If a quilter/seamstress has been creating things for over 40 years, and in all that time has never ever dealt with the leftover scraps of those various projects, then she very likely has a considerable amount of scraps stuffed into boxes and bins and shoved to the back corners of closets.
Yes, this is true.
It has been nagging at me that this is something I should face and rectify. I spent most of yesterday tackling the contents of one tub pulled out last week. Here are the results of my efforts.
It sure looks like a very small return for an entire afternoon of pressing and cutting, but I suppose I should look at it as progress - even if it is a tiny baby step. These will save me time down the road, I expect, when I need scrappy strips of 1.5" or 2.5". I already know how I will use those 2.5" squares. Those are set to go into the basket with others I've cut to make more 4-patch blocks, 9-patch blocks or 16-patch blocks. I have even seen some pretty 25-patches that look mighty appealing, so who knows.
I didn't accumulate this messy scrap collection overnight, so I must be patient about controlling it. I don't think I will obsess too much. Slow and steady wins the race, right Aesop?
Linking up today with Kathy and her Slow Sunday Stitching party, Cynthia at her Oh Scrap! party, and Beth at her Monday Making party. That's a lot of partying going on! I guess when all you are accomplishing is cutting up scraps, you make your fun in any way possible! *grin*
Happy Quilting, Friends!