I am on a scrap busting mission. After this quilt and this quilt, I wanted to keep going through my scraps.
This scrappy rail fence was totally inspired by this quilt by Amanda Jean, and it is a good one. I can see my bucket of scraps shrinking. Each square is 3.5 x 3.5, so it uses many of the smallest scraps I keep. I've been sewing nine 3.5 inch square into one 12.5 inch block. It keeps me going and keeps my sewing space a little more organized.
The scrappy rails led to this scrappy log cabin. Each log finishes at 1 inch in width, and the finished square is 5.5 inches. I don't love this one as much as the first, but I'm sure as it grows i'll like it better.
Not sure how long these will take, but I have visions of using up all my scraps...haha. I know it's wishful thinking, but I'm starting to think I want to change the way I store scraps. Currently I have one larger bin that I keep near my cutting table, as I cut I add the leftovers to it, and as I sew I always sift through it. When it gets full I sort it into colors and transfer to separate color bins.
I want to eliminate the color bins. I rarely use them, because they are put away and they are starting to bother me. Why keep stuff if I am not using it? So...I will keep sewing scrappy quilts until my bins are empty (fingers crossed) and then just have one big bin. When it gets full I'll either make a quilt, or give the scraps away. That's the plan...we will see if I stick with it.