The picture is my studio in active chaos. I am having fun doing all this cutting. What you can't see is the ironing board with the fat quarters I am cutting and behind me (and the camera) is the cutting area that is piled with the quarter yard cuts.
After I am done with these, I need to empty out the light paintbucket and make those scraps workable. Note: since I started this post and saved it as a draft for a couple of days, I have now made the lights paintbucket workable.
Oh, btw, the Iris cases that I keep my projects in are currently on sale at Michael's Crafts for $4.99. Hurry. You can see one right there next to the Baby Davis quilt. No affiliation, yada, yada.
Sweet P asked what I was doing with all the squares and strips. Well, I have been cutting 2.5" and 5" squares for a long time. Ala 'Nickel Quilts' the 5" squares can be cut into quarters of 2.5" each. The 2.5" strips are just an extension of these. And the 10.5" squares can be cut down if needed, but I was actually cutting them for pieced backings. I don't really have a quilt in mind, but the fabric is now in a usable form. The majority of what I was cutting down were quarter yard cuts from a grab bag from Keepsake Quilting. Did you know you can get 3 2.5" strips from a quarter yard?
And for Susan's hero's quilts, I actually dug out those 12 embroidered blocks I threw away and snail mailed them to her Monday.
I have found that for scrap saving, I needed to make some decisions and then stick to them. If I leave the fabric as is, it will only sit and age. Now I have taken it out from the stacks and cut it down into some pre-determined sizes and it awaits inspiration!
I have 2 more projects to make quilt kits for: my version of Judy-L's Leaf Season quilt and in the Iris case you see on the sewing maching table is a BOM for which I need to cut sashing a built-in borders. Then I will have things to work on. I seem to work best this way: to have several things to choose from to work on, rather than one thing at a time.
My LAer called me today with the news that my fan quilt and JunkyardBob's quilt are ready to pick up. Once they are back in my posession then I have 3 quilty things to stitch the binding onto. Photos of these when I have them done. I promise.