. . . decided to make something with the shirts I have been cutting up and the scrap strips I have been putting into plastic bins?
I have been busy hand sewing the binding on the commission pieces, and am almost done. Today, while I was stitching away, I thought about the reclaimed shirts and scraps I have building up on my shelves. I have had several ideas about what to do with them, but never actually started anything. I decided to do something about it. I started small to see if I was going to like what I thought about doing. These nine squares are the results. They are six inch squares right now. I have lots of blueish shirt fabric that I can continue to cut to make more squares. I only got into the yellow/gold/orange strip box today. I think I am going to continue to make these blocks using as many colors of the strips as I can to whittle down that part of my scrap stash. I think this will make a great scrap quilt when all is said and done. Then, I can figure out what to do with the other bins of scraps and the ever growing pile of 2 1/2 " squares.
I am always envious of those of you who are really good about cutting and organizing your scraps as you go along. I am so far behind in even the sorting, I feel overwhelmed at times. I was hoping this summer would be the time I would get it done. Given how fast the days are going, I am not sure this is going to happen, but I will have fun playing with all of it for a while. I don't know how quickly this quilt will grow, but it will. Before I know it, I will be looking for backing for yet another quilt. Oh well. As long as the local Goodwill doesn't run out of nice used sheets, I will be fine.
Joyful quilting, everyone.