You know what they say about building a new habit - that if you do something for two weeks you're more likely to keep doing it? Well, apparently it's true - because I've been cutting up scraps like crazy lately! After getting through my January Scrap Attack 2018 challenge of cutting up all my daily scraps, I find that I need to take some time each day to cut scraps - which has meant that I'm starting to tackle some of the overflow, too! Here's what I've cut up just since last Wednesday...
Those two boxes are just about as full as they can get - I could maybe get a few more squares in, but that's a lot of fabric there!
And I had a "eureka!" moment this week. Remember last week when I emptied out that wire basket?
I had so much fun working my way down to the bottom of that basket, because there was an end in sight - something that's hard to experience when you are dealing with a huge tub! But I had the sudden inspiration that if I filled up that basket....
...I could easily cut up that many scraps in a week! Fill that basket up enough weeks in a row and I'll have cut through that huge backlog of scraps! So I'm giving this a try. I'm already about halfway through the basket, plus I've kept up with the scraps from things I've been working on all week. Hooray!!
I also started on the beach/picnic blanket this week. Didn't get too far, because we had a large quilt ministry need pop up unexpectedly, but at least it's started! I'm excited to finish this one, which is good because it's a short month - not much more time to work on it!
And now, as promised, a little bit of the inspiration I saw on Instagram this week...
Look at this fabulous nine-patch quilt!!
Sharon's pretty scrappy blocks are wonderful - I think she called this pattern "Stoplight"!
I love this simple scrappy pattern - and the black sashing really sets off those brights!
And look at these lovely Scrappy Dresden quilts - such a great creative use of scraps!
And last but not least, look at these wonderful zipper bags! What a great quick project, and so perfect for gifts. All you have to do is conquer that fear of zippers!
So all in all, a really good week on the scrap front. Slowly but surely, I'm whittling away at those scrap tubs, turning them into useful pieces! I'm really looking forward to making quilts with all those lovely squares someday...