Ok…like I don’t already have enough to do…..but really…this kind of thing is just my speed…once a month.
Carole from the blog “From My Carolina Home” is sharing a project that is a “scrap buster”. She posted about it in March, and I looked at it and thought…no time ….no time… Today, she released the directions for Step 2, and I was hooked. I know, there are all these blocks of the month, and patterns I have saved etc…but I like this one…so here I go to play along with Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along. This is what happens to me and why I have SO many projects going…oh look…fabric…shiny …ooooh !!!! I like to get distracted by a new project.
I won’t tell you what size, but I will tell you that today, I will go out, clean up the scraps from my last project (QOV) and all those other scraps that are piled on the back of the cutting table and on the little skinny table in the center of the room. My friends KNOW that I love scraps and have gifted me several bundles that are now needing to be put to use and under control. I think I will tackle one piece at a time. Press it, cut it; store it / add it to the “SCRAP DANCE MYSTERY QUILT ALONG. It is NOT too late to start, step one & step two are posted, and I think I can “catch up” today and tomorrow, then I won’t worry about it again until MAY. (While I press and sort & cut I am keeping my eyes open for possible “hexi” pieces…I am short a couple of hexi’s on one of my “rounds” of double diamonds and am on the lookout for a particular scrap!)
If you want to play to – go check out https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/quilt-along-mystery-quilt-2015/
I put a button on the side of my wall to her Scrap Dance Quilt Along too. The button and the link above will take you to the “intro – part one”. Today’s post was step two – https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/scrap-dance-mystery-quilt-along-step-2/
Now, don’t tell anybody…I have dishes to wash, taxes to do, etc. But…the clean up of the sewing room needs to be done before I can carry on QUILTING those 2 Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery Quilts AND my Quilts of Valor top that are waiting. I might even break the vacuum out and clean up the threads and bits on the floor….you know it is SPRING and time to clean up a bit. Hope you are inspired to play with your scraps a little too.
Shhh…..don’t tell; I spent 3 hours working on the scraps. but now it is time to get on with the family life…the dreaded trip to the warehouse store for groceries.
But I DID get something done……