Each month Kate from talltalesfromchiconia hosts a scrap challenge called Scrap-happy. I am glad to be a joining in:). It is a good thing too, because I have had this scrappy little Maple Leaf Rag quilt waiting in a box for several years now!
I thought how nice I was to myself for having these ready to go . I jumped right in and started sewing strips together . Easy right?
I cut the sewn together strips into wedges. I needed 8 going one direction and 8 going the other. –Oh, now I remember! These strips, all of them, are not long enough! Every single one of them in the box. Ugh! I could only cut 7 one way and six another. But to make matters worse, for some reason my brain went crazy and I cut two of them too small!
I sewed everything in place and stepped back to take a look and admire my work–I don’t like it. The center is like a big black dot and the outer edge gets lost. I am going to have to take it all out. I wanted to put a sad face here, but this is a scrap-HAPPY post:)
So as is sometimes the case, I stepped back, took a deep breath and started again. But this time I started with my scraps. A big pile of unorganized scraps just isn’t going to do it for this quilt. It is a tough one.
I measured the length I need for each strip and then started cutting and organizing. It is so nice to see the neatly cut strips that really will work in my quilt. I now know that I am quite a bit short. But at least I know how much fabric in scraps I need for each strip.
It took me a while to get here, but now I can say that it really has been a SCRAP-HAPPY day! I feel like I am gaining control of this quilt and my scraps. SWEET!!
I have also linked up with another fun scrappy group called Scraptastic Tuesday. You can never have too much scrappy goodness:)!