I'm sure you all know this - there is one eternal question for those of us who are trying to work through our scraps... why (and how) do they keep multiplying?
Today I needed to make a back for a Christmas quilt, so I dragged out my tub of Christmas scraps and dumped it out on the worktable.
I dug through this and pulled some bits and bobs left over from other quilts, cut some blocks and larger pieces, and started sewing them together.
This sure isn't a fast process! But I was heartened by the thought that I was using up my scraps, and that box would be a lot emptier when I finished!
Almost there! I just needed a little more width, so I cut some long strips from some smaller yardage pieces I had in the stash for the sides.
And here's the finished back! Quite a mishmash of fabrics and scraps, but I love this kind of back - so much to look at!
But you know what happened when I started cleaning up, and neatly folded all the leftover scraps and put them back in the tub?
They filled it right back up again!!!
Seriously - - - how does that happen???
There's only one solution - keep plugging away! Because I'm not going to let this guy....
...get the best of me!!!