I have tipped out all my scrappy boxes, there were several and a couple of bags full.
Now I have these two of small scraps and part made scrappy blocks.
This is what is left after sifting through 4 of these boxes that were full to the brim. Some has gone to be recycled and most has been put in the proper places.
They are destined to be made into a 10" by 74" strip which will bring a quilt top up to the size that I want it. When that is done I am going to try very very hard to get rid of the leftovers.
I know that it seems wasteful but I have hauled them around for what seems like forever. Using and topping up, rinse and repeat until they have become an irritation.
This has different sized squares and some strips in it, they are ready to become a small scrappy something, time will tell.
Also I have this to deal with,
My new fabric storage bags, all in use. I have not made a brown one because A, there is no room for it and B, I do not use much brown.
In the bottom of this unit is a cupboard full of my iron in interfacings, probably enough to last me a few years, there was a sale on at least 18 months ago and I went to town.
This shoe storage thingy sits on top and hold my larger pieces of fabric, boxed by colour and collection, the solids are all together.
The top row holds ready made binding and backing fabrics.
These are the only 2 shelves that I can photo without doing a limbo under the quilting frame, the boxes hold anything smaller than a fat quarter and bigger than a 5" square, and are segregated by colour. Most of the 5" charm squares are in another box waiting to be allocated a new home, or to become part of the Cathedral Window experiment.
I 'fess up to the fact that I do have 10 large bins full, and 2 boxes of fabric awaiting my attention. Most of this is made up of 3 or more yard lengths, part bolts of backing fabric, vintage linen and childrens fabrics. There are also several duvet covers, all bought very cheap in the sales. I need to go through them and find out just what I have in them.
I did manage to do a little sewing, just 4 Cathedral Window blocks, these are made with 5" charms but using a wider seam, once they are finished I will share. I think that they will become a cushion.
Once again it has been a mixed bag of weather, although the sun has been out for the past 2 hours and is still shining bright. No sewing tomorrow, fingers crossed, I hope to be in the garden all day.
Dinner tonight will be a veg curry with courgette fritters, I am going to use Gram flour so I ought to say courgette bhaji.
The new edging has been capped and I hope to get the rest of the turf moved tomorrow, I have some plants to go in and some on order. I did look in Lidl when I shopped but there was nothing for me. I also went over the road and looked at Home Bargains, they get their new plants in on Thursday afternoon but nothing there either. Perhaps a trip to the car boot on Sunday will be in order.
That's all from me for today, I am tired after all the lifting and sorting, plus I need to get in the kitchen and start slicing and dicing.