Update on Listener Comments--from Vivian

Remember me mentioning in my last episode that Vivian had sent a picture of how she organizes her scrap quilting projects but I'd forgotten to get her permission to share it? Well, she's given me permission now so here 'tis! Vivian  has several scrap quilt projects going at once so she has to keep them extremely well organized.

Each project is in a large zip-top plastic bag, with the pattern or book she's using. Then the pieces are divided into several smaller zip-top bags and labeled, then kept within the large bag. So everything's in one place and well-documented, so it's easy for her to add scraps as she goes and the next time she picks it up to work on it, she knows where she left off!

Vivian shops for fabric by project, and her scraps are made from the leftovers of projects. She chooses scrap projects ahead of time and cuts pieces to the sizes needed. Scraps that are fat-quarter sized or larger just go into her general stash. She said that she currently has about eight scrap quilt projects in the collection phase right now! She also does an annual, self-imposed personal scrap quilt challenge in which she does a project using other scraps or orphan blocks she has in her stash--she allows herself to purchase backing and binding only. She admits that the project doesn't always get finished but it inspires ideas for new projects!

Thanks so much for your email, Vivian! Vivian has a blog too--I'm a subscriber now, so join me and follow along on Vivian's quilty adventures!