Continuing my series of posts on sources of Creative Inspiration…
HOW ORGANIZING MY SCRAPS GOT ME INSPIRED
Sounds like a testimonial, right?
“At first my life was empty of direction and meaning and then I organized my fabric scraps and suddenly everything was much much much better!” – Anonymous Scrap Hoarder
Not exactly. However organizing my fabric scraps last evening did inspire my creativity!
I love fabric scraps and I have quite a collection. I have several blog posts about my love of scraps. My fabric scraps were getting out of control and were in two fairly large boxes. I enjoy the “hunt” for the right fabric scraps when creating a scrappy quilt, but found I grew irritated with not being able to easily find the colors I want.
So I decided to organize my fabric scraps in two ways, to give me flexibility of how I create with fabric scraps:
- By color
- All thrown in a box (random)
This new system allows me to create fabric scrap pieces (quilts, pillows, wallhanging, table runners, etc.) based on my “creative mood”. I might want to work on a piece that it focused on oranges, yellows and reds; or I might want to work on a piece that is very scrappy and more random. Now I have two options!
I am interested in working on some pieces in the future that are more monochromatic but with fabric of different patterns and textures in the same general color. Having fabric scraps organized by color will make this design process easier.
As I was organizing my fabric scraps I got very excited as ideas for new pieces ran wildly through my head!
Sometimes I want to create from these containers…
And sometimes I want to create from this box…