"It took a lot of patience to square everything up the way it was supposed to be. I don't care for doing that, but the results are worth it."
It looks wonderful. Would like to see this when the borders are on.
I know about the patience part. I don't care for the squaring up part either and sometimes I run out of patience..LOL!!!
That happened to my daughter but it wasn't a jar full of change...it was a gallon glass jar of dill pickles AND when she dropped it, she not only dropped it onto the top of her little foot, but when it shattered, the glass shards went into her foot. She was very lucky that the glass didn't cut her worse then it did she mostly got small cuts, BUT....she had 3 broken toes. She was only like 4 or 5 and shes 34 now.
Here's what I have been doing with them lately. Slice a 2 1/2" strip if big enough. Then cut into squares starting at 5" depending on size of scrap. I have empty mayo jars on a shelf marked from 5" down to 1 1/2" by half inch increments where I keep them.
You'll find a way to use them when you stop being mad at them and yourself. Don't know the size but maybe sash them and make a lap quilt for a charity. Lots of places out there for it to go to.
Boy have I been there and done that! Take a deep breath and go at it again.
Glad he's ok! Typical kid stuff! LOL Scary and not funny til you look back at it later! Did he learn anything about leaving things alone that aren't his?
Hope your scratches heal quickly!
Wow, so glad he wasn't hurt! How are you - other than the scratches? That is so unnerving!
Dawn Marie, our Guild had a sew in last month where we made quilts to give to our local Avocacy center. We try to give them many at Christmas, but the need is so great. In our little town, child abuse is up about 40% this year and they have already had over 900 children go through their program. Will it never end? We keep sewing and stuff dogs, make small bags and quilts of all sorts and sizes.
Good for you! If more parents showed that kind of love for their children and for unwanted animals, the world would be a better place. We are all God's creatures and I don't like people who throw away animals or children!
I can relate to not throwing away scraps. I inherited some of my mother's as well a some of my grandmother's. I have just completed blocks for a queen size quilt from some of the scraps and have several more planned, thanks to Bonnie Hunter. Keep working on them; maybe we can all reduce our stash this year.
I am the world's worst procrastinator. I am recovering from ankle surgery and cannot get into the sewing room in my basement.
But I do have grand ideas of sorting out and using my scraps. I love scrappy. I have been very good about not buying any thing for the 18 months. About three more weeks and I can get sewing again. Cannnot wait....
I look at my scraps and think about how much more time it will take to cut something out--one piece at a time to use them up. Then, I put them away and decide for now at least...I am using bigger pieces!
LOL, I've been cutting mine in blocks, if they wont cut into a block or good size strip, I'm throwing them away! I'm getting too many of them. So I know the feeling, good luck with your Organizing...LOL
I am not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but I am needing the pattern for the dress form pin cushion that appeared on the old quilting board.
Dawn Marie: I love to read your news about the activities of your Guild. I've gotten lots of good ideas from you! This one will go on my list.
That is so great! I used to do quilts for afganistan soldiers red, white and blue! Where do you live but I see now Iowa. I live in a small town in Georgia.