Winter has been long you guys! It hasn’t even been that bad of a winter in comparison to the last three years. (Snowmagedon!) Our family has been hit with the flu bug so it feels like we have been cooped up for weeks! In reality it’s only been one week, but still! Is it spring yet???
So… while I’ve been cooped up with a little sicky, I started looking through my project pile, and lets just say it’s time to use it or loose it! I’m not sure I want to admit the crazy pile of crafting supplies that I’ve accumulated over the years, but I need help. Seriously.
The thing I probably have the most of is fabric. I may have an addiction. I can’t help it when I go into a fabric store and see all the pretty colors, and feel all the wonderful textures. So I decided last year sometime that I wouldn’t go in to just look, I had to have a purpose for what I was looking for. It may have helped a little bit. The problem is that I have years of fabric looking me in the face every time I go into my craft room.
It’s time to bust the stash! My goal (and I definitely need some accountability) is to go through my fabric and use it or loose it! This seems like a reasonable thing to do right??? Well I’m making it internet official! That’s a thing, right?
I’ve had this 10-minute blocks pattern for several years.http://d-originals.com/10-minute-blocks.html I intended to make a quilt with it but never got around to it. I had a bunch of fat quarters and decided to give it a try. Overall I like the pattern. I definitely blew through a small stack of fabric in no time!
The fat quarters won’t get you enough ten inch blocks to go very far so I cut the rest of it into strips and made my own blocks. There are directions in the book on how to do this. I usually look at a picture and make up my own directions. (And I wonder why things don’t always work the first try!)
I would use this pattern again when trying to use up scraps of fabric. The basic idea is to have the five of the same size of block and use their trick to put them together. Easy peasy!
Another great way to use up some small pieces of fabric is this Vintage Baby Quilt Pattern I hope you find a little inspiration from this post. Let me know your tips and tricks for busting through your fabric stash!