I love when I can combine two goals into one project - don't you? I needed a quilt design for the Rockin' Rectangles series that starts on January 27th, and the String Hamper of Shame started calling my name. Remember this?
Well, many hours of work ended up putting a small dent in that hamper, and creating this box full of strings cut into 8.5" lengths.
After lots and lots and LOTS of chain piecing, I ended up with a tub that looked like this...
...which, when put back into neat little stacks, looked like this. Not much difference, is there?
But the result of that small diminishment of my string stash? A quilt top measuring about 60x67 - no small feat!
It looks so much like the fabric storage behind it, I'm thinking about naming it Stash (and maybe even appliquéing a large black handlebar mustache on it - 'Stache, get it?)
So never feel like it's a waste of time to save those scraps. There's lots of quilts in your scrap bins just waiting for you to help them come to life!!! I hear one calling my name right now......