I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by my overflowing scrap bins lately and a strong need to simplify.

Miss A's String Quilt

I was able to use lots of stringy scraps in my scrappy string quilt that I blogged about last week, but alas, that barely made a dent in my stash.

three rows sewn- scrappy strings

So I sewed together three rows of it,

numbered stacks waiting to be sewn

and then put the rest in numbered stacks to make new room on my design wall.

HST w cover on the design wall

I then got to work on some more HST’s.  Using my scraps and some Kona Snow/Bone (also scraps), I made some 2.5 inch squares (finished size) to put into a little pillow cover, or if it goes well, maybe a fun little modern, scrappy HST quilt!   It’s a great opportunity to work on my HST skills and getting some clean, matching points; something I always seem to have trouble with.  I find all that point matching very fussy and time consuming but I love the end result!!

I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday again.  As always, there are loads of fun projects to check out over there.

P.S. I also got my plane tickets to Austin for next month!! Whoo, hoo…..Who else is heading to Quilt Con?