I am a hoarder. Not compulsive, not yet at least. But I am incapable of tossing a piece of fabric that is larger than a 1/2 inch. (Yes, 1/2 inch. I know I'm crazy.)
Back in January, the fabric scrap was piling up. It had taken over the sewing room and occupied 3 big bags, threatening to spill over even further.
And so, I made a scrap quilt.
This kind of piecing is very freeing. There's no color scheme, no planning, nothing. I just pieced fabric together (knits, light-weight, heavy-weight, it didn't really matter), and squared all my blocks to be 10.5 inches square. Then, I added sashing and a border (which magically made this cohesive) and called it done.
Of course, since I loathe quilting with a passion, it has sat in the to-do pile ever since. I'm crazy busy in April, so perhaps in May, I'll take it out and finish it.
(Incidentally, this quilt reduced the scrap from 3 bags to 1 bag. However, the scrap is creeping up again - perhaps another quilt?)
(I was not joking about the 1/2 inch - this block is proof.)
Though this is a little insane, this kind of scrap quilt is true to the spirit of quilting. Women all over the world have recycled their fabric scrap, old clothes, you name it into scrap quilts whose only function was to provide warmth. I feel very pioneer.