Confessions of a quilting scrapaholic
Recently I have become engrossed with my scrap pile. This happens every so often when it outgrows its baskets and tries to escape. Scrap is like an alien being that multiplies until it threatens to take over my entire work area. Hence, it requires occasional culling.
A few years ago I culled by making a queen sized bed quilt. This time it has taken the form of several smaller projects. My current obsession began when my sister-in-law asked for donation quilts for a group collecting for young refugee girls having babies. The request seemed simple – quilts about 1 metre square. Even though I had several other things requiring my attention, when I got home that day I pulled out a few scraps I had left over from a baby quilt I had made for a friend.
Several baby quilts later, I had used up a few scraps and I was looking for the next scrap project.
Voila! – a printer cover! (I think he’s a little sorry he asked)
Definitely one of a kind!
It was a lot of fun.
I’m doing the 100 blocks in 100 days challenge. I decided to use my scrap pile for all of the blocks. It’s a lot of fun.
Check out my Instagram to see how I’m going. https://www.instagram.com/quiltingfabrications/ As you can see from my pictures, there are many useful ways to reduce the scrap pile.
Of course as all quilter’s know, it will be back!!!
Maybe it's time for you to declare war on your scrap basket!
Guest post by Leslie Edwards.
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