Last year my resolution was to use more fabric than I bought because my stash was quite large. I have done well at keeping that one. In 2011 I want to get more organized and give away things I will not use again.
I have spent some time the past few days organizing quilt patterns I hope to use and scraps of fabric. I seldom throw away any scraps so they just seem to grow. Everywhere I look I find more. I sorted strips into bins if they were a consistent 2 ½” or 1 ½”. I sorted irregular shaped scraps according to color and tone. Now I 'm ready for the new year.
After sorting I decided to create some more crumb blocks. It is easy for me to play with triangles and create half-square triangles that are free formed with triangles of different sizes; but when I put them into stars or churn dash blocks, I still want to match the points in the center of the 9 patch. Here are a few created in the past day or two.
Have a happy New Year and keep quilting !