Slightly off-topic: I am not a fan of the adage "always avoid alliteration." I
adore alliteration, as evidenced by the title of this post.
Anyhoo, enough rambling. While I was making the rainbow of slabs for Steve's placemats
, I also made some for this project, and then made some others to round out the total colours to 9. I followed the directions in the lovely Arkison/Nyberg collaboration Sunday Morning Quilts
with two small exceptions. First, I didn't bother to close up the turning hole in the lining (these things are never, ever going to be empty; also: too lazy), and I cut the cardboard pieces (used to stiffen the bottom and sides) about ½" smaller in height and width so that they'd fit better.
yes, the green scraps are overflowing already and the blue are close
I love them. LOVE LOVE them. The boxes used many precious scraps in their making, and they store my scraps where I can both see them and get at them (opposite of my previous scrap "management" "system") and so far they've been wonderful. Since I've begun using the boxes, I've actually - get ready for it - put away my scraps right after cutting out a project!
This was one of my Q1 FAL
projects and it's done done done oh yes it is.
they are adorable! I always seem to have a problem using scraps and making them look good so this kills me! lolReplyDelete
Oh, I LOVE (yes indeed) L-O-V-E love this precious, practical, pretty project. (alliterating along with ya). And now that I've spit and spat all over the computer, I'll say thank you and goodbye.ReplyDelete
What a great way to use and store scraps. Love it. Will need to give them a go. A big thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love these.....I've started using a similar scrap system, but I'm a bit lazy about actually putting the scraps away, okay really lazy!!ReplyDelete
These look so cool! Well doneReplyDelete
what a fun way to store your scraps!ReplyDelete
I love how you get to look at your favorite scraps when you put new scraps in these baskets. Think I'll put this on my To Do List!ReplyDelete
I love your boxes, I really want some too. Another thing for the list.ReplyDelete
Ahhhh, pretty quilty bins *and* pretty organizing. Swoon! It looks so lovely! :)ReplyDelete
Hello and a lovely sunday.ReplyDelete
very beautifuk boxes and a great work behind.
I love them, the colours and the stil:-) Just perfekt!
Perfect timing! I've had the Sunday Morning Quilts book sitting on my kitchen counter, opened at the quilted storage box page for about a week now. Maybe today I will finally make them!ReplyDelete
Really love these, they look fab.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this idea. I really need to do something like this...turns out my overflowing 5-gallon tub isn't exactly cutting it.ReplyDelete
I am making these, too. They are a bit of work but worth it in the end.ReplyDelete
I agree on both counts!Delete
I think you've mentioned the key, putting the scraps away as you've finished the project. I never do it! The baskets look great, but I'm afraid they wouldn't be big enough for my scraps.ReplyDelete
Have a Good Day, Scraps, plastic boxes or drawers, bolts you can store on shelves and wrap them in plastic but make sure not a lot of sun reaches them or you could have problems with fading! Read MoreReplyDelete