WiP - Scrap Management

Most of my works in progress are Christmas quilts, that need binding before...um, the end of the week and shipping deadlines. But in the midst of t-shirt quilt tops and Secret Santa sewing, I've been working on a scrap project as a leader/ender, and also trying to spend fifteen minutes a day cleaning up my scrap bins.

First, the bins. Each color is in a shoebox, and I separated out the little scraps into 1.5-4" baggies. This way I won't be scrounging around forever trying to find the right sizes for a log cabin or churn dash...or whatever my Rainbow Scrap Challenge will be for next year.

The problem with this is I'm also pulling scraps for projects - red, white, and blue in particular. And these could really use some organization. There's 3" squares for a Scrappy Trip Around the World. There's a bunch of fat quarters that I sliced off whatever I needed as I needed it for the leader/ender project. There's strips too small for either, and should really be put into a log cabin project bag. It seems every step in organization just adds to the project list.

And the projects! Something New is looking fabulous as piles of random pieces. I make some QSTs. Then some geese. Slowly but surely adding to the piles scattered around the sewing room...

Which unfortunately ends up not looking like much when I try to lay it out. I need to find the 2.5" strips next... I guess I know what my next fifteen minutes will be!

Linked:

Fifteen Minute Challenge @ Life in Pieces

Scraptastic Tuesday @ She Can Quilt BOMs Away Monday @ What A Hoot Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork Times Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River WiP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ SoScrappy Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric