It's hard to believe, but we've already plowed through the first month of the year, and the first month of Scrap Attack 2018!
At the beginning of January, I drew out my first monthly task, and I have to say, it wasn't the one I hoped I'd draw first!
Truthfully, I was dismayed - my least favorite part of dealing with my scraps, and it was my first task! But I vowed to do my best... and here are my results!
I now have a lovely stack of squares cut to various sizes - 10", 5", 2.5", 2", and 1.5", plus some 4" squares and some strings thrown in for good measure. I also found those wonderful plastic containers which are perfect for sorting these pieces and keeping them neat, which allowed me to keep track of all the scraps I cut this month. I've now placed them in the appropriate shoebox-sized containers for each size! (I got those containers at Target - 2 for about $10.)
AND I have a wonderfully empty tabletop scrap tub, which I now find I crave at the end of the day! I guess what they say is true - that which you can set your mind to do for two weeks will become a habit! So I've managed to learn a good habit - let's see if I can keep it up....
So today I went back to my little box of monthly tasks (thanks to my husband's habit, I have a lot of cool little boxes to choose from!)...
...and this is what I drew out! You may remember the t-shirt beach blankets I made last year...
...running over with pieces to put to good use! My husband's garage is already well-stocked with rags, so this was the best use I could come up with! I've got another design plan in mind that I've been looking forward to using, so this is a good time to work on that. And hopefully, I can get that bag of scraps off the floor this month!
So how did your January Scrap Attack goals go? Did you make any progress? You can link up below and share your progress, and also show off your new task for February. And if you need inspiration - new quilts to use up your scraps - I'm doing a series on Sundays called Scrumptious Scraps. Six beautiful scrap quilts, each one simple to make, just perfect for charity quilts - and conveniently enough, Hands2Help starts in the middle of March!
Take that, little guy!!