Sunday, December 26, 2010
Nearing the bottom
Well, as of today, this is what's left in my scrap basket. I will be making some more scrappy blocks with these in the hopes of getting through them, but the end is in sight. When I decided it was time to do something, the basket was full to overflowing, even after some judicious compacting... To give you a sense of perspective, I would say this basket is about 15" deep and at least 12" across. It's not a small basket!
Before you get TOO impressed, there are still scraps left, but they are more useful scraps - this basket has larger scraps - being things approximately 3 inches square and larger (though I have trimmed all those bizarrely shaped pieces to be square or rectangular, which will help when I need quick pieces for projects). [The bottom basket just has fabric which needs to be put away into my boxes for storing F8 size and up by colour - that stuff was never in the scrap basket.]
I have a box of strips (this box was about 2/3 full before) - strips here being anything which is a) at least 1.5 inches wide and b) more than twice as long as it is wide.
And of course, I have some blocks - I have 30x6" (finished) blocks and 49x4" blocks - I am still making the 4" blocks, though - I like doing them better than the 6" ones, though the latter may prove to be more useful in the long run.
I also made some other blocks today, which used some of my strips up - but these I can't show as they are for the January block lotto - I had the sneak peek this month... I'll try to remember to show them come January!