Friday, January 6, 2023
A Basket of Scraps - One Monthly Goal for January
A few years ago it held a layer or two of fabric at the bottom, pieces I'd cut to make a scrappy High Five, my first grandson's baby quilt. And then, as things will happen, a few more pieces were added, and a few more, and on and on, and now the basket's full. It weighs between 12 and 15 pounds. All the pieces were neatly folded when I put them in the basket but they've probably shifted and will need pressed.
To be honest, this is not the only collection of scraps I have. It's just that I'm focusing on this particular one this month.
So, I hope--no, I intend!--to sort out this basket this month as my One Monthly Goal. It's a small step but one more in my effort to organize. The basket could go back with the laundry and the fabric could go with its larger pieces; be cut into smaller, usable pieces or for specific blocks; or passed on. I know there are several quilt blocks in pink and black, made by someone else and discarded, probably some pieces of embroidery, maybe some old fabric.... And who knows what else! Maybe I'll take photos along the way to remind myself what not to do again!
I'm linking this post to January One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Patty. (And what is it about publicly declaring a goal that makes us follow through with it? Accountability, maybe....
I'm also linking to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework. Thank you, Cynthia.