Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Scrappy Makes Me Happy
I'm working on my FIRST ever scrap quilt. See, here's the thing.....when I finish a quilt project, do you know what I do with all my leftover fabrics?
I throw them away.
I know. I'm like a quilting heretic.
I'm not much of a saver to begin with, and I don't have a lot of storage space in my sewing area. So, I'm pretty selective about the scraps that I save. (I do piece my backs to try to use as much fabric as possible in each quilt, so I'm not completely hopeless.)
Anyway, I admire stash builders and their ability to pull the perfect yellow print out of a hat. I figure the guilt I feel from throwing away scraps may potentially be less severe than the guilt I'd feel hanging on to all of them and never using them?? That's why it was a little bit of a crazy moment when, at the Dallas Quilt Show this year, I bought an entire bag of scraps from the Bonnie Blue booth.
I carelessly toss my own scraps aside, yet I feel some sort of moral obligation to rescue someone else's scrap? And to pay money to do it? I don't know how to account for it.
Anyway, I'm crazy about Bonnie Blue's quilts and fabrics both, so I ironed up my new bits and pieces and I've been playing around with them. Scrap quilts are really fun, and more than just a little addictive. If I'm not careful, I might just find myself hoarding a little scrap stash sometime soon!!
I'll keep you posted on the progress of this one...