Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has been hosting monthly posts with the theme "I May Have a Scrap Problem" since early this year. That phrase certainly applies to me! I love making scrappy quilts, but it feels like the scraps are taking over lately. It's time to get them back under control.
At the beginning of May I pulled this pile of green scraps out of a box of mixed scraps. Green is the color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so I wanted to start with that color. My goal was to get these scraps trimmed to usable sizes, and then to either file them away or use them to make some blocks.
After trimming, I had some nice, neat stacks of squares, triangles and bricks. The squares are cut to the sizes I use most often--1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" and 3.5". The bricks at the top of the photo measure 1.5" x 2.5" and 2.5" x 4.5".
I also ended up with strips in 1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3.5" widths. Again, these are the sizes that I tend to use the most. My method is mostly based on Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User's System.
I still have a pile of green strings that need to be made into blocks, but I don't know if that will get done before the end of May. Maybe next month?
Check out how successful others were at working through their scraps this month as part of the "I May Have a Scrap Problem" link-up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I'm also sharing with the other green scrap lovers at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
Julie in GA