Hi everyone! How was your week? I am still feeling pretty run down from the demon flu, but carrying on. What are the options, really?
The one thing I accomplished this week was making up the brown Grandma's blocks:
I'll tell you what, I am loving these hand dyes. They are so beautiful and they sew up so nicely. Plus I almost never think that brown fabric looks like chocolate, but these totally do! In this case, a nice creamy milk chocolate. Yum.
So, here's my scrappy confession: remember all of those scraps I was cutting into usable pieces because they were bringing me down and crushing my creativity?
Well, I finished cutting them up and then. . .I gave most of them away.
What?! Yep, they were all nice and pretty in stacks and I put most of them into boxes and envelopes and sent them to various places, including some friends who quilt for charity, where I'm sure they'll be put to good use. It just made me tired to look at them, and it seemed like a good idea to clear the decks and get them out of here. I feel like I lost 10 pounds!
I didn't get rid of everything, of course! I kept enough 2-inch squares to finish a scrappy quilt that I started but is still in pieces, plus all of the 5 inch squares and the bigger chunks. And I kept all of these:
One and a half inch squares! I have about 12,000 of these babies, which I've been saving for years. ( No, I didn't count them! I counted out 500 of them, weighed the pile, then weighed the rest and divided.) I even traded some with friends not long ago, and it didn't really make a dent. So then I did this (with inspiration from Angela's lovely projects):
Postage stamps! I finished the dark blue one above and started a light blue one and a brown one. I don't think this is an RSC project but I could change my mind. I keep finding the last little bits of fabrics that I loved, so it's been fun so far. When I'm done with this quilt I may give the rest of these away too, depending on how I feel about them. Little bitty seams could make me crazy.
Hope you all have some chocolate or at least some fun this weekend! It's going to be quite cold here, but our daughter is coming from Maine to visit, so I'm sure we'll be out and about. And I have to get started on creating some more scraps since most of mine are now gone! Wonder what will happen there?
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, soscrappy for RSC16, and Oh Scrap!