I keep all of my scraps in color sorted zip lock bags,
and there's still a ton left. I put the rotary cutter in the picture to give a size perspective, and even I was amazed at how large my scrap pile had grown again.
I had used some of the blues and aquas for the All About Strings project coming Monday, with this sneak peak I showed in an earlier string post.
Of course, using scraps to make blocks is not new to me - I've done it several times. Last year, Regatta was one of my favorites,
along with Saxon, which now has a new home,
and a favorite wall hanging for spring, Scraplicious Florabunda,
a Pinterest favorite for the quilting.
I've also written a couple tutorials on sewing string/scrap blocks using a foundation:
Playing For More Than 15 Minutes,
String Blocks for Hurricane Michael.
Or, I've been brave and not used a foundation, as for the blue/aqua string blocks, using only a 9 1/2" square ruler,
or just stitching pieces together to make this slab block, which got cut into four smaller blocks.
Of course, there are other scrap options if all of this seems like a lot of work (sometimes I think it is!). Check out Recycling Scrap Fabric the Easy Way if you're drowning in scraps, like I am!
No matter what happens to those scraps, have a great weekend quilting!