My scrap bins have been getting overwhelming. Seriously. I save the craziest pieces, and unless it's a particularly beloved fabric, the weird ones go into the trash now. I love using scraps, though. I don't know any other way to get rid of good scraps except to use them; I just can't part with them otherwise.
Making a quilt for one of my little nieces has been an adventure so far. I started with triangles of Utopia fabric, surrounded them with solids, and started to make "waves" of color. Basically, I started piecing like-sized strips of scraps together in the same color (different shades), and it just evolved. It's easy enough piecing that I was also able to watch Love, Actually over a couple of days (best Christmas movie) (okay, not really the best - I'm a Muppet Christmas Carol kind of girl). I can't wait to quilt this top and give it to my niece! There are a lot of cute fabrics to find - kind of like a modern I-Spy quilt.
You can see the waves better in this picture that Jessica took at our Tuesday guild meeting!
I've been a bit quiet on the blog lately, but it's mostly because I'm hammering away at Christmas projects and working on guild stuff (planned the meeting this week, updated the website, and currently organizing voting for our upcoming exhibit). I also started working full-time at school this week (!!). Winter break is oh-so-close, though, which means LOTS of sewing. :)
Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday @ She Can Quilt.