Happy Independence Day! Today we went to a BBQ and pool party for lunch, and for dinner we’re off to the neighbors’ house for another BBQ and some fireworks! Tomorrow I’ll show you the yummy desserts I whipped up for both events.
Before and between the two BBQs, I worked on a little “Independence” project of my own. Declaring Independence from my big scrap bin! I found this great blog called Stash Manicure, which gives all kinds of great ideas for managing (and cleaning up) your stash. Through that blog, I stumbled upon Quiltville’s post on Leaders and Enders. She does a great job of explaining it, so I won’t re-explain… but I love the idea that I’m constantly working on a quilt, and getting rid of all those pesky threads at the same time!
All this got me motivated to cut my scraps into usable pieces. I don’t have a terrible lot of scraps, so I decided on 2 sizes – 2″ strips and 3″ squares. Any fabric that was too small to fit either of these criteria got tossed. And here is my end result: