Leftovers makes me anxious. Just ask my poor husband. If I cook a big dinner, we will be eating the same thing for lunch, dinner, even breakfast when appropriate. I freeze food like you wouldn’t believe and I won’t throw anything away until it’s molding. If we’re being totally honest here, sometimes I pretend I’m a contestant on Food Network’s Chopped, doing brilliant things with a random sampling of ingredients… when the truth is I’m often producing an oddly disjointed meal because I’m too cheap/lazy to grocery shop (Reheated spaghetti, scrambled eggs, hoisin sauce, and cookie dough? Totally meant to go together!)
I’m the say way with fabric. And fabric never goes bad…
I’ve tried imposing scrap size limits on myself. As in, if it’s smaller than 1/2″ square, I’ll throw it away. Alas, these little fridge magnets are 2″ square finished size– that’s some itty bitty patchwork my friends… and some itty bitty bits of fabric. You know what this means; I will not be throwing away ANY of my scraps from now on, no matter the size.
I was inspired by these adorable magnets by A Cuppa and A Catch Up. Not sure her exact method, but basically I made tiny 2 1/2″ patchwork squares, sewed them right-sides facing to a piece of backing fabric + batting, turned them inside out, slipped in the magnet, stitched up the opening, a little outline quilting– and voila.
That would be my second color scheme.