Hello all, Mary Ellen here,
I’ll be glad to see the end of 2021. Hoping that 2022 will bring the end of all of our COVID travails.
I’ve started on a long overdue clean up of all of the fabric scraps I’ve saved. First I decided to throw away the small scraps that I thought I’d be using in paper foundation piecing. That made a lot of space in the 2 bins. I had originally divided the scraps into lights and darks–but I found that there was a lot of crossover. How light is light? How dark is dark? I now have them sorted by color–using the great big ziplock bags which I then put into the 2 bins. Novelties are in their own bag, black/gray in theirs, and browns in theirs. Do you have a good system for scraps? I’d like to get them organized into some method where I’d be more apt to actually use them!
A few years back I posted about a fellow who walked quilt designs into the snow. Here’s a National Geographic video of the same sort of thing. Some of his musings about his art would apply to quilting, I think. See if you agree.