Lately i have been sorting through my scraps :-( This started because I pulled out a drawer looking for a fabric that I knew was there. Sigh, I never should have pulled that drawer out because it started a complete avalanche of scrap sorting that I have been putting off - ignoring really in the hope that they will go away LOL!
Anyways, I pieced three more preemie quilt tops and a scrappy rail-fence (I will show that later); and, in the process I completely filled up my 2" square bin and started a rather large 2" square bin of children't prints!
I store mine in plastic shoe boxes as they are easy to store and stack; and, hold more than you think! I mean, check this out - this 2" square box is full!
And heavy! I had this bin down to about 1/3 and now it's overflowing again -sigh!
I packaged up my Scrappy Swoon blocks from a couple blog posts again and still need 10 16-patches to get going on the assembly of this quilt. I was able to piece 10 while I was making the preemie quilts and rail fence - so just 10 more needed!!
While I was doing my scrap cutting I decided to pull out a couple of my other leaders and enders (L&E) projects that I have on the go. The scrappy bow-ties that Bonnie Hunter inspired a few years ago. And the Split Nine-Patch I started a few years ago.
I have a lot of blocks done but not nearly enough to make a quilt!!
This means I have two more L&E projects on the go after I finish the Scrappy Swoon quilt!! Oh man!
As I was pulling down bins of projects my Christmas bin almost fell on my head! (The bins are stored on a shelf up over my head!). So, of course, I opened it up!
Tumblers, half-square triangles (HST) and 2" squares - oh my! Doing a quick look at this bin I see that a Jacob's Ladder quilt would be beautiful in these Christmas prints! So, that makes 3 L&E projects I have to finish!
Long time readers may remember these blocks from my Scrappy Christmas Quilt A Long I ran sever years ago. Well, now, it appears that I have enough for another whole quilt already cut out!!
With three L&E projects in the wings and one large one almost ready to assemble (not to mention one ready to go on the frame!) I seem to have A LOT of scrap projects ready to go!
So, the question is - do I continue with these L&E style or just start piecing them? Hmmm . . . . . . of course I have other projects I am working on; but, right now I feel a little overwhelmed to be honest. Although, I don't need any of these quilts except for a trunk show that I am doing at The Quilting Quarters next month.
I need to pick one to work on next and I need to choose how to proceed. So, do I dive in and start chain piecing or continue on?? What would you do?