This year I have been working on scrap chunk reduction. I define scrap chunks as anything bigger than a six inch square and less than a fat quarter. Most of my RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) blocks this year use 3.5 inch and/or 2 inch pieces so if possible I cut a 3.5 inch width of fabric and a 2 inch width of fabric off of my scrap chunks in the color of the month. Then I make my RSC blocks. After that I do a clean up of what didn't get used in blocks. The results of the clean up go into the Parts Department and will be used in the future in a variety of different ways.
If there are at least two 3.5 inch squares of a scrap then I make Four Patches (above) that finish at 6 inches.
One 3.5 inch square and four 2 inch squares and a few neutral scraps get made into Uneven Nine Patches. They also finish at six inches.
I also cut some 3.5 inch squares and 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangles. I do have a project in mind for the future that will use those rectangles. Anything less than a 3.5 inch square gets sewn into a strip for a future Chinese Coins quilt. I have a whole box of strips in a variety of widths and in all colors of the rainbow so it should be fun to make a quilt out of those one of these days.
I also make Four Patches for the Parts Department out of 2 inch width leftovers as part of my clean up process. These finish at 3.5 inches.
And I cut 2 inch squares and anything less than a square gets sewn into a strip or strips.
After I finished that cleanup process I made some Indian Hatchet blocks that finish at 4 inches.
That's about the end of my purple scraps except for what I will use to make slab and crumb blocks at a later date.