The unscheduled break has left me with a few hours prior to class tonight, so I'm going to utilize my time trying to implement Bonnie Hunter's theory. This is a pile of the leftover fabric from the Pioneer Sampler quilt I've been making in my Wednesday night class. Its finished, so with these leftovers, I'm going to start my scrap stash ala Bonnie. I'll be cutting them into useable pieces and organizing them in my rolling bins that live under Lily (my Millennium).
Per Bonnie's system, I"ll be cutting these pieces into useable sized pieces: strips, anything 12" or longer in different widths; squares, 1.5" to 3.5" -- no 3" squares though since nothing ever finishes to 2.5"; and bricks, from 2" x 3.5 to 3.5" x 6.5" for flying geese, etc. The idea is that if you do this at the end of each quilt its not so overwhelming and will eventually give you enough scraps that you can actually make a scrap quilt. We'll see....I'm not even sure I like scrap quilts!
And finally, a bit of silliness. Longarmers go through a lot of thread but this is the first time since I've started that I've actually used an entire cone of thread. Of course, it was only white, but I used the whole thing. So now, this empty cone sits on a shelf in my yurt. And there it will stay until I find something to replace it with.