I put a new cutting blade in my rotary cutter the other day and I started going to town on my wads of wrinkled and unruly scraps. I ironed and then cut all of my scraps into squares of 3.5", 3", and 2.5" and strips of 2.5", 2" and 1.5".
Then the green scraps started falling together into these blocks. I have a Fields of Green quilt planned in my head for a good friend's baby. It would be amazing if I could finish a baby quilt before the baby made an entrance into the world...
Then I just kept cutting. I had planned months ago to make a Four Corners quilt with a jelly roll of Domestic Bliss. But, somewhere along the line I realized that I loved the colors used in that line, but I didn't really like all of the fabrics in the line. So, I've saved ten or so strips from the roll and I've cut into my stash to make an enhanced jelly roll.
And, lastly, a friend asked me for 16" strips of fabric so she could make a Scrappy Trip Along quilt. Well, I decided that if I was cutting strips for her, I might as well jump on the bandwagon and cut some for me, too. So every time I have a fabric out for a project, I cut two strips out for us. I'm not sure I'll use all of them in my scrappy quilt, but I know where to tuck the 2.5" strips in the scrap box if I need to.
How do you manage your scraps? If you cut them up, what sizes do you use most?