Lately, I have been finding myself with a bit of a scrap problem. I have a great storage system for my scraps that works really well for the way I use them. My problem is that my precious bits of fabric are out-growing their space!
With the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge coming to an end, I have been thinking what I want to do for 2017. My goal is to come up with an idea that will really bust some scraps. Initially, I was toying with the thought of making a complete scrap quilt every month in the assigned color. But I knew that could just lead to a bigger list of unfinished projects. My brilliant solution? Each month I will just make a big stack of string blocks.
With October being yellow, I decided to start my quest a bit early. My yellow bin was so stuffed it no longer closed so I decided there was no time like the present. I cut up a huge stack of 10.5" muslin foundations and started sewing using this method. As I pulled my fabric, I tried to focus on using up some of my really old and tired looking scraps. In no time at all, I had completed 14 blocks.
So I decided to stop there. Why 14? No reason - it just felt like a good stopping point. The challenge that I am taking on this year is to see how I use these blocks throughout the year. I may add in older stash yardage, use different colors in combination or even make more blocks in a certain color at a later date.
All I know right now is that my yellow scraps are now down to manageable level and I am happy!
So as a reader, I hope you like string quilts because there might be quite a few in my future. For those of you who don't, no need to worry. I have lots of other types of quilts planned for the next year too!
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