"The Summer of Scraps"- Using it All Up

Above is a new - old scrap project that I have been working on.  I made just three of these blocks about a year ago and then got busy with other projects and kind of just set it aside.  Last weekend I was feeling inspired to sew, but didn't know what to work on so I started going through the UFO's in my sewing room, of which there are no lack, and remembered this little gem.  I have a friend expecting a baby in the fall and the gender is unknown, so I thought maybe this might be a good project for a gift for her new little one.   Each block is taking me about an hour to sew up, so this is not going to be a big quilt because I just don't have that kind of patience.  Thirty six blocks for a 36X36 baby quilt is probably all I'm going to be able to deal with.  I am LOVING it so far, so it has made the fact that it is so time consuming more bearable.  That, and the fact that I don't have any other really pressing projects at the moment begging for my sewing time.  I still have 12 more blocks to go which will probably take another weekend or two for me to complete.  I don't have a lot of sewing time during the week, I might catch an evening here or there, but my sewing happens primarily on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

As I have been working on this project I have come to realize that my scrap situation is really out of control and I REALLY need to do something about it. What you see above is only a small fraction of what lurks in my sewing room.  In response, I have declared this "The Summer of Scraps".  I'm going to really try, this summer, to make a dent in these scraps and I thought maybe my readers might like to join along.  I know I'm not the only one out there with lots of scraps.

If you'd be interested in joining a link party once a week, comment below and I will get it set up.  I'd love to see what you are all working on!  Maybe we can encourage each other to get creative and use up what we have hiding in drawers and boxes and bins.

Until next time, Happy Sewing!

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