I'm sorry but today's post will be R-Rated.
Lots of violence going on in my sewing room.
You may not want to see what I'm about to show.
It's not for the faint of heart.
If you are a quilter, this could really hurt.
"I...I'd just had enough, you know?"
(Insert the dramatic reality show interview here. Tears, the works.)
"The scraps--they're always "greener" on everyone
else's blogs! They all look so fun and cheery!
Mine are from when I was just starting out.
They depress me!
I'd never even been to a quilt shop back then!"
Years of scraps.
All gone in one swoop.
The evidence thrust--no! Crammed mercilessly
into this over-sized shopping bag.
(Well, almost. I pulled out some newer ones and a few for the
the star blocks, etc. And they'll all be gone, soon, too!
I promise! I could fit this in a lunch sack!)
But you know what? It felt REALLY great.
"The occasion for the struggle is the
occasion for the victory!"
--Fr. Jean d'Elbee
And now maybe my scraps can make someone
And I still have my coins.
Actually, I sewed those 3" ones on the left into strips.
Okay, it's going to get hard to watch again, here...
Here is a portion of the Ugly Coin strips from the
Ugly Scraps That Made It laying on this sage
green thrift-shop find. Decent quilt fabric but it's
old and faded, especially at the creases--I think I
can cut around most of that. So tell me, how
horrible would it be to put this all together?
As far as a "sagey green" goes, it's pretty neutral.
Not so hot...but this is for practice and will either
be donated or used as a picnic blanket.
You understand, now, why it was after looking
at this possibility that I lay in bed last night and
made the decision to kill the scraps. For good.
Life is too short. I'm starting over. With new ones.
Pretty ones. That are fun to work with!
It will be a joy to make quilts again!
And I will be proud to display them on
my posts again!
Hail, the conquering hero!
--from lots of things
Ding, dong, the scraps are dead!
--Mel Gibson aka William Wallace