I roped another friend (hi Mackenzie!) into helping me organize the other 2 (and a half..... because I had since made more scraps) bins.  We chatted, we laughed, and pretty quickly (relatively speaking, of course!) - they were sorted

Now what do I do with all these pretty scraps?!

{Not pictured: rainbow scraps from Maureen Cracknell's recent de-stash.... yes, I realize I *may* have a "problem"}

My hubby actually came up with one idea - - - and I'm going to give it a try this weekend for an upcoming auction.... but it definitely won't use ALL of these scraps (and I'm bound to make LOTS more).

Maybe once I FINALLY start cutting out my Avatrix Medallion Quilt I'll get on a medallion kick and make a scrappy version of that center block for a pillow?!  Hmmmmm.....

So I'd love to know what your favorite scrap-busting projects are!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - can't wait to see what others are working on!


Anonymous said...

I keep all my scraps, and I hope someday to make a scrap quilt with pieces from all of my quilts--a scrappy retrospective as it were!

Cindy said...

I've made several quilts with my scraps over the 20+ years of quilting but my fav was one made with 3 inch nine patches that I gave my best friend on her 50th. It had all the fabrics we had bought over the years together. I made the nine patches using the "leaders - enders" idea that I first read about on Bonnie Hunters web site.
Can't go wrong with any scrappy quilt!

Hannlib said...

I sold all my scraps at the start of the year. Such a relief!! One thing is for sure with quilting - you'll always make more scraps!!

deborah said...

Nice work on the scrap organization... calling in reinforcements was a good idea ;)

I just love scrappy quilts. I haven't yet, but I'm thinking of making a scrappy postage stamp quilt. And maybe a hand pieced hexagon quilt.