March definitely came in like a lion, with the goal of sorting through this abomination...
...and create a quilt out of the contents. I have to say, this was a true learning experience! The best lesson I learned from this is - - - do NOT store scraps in enormous tubs! It was very daunting trying to get through this entire tub, and in the end, I had about 20% of the tub that I just pressed, folded, and put into the appropriate smaller tubs that sort by color. But I did cut a LOT of squares in varying sizes, and since the majority of them were 2.5" squares, I decided to make a postage stamp quilt as my March project!
This quilt is really large - about 80" square - and I may add another row or so to make it a bit bigger.
I was a little bit worried about all the scraps working together, but of course, as usual, it looks wonderful! Scrappy really is best, isn't it?
I had a hard time getting a "stained glass" shot because it was so windy, but you can see how the colors glowed in the sunlight...
And I'm very proud of the back side of this top - I was very careful about how I put all my squares together, and every seam goes the right direction and all the intersections "spin"! This top should be a cinch to quilt! I've got a special plan for this quilt already, and will need to finish it up soon - but not this week. I've got a couple of commission quilts that need to be done next!
And here's what I drew as my April goal...
As you can see from the picture below I have plenty of HSTs in a wide variety of sizes, so I should have lots of options - now the problem will be deciding exactly what to choose! Plus, having all of them trimmed to size will make it easier to use them in quick projects in the future.
So that's my progress report on March's goal, and a preview of what I'll be working on in April. It's hard to believe that we're already a quarter of the way through the year, isn't it? But I think, at least for me, it's been a very productive quarter. I've developed new (good) habits and plowed through a lot of scraps! That scrap monster is becoming domesticated.... good thing!
I hope you'll link up below and share your own progress - it's good to see what all of you are doing, too!