Lucy Boston

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

issues, issues

I think I've mentioned before that I have issues?
Well, here's the latest (that I'm acknowledging) :

I've been making these snowball blocks,  (shown above, right).
Each snowball is 2 1/2 inches unfinished.
You know when you are making them 
that you have those little corners that you cut off?

Well, I turn the block around and 
sew down the little corner that's going to be cut off  (shown on the left).
Then cut between the seams,
cutting off the corner triangles (shown middle).
In this case, 
a LITTLE corner triangle... 
What I'm cutting off is small - a little less than an inch...
I then press them open, trim, and sew them together:
So that little pinwheel block on the right will finish at one inch.
See? Issues.
I just can't throw away scraps of fabric - even the littlest of scraps.
No, I have to sew them together to make bigger scraps/blocks...
well, little blocks.

Do you do the same?  
And is there a size to your how-small-to-save-limit? 
And, then do you USE these little blocks, 
or just save them in a box like I do?

Issues! But probably better than some issues that I could have. :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you about saving tiny scraps! Am sure I will find a use for them later as you did with the darling little pinwheels!!!


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