Dove in the Window
10.5 inch finished
I've been emptying most of my scrap bins and boxes over the last couple of years. I 've completely emptied the 4.5, 3.5 and 2.5 inch scrap bins and boxes, almost emptied the 1.5 inch bin and really need to work on the 2 inch scraps. And now I am also working to reduce scrap "chunks" which are stored by color and consists of anything less than a FQ and more than 4.5 inches.
Last quarter I decided on several blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge that all use 3.5 and 2 inch scraps. So this year hopefully between the scrap chunks and 2 inch scrap bin I will have the makings of several scrappy quilts at year end, an empty 2 inch scrap bin and far fewer scrap chunks.
6 inch finished
RSC color of the month combined with shirt scraps or black multicolor scraps or dark red scraps.
Top: Propellers (7.5 finished) in RSC color of the month, gray scrap backgrounds, red scrap + ends from 2 inch scrap bin and black multicolor centers from 2 inch scrap bin.
Bottom: X+ (7.5 finished) all in RSC color of the month.
9 inches finished
All in dark, medium, light RSC colors
Uneven Nine Patch
6 inch finished
3.5 inch centers and 2 inch corner stones in RSC colors that don't need to match the centers. Light neutral scraps for sides.
4.5 inch finished
Solid backgrounds (in RSC colors) and waste triangles and 2 inch squares. I started these several months ago as one of my projects to use waste triangles.
After all those blocks were made I picked out all the pink scraps and low volume scraps from the 2 inch bin and if there were two squares I made four patches for the Parts Department. I did the same with any 3.5 inch scraps remaining after I made all my blocks.
If there weren't two squares for the four patches then I cut squares for the Parts Department. Or if there was a 3.5 x 2.5 piece I cut it for a WIP.
Anything left after that was sewn into strips for a future Chinese Coins quilt. Moving forward if I have 3.5 or 2 inch scraps left over after making a quilt I will make Four Patches, cut squares or sew scraps into strips instead of throwing those scraps into bags, bins or boxes.
I do still have a few more RSC blocks to make this month that will be made from more scrap chunks- Double Irish Chain that uses 1.5 inch pieces and Square in Square that uses 5 inch TOTs (Tone on Tones).