I have been having such fun playing in my scraps this month - Jen Kingwell designed an awesome pattern in Long Time Gone, and I'm using up scraps right and left. Here are the blocks I worked on last week...
I made this block using a bunch of five inch squares I got at QuiltCon this year in sample giveaways - aren't the colors pretty?
And these are definitely scrappy - I pulled the churn dash bits from the scrap buckets, and the backgrounds are some scraps of Modern Background by Zen Chic. Each churn dash measures only 3" square! Tiny!!
... and here are all the blocks I have put together so far! This is going to be such a fun quilt!
This week I'm looting my bonus triangles tub and working on the half-square triangle blocks. It's so good to be using those - and it makes me want to use all of them! I'm out of sequence with those blocks, but I wanted to to work on my Long Time Gone quilt and didn't have time to cut the tiny strips for the next one in the sequence. So I jumped ahead!
So that's what I've been working on with my scraps this week. But I also read a very interesting and well-written post last week, written by Annie of Annie's Ruby Slipperz. In it, she talks about Marie Kondo's book, and her philosophy of decluttering by only keeping things which spark joy in you. Now that's a different philosophy of decluttering - as Annie puts it - - - decluttering your stash by getting close to see what sparks joy. Her post is a fun read and will certainly make you think about your stash! I'm pleased to say, though, that after working through my scrap problem for the past year or so, that my scraps DO spark joy in me now! You can read Annie's post by clicking here.