We had a really busy day at the quilt shop yesterday. When I got home I didn't feel like getting into a big project so I made a list of all the quilts I need to finish for my quilt show in June and then figured the sizes of batting that I needed to cut and determined which brand I am going to use on each. I haven't used Warm and Natural for a long time but I remembered that I liked it in wallhangings. It has a polypropylene sheet that the cotton is punched through so it is firmer and hangs straighter than the Hobbs 80/20 that I like in lap and bed quilts. When I had all of that figured out I went through my drawer of presewn patchwork and found a few that were good sizes for mug rugs. One more day working at the quilt shop today.
I have been thinking about the current obsessive trend that we have to use up all of our scraps. I think I'm leaning toward cutting into my yardage so I can use the good, favorite stuff in my lifetime. I remember the question we used to ask "Are you leaving all of the good stuff for your husband's next wife when you are gone?" and that helps me to remember I purchased the great fabric because I wanted to use it. I think in 2012 I will concentrate on cutting into yardage and maybe bag up the scraps and sell them.