In case you're like me and made it to adulthood without knowing what that means (it's true ... my daughter enlightened me when she was in Grade 2) it stands for the colors of the rainbow in order.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Purple
(Let me clarify that I DID learn the colors of the rainbow in school, just without the acronym.)
Well, smack me up side the head with that one! LOL! Why on earth didn't I think of that?! (Amanda Jean, thanks for letting me share this information!) It SEEMS so obvious to me now ...
They also suggest asking a friend to help sort unruly scrap collections.
Well, I wasn't prepared to lose a friendship over my scraps (even my quilting friends would probably rather have a root canal than deal with that monster!)
HOWEVER, since I spent a combined 18 months pregnant and a total of 60 hours in labour, and have lost COUNTLESS hours of sleep that I will never.get.back, I figure MY DAUGHTERS OWE ME!!! So I dumped my scrap bin into the middle of the floor, gave them 7 bins and let them go at it.
And then I fed them water and stale bread when they were done. ;)
But most importantly, look what I have now!
(Am I the only one who is totally disturbed that pink is not in the rainbow?)
It feels so good looking at my "organized" scraps! I can actually see potential here.
Just like Amanda Jean & Cheryl said I would.
But this trick is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the really amazing information in their book. They go much farther than just sorting scraps by color. You really need to get "Sunday Morning Quilts".