Benefit is clear floor space and a couple of boxes to toss.
New storage boxes hold my precut squares that I use for water color quilts. They stay much neater this way and are easier to access being stored in the cutting table. Found in the fishing tackle department at big box stores. Thanks to Elizabeth for the idea!
With that switch, the stackable drawer sets were empty. I simply added some dividers---taped in place for now. I labeled the drawers with sizes.....ala Bonnie Hunter's scrap users system. Easy to sort, fill and then use!
One thing I discovered was I had tons of 3'' strips and 4'' strips in the leftover from projects. Why? It ddawned on me that is usually the size I cut for border pieces.....and the leftovers were rarely used. (Those sizes are not in Bonnie's system as they don't often play well with the usual sizes in blocks.)
So note to self-----Cut border strips at 3 1/2'' or 4 1/2'' from now on!
I found this 4 '' square in one of the bins. It is almost identical to his shirt! I have no idea where I got it, but rest assured I did not touch his shirt. But I think I will turn it into a circle.
More circles this week. I was surprised by the variety of 4 1/2'' background squares that I found in the sorting process......as well as some cuts to make into circles.
I really do like the different sizes mixed together. I am not even trying to center the smaller ones, so the off set positions are intentional :)
Next week's calendar is extremely full, so I am glad I made some headway this week. I pieced backing and batting for a Habitat quilt that I volunteered to quilt. So pinning is on my afternoon agenda. Btw....did anyone win the lottery? Think of all the fabric you could stash away....lol.