I have to say, my February Scrap Attack goal has really got my cutting mojo going! I spent the last week cutting up scraps all the time, it seems.
...and started cutting the largest pieces I could from the remains. I used either my 20" wide template or my 15" wide template, and cut either full or partial squares, depending on the size of the t-shirt. Most of my blocks ended up being 15" wide. I discarded anything that was left after cutting out the large pieces. Because I don't interface these pieces, larger pieces are easier to work with than smaller ones, and I elected not to cut any small blocks this time. I already have a large stash of small blocks tucked away (of course!)
Look at those two lovely piles of blocks!
Now, that was so much fun that I decided to tackle the big tub full of older t-shirt scraps. Got through that, and started checking all the corners of the studio for more t-shirt scraps...
And when the dust settled (seriously, it's really dusty in there!) I had a tub full of nicely cut and rolled up t-shirt pieces, that will be perfect for beach and picnic blankets! Here's an example of one I made last year that we used at the beach...
...and by the time my husband came up to watch the game, here's what I had cut up!
Dang, I feel virtuous!
This week I'm hoping to get started on my beach blanket, in between some commission work and some quilting for the quilt ministry. Maybe I'll have some progress to show you next week!
Do you ever get the urge to cut scraps or organize and go on a spree? I'd love to know I'm not alone...