Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict has a fabulous challenge for helping with that scrap problem. My goal for April's scap management was my greens.
This drawer (and an overloaded shelf) was my selection.
300 Flying Geese Units
600 (1.5") HSTs
And the drawer (didn't even touch the shelf) - looks worse. I had more fabrics donated - yes, greens. PLUS, I had a 'squirrel'. You know - the distraction. And large gray tub that just annoyed me and had to be dealt with.
There were a few bags of scraps - donations I had not gone thru as I was busy with other areas of taming. There was pressing, sorting, cutting down, putting into the storage system, and some things actually got tossed. Nylons and polys just aren't going into my work - they shrink, shred, and melt. But I found a couple of my Aunt's 'in-progress but let's not finish' things. One was the blade borders which I took apart and made into these 'fans' to be appliqued to the white (an old white-on-white cleared off the shelf). This will be a travel project for me over the next couple of months.
And this quilt was something I made some time ago with my Aunt's cast away blocks - reworked into something new. It was in the tub - waiting for borders. You know I hate borders. I knew I wanted to add the black inner, but had nothing for the outer border. Well, in pulling this out I remembered I had saved the side cuttings (wide backing) from a large quilt done by my long armer. Just enough and just the right color - the quilt waited for a reason. And I have a backing that has sat on the shelf for a few years - my weekend project is to get this quilted.
The green drawer may not have gotten emptied, but the large gray tub did and that makes me very happy.
Not sure what my May scrap challenge will be as I have a HUGE and FULL May planned. Have you accepted the Scrap Challenge?