Thursday, October 11, 2018

Purple scraps -

Starting simple -

With the drawer with the fewest scraps -

The one with the PURPLE/LAVENDER scraps -

And a blurry photo - sorry - ;))

The ones on the right are FQ - and not really "scraps" -
So they can go back where they belong -
I guess I was too lazy to put them away when I stashed the scraps -

The ones on the left are left over strips from the jelly roll -
That I used for a baby quilt -

The ones on the right are oddball sizes -

I'm going to use my "combo" strip die -
It cuts three sizes at one time - 1" - 1-1/2" - and 2" -

I figure I can always get a 2-1/2" strip from a jelly roll -
And scraps are perfect for the smaller sizes -
Plus I can get all three sizes in one pass -
What's not to love? - ;))

So I sorted out the jelly roll strips -
All the same 2-1/2" width - but various lengths -

The oddball on the bottom is just over 2" - but not quite 2-1/2" -
So I'll put it on the die and trim it down to 2" -

The two squares are HST that measure 2-1/2" -
So they'll go with the strips -

The "crumbs" will go with my other "crumbs" -

This pile needs to be sorted next -

The strips and HST were put in a baggie -

And the pieces larger than 6" square will go in a separate pile -
They're not really "scraps" either -

I have a die that will cut 1-1/2" squares - 16 at a time -
So that will work nicely -

This piece has yellow chalk mark lines on it -
And I pressed it before I removed them -
So they are going to be there f.o.r.e.v.e.r. -
I'll try to line it up on the die so that part gets cut off -


And - AFTER -

FQ folded nicely in a plastic bin that I set "on end" -

Bigger chunks for the 1-1/2" square die -

Strips in baggies - by size - and nicely labeled -
And hopefully easily retrieved when I "need" them - LOL - ;))

Next up - the YELLOW/ORANGE/HALLOWEEN drawer -
Another blurry "drawer" photo - sorry -

Emptied the drawer and took the scraps to the kitchen island -
And pulled out some of my handy-dandy Gatorade box "sorters" - LOL -

And sorted them into YELLOW - GOLD - ORANGE - BROWN -

Sometimes it's hard for me to decide which one to call it -
But I guess it doesn't really matter - it's not rocket science -
As long as they're not in with the REDS or GREENS - haha -

The larger FQ and chunks can go elsewhere -

The BLACK HALLOWEEN ones will get bagged and put with their friends -

The other ones are what I call "iffy" -
I'm not sure "if" I should call them one color or another -
They don't really "go" in any particular category -
So after they get cut into strips -
They will be perfect for my "crumb" blocks - as "finishers" -
Or in some Upstairs/Downstairs blocks -
They don't have to "match" anything and I can use them up that way -

Tomorrow I'll sort them out - pull out the "strings" and "crumbs" -
Then press them all nice and neat - run them through the die -
And bag them up like I did the PURPLE ones - ;))

Ha! - This might actually work! - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Katie said...

If it works for you, great! For me? I'd rather have a box to rummage through later and spend my time sewing now! (But it does look awfully neat and tidy when you're done...)

Frog Quilter said...

Loving your organization skills. It's all so pretty. I've been making log cabin blocks, mindless sewing.

Gene Black said...

That strip die is a new one on me. I have not seen that one at all before. I wish I could trade my 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 dies for one of those.

Julie Fukuda said...

When my #2 grandson asked for purple and lime-green for his big-boy quilt, purple was a color I had least of. Of course, friends came to my rescue so now the bin is full, but pulling them out, some tend to be closer to blue and others tend to work toward the pinks to the point I don't know which is a true purple anymore.

Jeanna said...

I thought I had all the strip dies but nope, never seen the combo before. That one would be most useful.


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