Friday, March 11, 2011

Personal question

I know this is gonna seem very forward of me but -- What do you do with your leftover scraps? Do you use them in small projects, use them as stuffing, throw them out? In addition to serving as possibly the best cat toys ever, I've been filling a vase with mine lately but as you can see, the vase runneth over. It makes for an interesting room decor and also serves as a fond (hopefully) reminder of the various projects the scraps come from. BUT I ought to be able to actually use them to create something considering all the supercute quilts and such I've been seeing that folks have made from just selvedge (and I mean stinkin cute).

Speaking of seeing lots of cool inspiring stuff, I recently started actually using my Flickr account (why didn't I do this sooner??) and joined the group "Fresh Modern Quilts". Talk about inspiration, I could spend all day looking at all that eye candy (which I mostly did, considering I'm pretty much down-and-out with a cold at the moment). Always nice to see what others are working on.

With that, I'm off to sip some honey tea in hopes it gets me feeling human again. If only it were that easy to repair the damage done in Japan. My thoughts are with all those who are affected.


  1. I keep mine in totes under my quilting table, color coded. I use bigger ones for some projects and plan to use the small pieces someday in a ticker tape quilt...years from now I can look at that quilt and have pieces of all the quilts I have made. I love your vase, what a great way to look at some favorite fabrics!

  2. Ooh, love the ticker tape quilt idea--thanks!