The Stash Ends Here.
I’m still un-burying myself from all of my stuff. I have gotten rid of so many things. I love the new apartment, but I’ve had to totally rethink the storage. One of the things that was nagging me as I was trying to navigate my chair from the sewing table to the computer was my bucket o’ scraps.
This one. It’s overflowing. And has been for a while. So I’m currently working on transforming it into these:
Blocks for a scrap quilt of the future. I’m piecing them improvisationally without making too many decisions about the color (the good news is that most of the scraps go together, since I picked them all out at some point). The funny thing is, that for the first block (on the left) I thought a lot between each seam. And I like it least. The basic idea is to blindly grab 2 pieces, sew them together, trim if necessary, add another piece (trimming if necessary) and so on. I mean, I do think about where they go. But not terribly- I don’t lay out the whole block or anything and obviously I didn’t pre-cut most of the pieces. And I do sometimes use the curve in the shape of the scrap (a la Denyse Schmidt). It’s fun for when I want to sew, but don’t necessarily want to think. It’s rather pink, but, I’m sure I’ll find a use or recipient for it.
I’m also unoficially not buying any more fabric in the near future. I have 2 shelves full of it, and enough is enough. I’ve been pining over the new Denyse Schmidt stuff for a month but so far, so good. I only have stuff I like in my stash, so it shouldn’t be hard to use it. But I should probably stop reading the blogs that showcase pretty fabrics. Haha!
In other news, here’s how Montana looks today. The weather is gorgeous. We’ve been having some thunderstorms, but they’re kind of nice since they cool us off.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend– and stay tuned this week for a book review and giveaway.