The fabric I was crushing on Monday? Still excited. I have the top all finished. Yay! A last minute change of mind about the back caused me to order fabric, so I’m waiting for it to arrive so I can quilt it.

Last night I walked in my sewing room and it is just spewing stuff everywhere. Gah! So I took this pile of scrap batting and fabric….

Scrap Batting Before Trimming

…..and turned it into this.

Scrap Batting After TrimmingMuch more manageable, right? Those batting pieces are trimmed and ready for me to piece or tape together to use in other projects.

I also cut all the fabric pieces into 5″, 3-1/2″ and 2″ squares. I didn’t fuss about it – whatever I could cut I did and the tiny scraps got tossed.

Scrap Fabric Pieces Trimmed

That is a stack of Kona Snow cut into 5″ squares hidden under the orange scraps!

After everything was trimmed and cleaned up I decided I needed to use those scraps. Immediately. My orange scrap bin is overflowing and let’s face it, after Orange Crush I’m a bit tired of seeing orange everywhere.

Those scraps are now this adorable baby quilt top:

Scrap Orange Baby QuiltI will use some of those batting pieces and a piece from my stash for the backing to finish this quilt. I plan to donate it to our local quilt guild for the community baby showers we contribute to.

Any one have ideas on how I should quilt it? I’m still pondering…

Anyway, I’m happy I have a mess cleaned up and those scraps are finding a new life. Hopefully some little one will love this cheerful little quilt.

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