Well, I have been a bad blogger this week - but in my defense, I've been a bad blogger with a wicked cold. We got back into town late Saturday night, had church and company on Sunday and Monday, and Tuesday morning I was at the walk-in clinic when they opened. Two shots, a breathing treatment, and a mess of prescriptions, and I'm finally feeling a lot more human! But I'm afraid the blog suffered through it all, and I haven't touched my sewing machine since I got home!
Apparently God has a sense of humor (and a plan!) because he knew this was the one I needed to draw the most! (And wanted to, the least!) But it is certainly the one that is the most likely to establish a good habit - so here's hoping!
When I posted this pic on Instagram, I had a lot of questions about the sizes I cut my scraps. If I'm cutting without a plan, I tend to start by cutting as many 10" squares as possible from the scrap. After that, or instead if it's not large enough, I cut as many 5" squares as possible, then 2.5" squares. The reason I do that is because there are so many patterns out there for pre-cuts, I know I'll be able to find something I want to do with those sizes. With what's left, I separate out strings (at least 1.5" wide and around 8 or more inches long). I also separate out any strings that are narrower but pretty and save them to be wrapped into rope bowls. Any odd size pieces that are left are squared up and added to my "tiny pieces" box that will someday become a scrap vortex quilt like this...
You can find the link for this quilt along on Crazy Mom Quilts -
Look on her quilt-along tab at the top, and it's the last one in the list.
It should be an interesting month, because I have at least two t-shirt quilts to make, and those are a whole different ball of wax when we talk about the scraps! But I've got a mess of those scraps from earlier quilts too, so maybe I'll get them all done at the same time.
So - what did you draw this month? Did you get a fun project, or a task you keep putting off? Link up and share if you want - it's always more fun if we're
suffering enjoying this process together!