Last night I was cutting out fabric pieces for a patchwork project and I discover something. Vintage fabrics that are in pristine, never cut condition make me sad. Fabric that was obviously bought to be made into something that was never used is just sad, especially when there is a lot of it. I was delighted to find the vintage mushroom fabric (the top piece on the right), it was a genuine scrap with jagged edges and random shapes of fabric left behind, someone made something fabulous from this fabric, yay!
And then it hits me, I have a closet full of fabric that has been bought for various uncompleted projects. I am not leaving fabric behind as a legacy for my children!!! I need to get sewing and no more fabric purchases until I work through some of this horde.
I have some interesting rules for this project: all fabrics used must be part of my scrap collection, every fabric must have a pattern of some kind, and no more than two pieces of the same print. I can't decide if this will be the most awesome patchwork ever or if it's going to be absolutely hideous (place your bets here on my Facebook page). I need 91 pieces for this project, 60 are cut. Honestly, I can't even tell that I have taken anything out of my scrap bins.
Oh, and this is what happens when I turn my back for a minute and why everything is covered in cat hair. I would also like to add the three hand made kitty beds go unused.