Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cleanup Projects

One of my favorite things about finishing a quilting project, other than basking in the glow of a job well done, is cleaning up the scraps.  Wacky, right?  I can't wait to sew together my crumbs, add a few more strings to my triangle blocks and cut up the fabric that isn't quite large enough to put away.  There's backs for the hexies, some kites for my next kite quilt, and a series of 2", 2.5", 3" and 4" squares.

As I play with my hexies and triangles, I'm planning and plotting what project is next.  Then I clean up my sewing room.  That usually lasts all of one night before my next projects starts to spread across the table and floor.  Large projects may spill over onto the living room floor for days at a time.

Right now there's too many hexies and triangles to make something small with them.  But there's not quite enough to make a big piece.  So in the meantime, I keep adding to the collections and dreaming what I'll make of them in the end.

Next up - a needles case, maybe a pillow, and then the next big project:  the Key West print quilt.

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  1. Somedays I wish I would take the time to clean up after each project like you. But no I am not that disciplined I guess, LOL

  2. Great idea to clean up, do some scrap work, and refocus on the next project.


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