Inspiration comes from all over. The other day I was reading this blog post and knew that is what I was going to do with my batik scraps. I had just bought myself a gift of the 1 1/2" strip die for my GO! cutter and knew I would use that to cut my strips. I got that bag out and started pressing and sorting, pressing and sorting. Batiks and not batiks. Pretty soon the bag was empty so I grabbed another scrap bag and continued pressing and sorting. Will I ever get all my scraps sorted??? Maybe, but probably not. It is fun to remember where these fabrics come from. I have friends that save scraps for me and most of the time I remember who gave me what.
This morning my neighbor kids are here stacking firewood so I figured it was a good day to cut the batik pieces. I can do this in the kitchen and check on the kids quite often. I love my GO! cutter. In an hour, I had all my batik scraps cut.
There is a bit of waste here but if I used the ruler and rotary cutter, I would have had waste there too. What am I going to do with the waste pieces??? I don't know. My brain says to pitch them now, my heart says you could make a really cool art piece. Sometimes I need to listen to my brain but today I think my heart is going to win. I have a plan for an art piece. Stay turned....
I do know that I am not going to start this project yet. I think it will be a great retreat project. I'll just keep pressing, sorting and cutting. I love that I have 2 less bags of scraps in my room and some great pieces cut and ready to use.
Thank you I QUILT FOR FUN, you are now part of my village.