They were great for applique. I had a huge source of small pieces to cut applique from. But, I don't do much applique. And, I have two applique kits, ready and waiting. So, no need to use scraps. And, the supply kept growing.
After I read Bonnie Hunter's post on Quiltville, I decided to start a leaders and enders project. I cut scraps into squares until I was thoroughly tired and started a quilt. It was and is going nicely. I'm almost done with the 100 blocks I wanted to make for a scrappy Irish Chain. And, as is typical for me, just at the end, I decided I want to make 21 more blocks...maybe. Or, maybe I'll just add a wide border.
Anyway, I needed a scrap users system and I had this old sewing box that I picked up for a few dollars at an antique store.
It's perfect for sitting under the extension arm of a sewing table. The wheels mean I can easily pull it out whenever I need to.
It holds squares and bricks in a variety of sizes. I save from 1.5" square to 5" square. Anything too big to cut into those squares gets put back in the fabric bins after I cut off any odd size pokey edges left from previous cutting.
We had lunch with friends yesterday and despite the fact that it was about 190*, we dressed in our pretty summer clothes.
It took a while to get her to let me touch her. What's up with kids? All she wants is attention, until she's getting it.
Here are Rob and Sydney
Take care and have a wonderful Monday. School starts today! YEAH!