Finally, these little snippets are ready for the garbage. My friends laugh at me because I save every teensie-tiny, microscopic scrap of fabric...often picking strips and bits of other peoples' discarded fabric out of the garbage at sewing retreats and gleefully accepting others' baggies of scraps (thanks Jonesy - I LOVE 'em!!).
I made these little snippets today while going through some strippy scraps cutting strips and pieces for several future scrappy projects, all at one time. Raw, strippy scraps go into containers like this...
and I then trim them down to 1.25 in strips, 1.5 in strips, strings, and other little bits of on-going projects...
I cut out some more spool pieces...
...and some background squares for my little basket project, from Blackbird Design's "When the Cold Wind Blows" (I'm finally jumping on the little scrappy basket band wagon - better late than never).
And these little cuties are my portion from our Friday morning group's "Liberated Lady" swap. I've been cooking up a plan for them involving scrappy strips, "The Wizard of Oz," and some of Tonya's (Lazy Gal Quilting) free-pieced letters and words...stay tuned for THIS one!
You are probably thinking, "man...she's out of control!" And you would be RIGHT! I am going through a major funk now that my Civil War Bride is finished. I was so focused on that project for seven months, and now I am like a rock skipping on the water. There are so many things I want to be doing. I've always worked on multiple projects, until the bride. It has always been useful doing a few things in tandem...especially cutting out scrappy stuff.
Sooo, after getting caught up on scrap maintenance, I am going to piece like crazy!!! My spools will be my "baggie, on the go" project, the "Liberated Ladies" will be my crazy/creative project, and the baskets will be a little applique project until I pick the next BIG applique project.