There are many advantages to keeping a small stash of scraps on hand. Once you put them away, you’ll need a specific project and plenty of eagerness to dig them out and start playing. If you keep some out where you can see them, you’re likely to find yourself immersed in new scrappy projects.
With the holidays in full swing, I find myself drawn back to my little scrap pile. After the Spiderweb quilt was pieced (see here, here and here), I still had plenty of Sis Boom scraps set aside. Every time I straighten up my sewing area, I find myself drawn to these scraps.
This time, I tried something completely new to me–paper piecing. I admit that the idea of putting paper through my sewing machine is not easy to get over, but the results are pretty spectacular. I used two free online patterns by Carol Doak.
I haven’t decided what to do with these yet. A mug rug and a pillow perhaps. I’m not ready to carve out enough time to up the ante and do more complicated patterns. Like Rachael’s. She inspires me. Perhaps after the holidays.
Anything new with you?