What if every time you have leftover scraps beginning with your first project in January all through the year until your last one in December, you took your scraps and made a block from them. Pick a size- like 10" and make each block the same size. But you can make each one whatever block you want- a pieced block that you can get all the parts out of your project scraps... or you could try to make the same block for all of them... like make them all string pieced like the one above. Or all nine patches, or churn dashes, etc... However you choose. Then at the end of the year, you put them all together into a quilt- your own personal journal quilt for that year. So many quilts we make are given away to loved ones as gifts. This would still let you keep a little piece of all those quilts... to document your quilting for the whole year. Just a thought! Waddaudink?
This afternoon after I got home from work, I pulled out my copy of this Quilts and More magazine
and figured out how big I could make the Easy Irish Chain quilt shown on the front cover out of the Amy Butler "Love" floral I have on hand. I'm going to make it using only 2 fabrics- this gorgeous "Love" floral and an awesome purple batik.
I have enough to make a generous lap quilt which is just fine! So, I cut it all out and am sewing the nine patch strips together. Will keep working on it tomorrow night!