A few weeks ago, Cynthia shared a post about her scrap organization process, and I decided it was time to work on my scraps again, too. Over a year ago, in the winter, I started sorting my scraps by color into plastic bins, and that has worked really well for me.
this brown basket that I keep under my cutting table was full again. (Because I'm lazy and throw everything in there when I'm working on a project instead of cleaning up!)
So, I sat for a few hours one afternoon and sorted until my color bins were full again, and the brown basket was empty.
Of course there were a couple of piles that didn't fit in the color bins. I guess I'm going to have to add a teal/turquoise bin and a multi-color bin.
But then... since I had so many teal and turquoise scraps, I couldn't leave them just sitting there - I "needed" to sew them together :), and ended up with these slabs.
I was about to put them away, when...
I was reading a blog about turning little bits of patchwork into needlebooks! So... I cut the big turquoise slab in half, found something that matched for the lining, and a little bit of batting...
stitched the layers together and added some wool in the center. Voila! A little needlebook! (It's about 4x5 inches.) There's even an "N" for needles right up there in the corner!
There is still some of the turquoise slab left, so I put it with all the other crumb/slab blocks I've been making this year.
Hmmm... maybe I have the start of another Scrap Vortex quilt? Lol!
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