This week I decided it was time to finish up the last border around the outside of my Scrap Jar Stars quilt, which was started as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project last year.
The outer borders are made of 2 1/2 inch strips of Kona white, and lots of scrappy 2 inch squares in a rainbow of colors.
After all the bits and pieces are cut, I have to lay them out to make sure I have a good mix of colors and contrast with the fabrics of the first border and the stars.
Once that's figured out, I can sew up the border and attach it to the quilt. There are three sides left to do.
Meanwhile, there are other ongoing projects that have to be tidied up and set aside to make room for this one. Not long ago, I figured out that it would be convenient to pile up their components onto paper plates so that I could easily get them out of the way, but also find them again easily. (I know there are other quilters out there who use plates like this to help with organization, and I'm sure I read about this on someone else's blog. I appreciate the inspiration I get from bloggers everywhere, in so many ways!)
You can see this year's RSC projects there - string blocks and 6 inch blocks. Plus I have a pile of fabric for my Improv Sampler, and then the plate full of pieces for the Scrap Jar Stars quilt. Depending on what I want to work on at any point in time, they can be easily stacked up and set aside without taking up too much room!
While I am by no means an organizational expert, this has been working really well for me! Now it's time to get back to my SJS border!
Sharing over at Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.