You know that pile of scraps on the floor the other day? Well it is slowly turning into 5" & 2.5" squares. Oh & a few rectangles that I can't throw out yet. I'm certainly making a dent. But this is only the pile that consisted of stupid shapes of scraps because they have had chunks cut out of them that have curves or things from cutting hats & bags. You know the type! They are too small for anything decent but too big a chunk to actually toss out. I had a couple of takers for 2.5" squares the other day so I am happy that some of these will be winging their way most likely around the world! Cool! Count so far is 89 5" squares! That is a lot of fabric! I won't count the 2.5" as there are probably 5 times as many.
I have had this advent calendar kicking around in the cupboard for ages now too. So I added the borders today & have basted it on the floor. I have got the pockets ready for sewing on when I get to the quilting bit. I put them on with all layers together after the quilting. That way they don't hang & sag off the front panel only. That would be really annoying I think. The only problem with these pockets is they aren't pleated so they sit very flat on the piece. So there won't be much room for treats. Pity. Then I have to decide who of 2 people will get this one! I have 2 more calendars to go. Or maybe 3. We'll see if I get to them this year or not! My bet is NOT! lol