I came across the cutest little cotton shirt worn by my granddaughter and set it aside. I thought--I'll just cut it up into a few pieces and add it to my latest bright scrappy project as a little memory of her. I might end up making a little doll quilt for her out of the rest.
Talk about getting side tracked--instead of bagging up garage sale leftovers OR working on class samples....I'm painstakingly taking apart the shirt to save the buttons, the darling little hot pink tatted trim and making the most of every square inch of fabric!
An hour later I had two little pieces of trim......4 buttons and (2) 2 1/2" squares which
I promptly put into my quilt. I didn't cut up the rest of the shirt yet as I want to figure out the best use of it. I'd sure hate to cut it up and wished later I would have cut them bigger/smaller or whatever.
And the little sweetie who donated to the cause!
so..I got a bit sidetracked..it sure was fun and I don't regret a minute of it. I even caught myself smiling while I was in the middle of all of it. And THAT's what's fun about quilting.....creating memories.