Tuesday, August 25, 2020

to do: cut purple

We have had great weather and have enjoyed outdoors, and, even found a monarch on our flower tubs. We have planted milkweed in our yard, but, it hasn't bloomed. What a surprise to see our own monarch butterfly.

I have spent the month cleaning and sorting my purple scraps as part of the rainbow scrap challenge this month.  I had an entire wire basket of scraps in that color. Apparently, it had been a long time since I sorted through and organized it. I certainly didn't think I had that many scraps.
I don't like the ironing part, but I do like the cutting part.

And this is all I have left in the basket. The rest, I decided to cut into useable sizes, guaranteeing that I won't have enough of the fabric I need for a project, should I find one. Good news - I found solid colors that were large enough to make strips for psp blocks.

I usually only cut strips in 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 inches. This time, I decided to cut charm squares and layer cakes. I have never used a layer cake, although, I own them. I am hoping, I will use them if they are not the fancy, sacred kind.

I am guessing there are at least 50 layer cakes squares and charm squares.

I am linking to:
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  1. You have lots of pretty, and useful, purple pieces now! :)

  2. Yep, sometimes those special cuts (that we pay more for the privilege) get treated like nothing is good enough for them! I had to laugh at your top purple picture -- I have (or had?) the same left side floral fabric. Enjoy the rest of purple month.

  3. Hi Maggie! What a fabulous way to tame those scraps. Usable sizes - now that is a smart move. Your purple basket looks pretty darn empty. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. That's an achievement to get those scraps all tamed! I really hate the cutting part, so my scraps are really messy at the moment. Maybe one day I'll have your discipline and have beautiful bins of usable scraps. Happy stitching!