Streak of Lightning
After I made the Wandering Geese quilt top from bright 4.5 inch scraps in primary and secondary colors I still had scraps left in colors not used in the quilt top. I dug into the pink and turquoise scraps to see how many Streak of Lightning blocks I could come up with. So far I have six and I probably have enough scraps for 4 more blocks in pink and turquoise. Then I'll decide what to do with them - add blocks in different colors?, cut fabrics from chunks of pink and turquoise to make enough blocks for a small quilt?, add borders in different blocks from pink/turquoise scraps in different sizes? It's not a priority right now so time will tell. I'm just trying to use up my box of 4.5 inch scraps. Scraps in blocks are better than scraps in box.
After I made the Streak of Lightning blocks if there was a 4.5 inch square left of the fabric I cut that and put it into a bag for later use. If there wasn't a square I put it into another bag. I used to sew like colors together into a strip every once in awhile but I think from now on I'll just put them all together into a bag for later use. If I'm looking for pieces for a 4.5 inch border I'll go to that bag and have my pieces ready cut.
Last week I made Lady of the Lake blocks and mentioned I didn't think the orange/pink block fit in with the others. I was thinking it was because I used light pink scraps.
I don't use the seam ripper very often but I just wanted to see if I liked that pink/orange Lady a little better with bright pink scraps in the HSTs. I do.
Those little HSTs weren't wasted, though. I made an 8 inch Depression block (middle) with them. And then I made a block with bright pink scraps and one with light pink scraps. I really do need to count how many Depression blocks I have now. I've been making them for years from my 2.5 inch scraps.