At the beginning of March, I found this blog post by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
She had me raising my hand up high!
Yes, I have a scrap problem.
So I focused this month on strings.
My crammed full, can't put another piece of fabric into it, sting bin.
I started out making 3" blocks,
using phone book pages and scrap papers as my foundation.
I am a tear the paper off the back as soon as they are trimmed up girl.
For me, it's easier to do it small bits rather than in one huge paper tearing session.
This is the results of my month of little blocks.
(Not a good angle to see how high the blocks piles really are!)
I do have a plan for these and when Bonnie Hunter's new book comes out,
(She shared the picture on Facebook and for the life of me I can't find it again.
But it is in my head.)
I'll have a good head start on that quilt.
For now, these will just wait for that time.
There is a good stack of twosies on the right waiting to be pressed.
And the 4 stacks are waiting their turn to be leaders/enders.
When these are made into foursies,
I will be done making 3" string blocks for a while.
After the first week of sewing on 3" string blocks every day,
The batting scrap box came out and I started making 9" quilt as you go blocks.
That helped in reducing the strings.
50 blocks were made.
(I only needed 48 but 2 blocks had cutting booboos and will become a pillow.)
Yesterday I started sewing the blocks into a quilt.
I have all the joining strips cut to size and I'm ready to get this quilt finished.
But this week we have sunshine,
so sewing time is limited to early in the day.
I tried to get a picture of how much scraps I used.
Miss Shirley loves attention and insisted on being in the bin.
Not only is my string collection reduced,
I used up quite a bit of not my fabric fabrics for the backings
and my box of small batting scraps is greatly reduced.
Thank you so much Sarah for confessing you problem and
encouraging me to confess mine and do something about it.
I'm going to finish my blocks and finish my quilt.
Today Sarah shares how she did and
is having a link up party for others working on the scrap problem.