I love trimming HSTs, I love trimming HSTs, I love trimming HSTs - maybe if I keep saying it, I'll believe it soon! Well, while I may not love trimming them, I do like playing with them, so I'll take the good with the bad and power through....
You may remember this tub of bonus HSTs from last week - my April challenge for Scrap Attack 2018. That tub is about 9 x15 x 4, and packed full of all different sizes of HSTs. Very few of them have been trimmed to a consistent size - most are just as I cut them off, unpressed and untrimmed.
Since last Wednesday, I've pulled out some fairly large HSTs - the blue bonus HSTs I made when I was piecing Lilli's annual quilt last year. I've trimmed all of those to 3.5". I didn't count, but I think there are about 150 of them. It barely made a dent, but it's a start!
Then, when I was in Target the other day, they were clearing out all the Easter stuff from the Dollar Spot and putting out new spring and Mother's Day merchandise. My favorite time! I love getting first dibs in this section - it was all I could do to not offer to help them unload the boxes just so I could see it all first! But I found these great glass jars with enormous cork stoppers, and realized they would be perfect to hold some of those bonus HSTs.... so now I have a very attractive visual reminder to work on my HSTs!
So I feel like I've made a good start on my April project, especially since this one is small enough to take with me on vacation in a couple of weeks. I can think of lots of smaller projects that I can make, too! It will be interesting to see if there are enough HSTs to make a quilt, but I don't think there will be.
And speaking of HSTs and projects, here's a beauty for you to enjoy...
Julie is really rocking those HSTs, isn't she? This is definitely some great inspiration!
Hugs and Happy Scrapping!!