Example: These piles of 2.5" strips. Halloween fabrics and coordinating others collected over MANY years. Some from JoAnn's. Some from Hancock's. Some from Walmart. Some good ones from A&E.
I cut them because I was inspired by this:
Riel's Scrappy Strippy Halloween Quilt was simple. It was colorful. It was bright. It used Halloween fabrics. It was EARLY October 2011. Sure, I could do this. Sure, it would be finished by Halloween. No problem.
However, my quilting world is never that neat or quick. Those strips have lingered.
I keep meaning to get back to them, but something else always catches my attention.
I rifled through them numerous times this past September and October when I was making Trick-or-Eek! bags.
I pulled some of them out for our guild's, ECMQG, 1 year anniversary scrap swap challenge. Leslie made me a fantastic table runner!
I pulled from them again two weeks ago when I was creating this little presentation bag for the mini-quilt I entered in a quilt show.
Heck, they were my go to fabrics when I pieced those mini-quilts, Fright Night, for L, and Monste-Madness for Jean.
So they're being used. Just not as I originally thought.
However, I am trying to get back to that original inspiration. See? (Ok, I need to rotate that picture.)
A little bit each week. And maybe, just maybe, I'll have a large, bright, scrappy, strippy Halloween quilt this year.