After all these years of quilting, I've never bothered to deal with the scraps....they are out of control. My studio usually looks pretty neat, unless I'm in a creative funk, which happens on a regular basis. Normal people clean up after finishing a project...that doesn't work, all that well, for us multiple project types. You know...many starts and not so many finishes.
How have I managed to look so organized and neat all this time? My answer is containers, of all sizes and shapes. My husband calls me the "Container Queen", he tells our friends that I buy containers to hold my containers. Between us...he is absolutely right. But, my container system is failing me miserably...it's out of control.
For example, this bucket is sitting full of fabric for a project I made and actually finished last Christmas.
These type of containers are lurking in hidden or not so hidden places all over my studio, really I'm serious. I'm actually afraid to count them, and lets not even mention the project bins.
My plan is, over a span of time, I won't say how long, to go through all of these containers, sorting into three categories:
- Ongoing projects
I have space dedicated to yardage and ongoing projects but, as I was planning, I realized I have never put a working scrap system, the operative word being working, into place. Spurred on by reading Sunday Morning Quilts, I woke up with renewed vigour, ready for action. The first thing I did, was go to the Chiropractor....then out shopping for more containers, of course. There was some dead wall space that was perfect for the new "system".
There she be...all ready to be carried downstairs and assembled. Darn, where is that man when I need him??
Now isn't that just a sight for sore eyes??? All ready for me to sort my scraps. I'm just wondering why I didn't do all that, before I went to the Chiropractor.