I recently checked Joan Ford's "Scrap Therapy" book out from the library. (I subscribe to the theory that the more quilting and knitting books I check out, the more new ones the library will acquire, and it seems to be working!)
Anyway, my closet is becoming overrun with scraps and even a year and more of the rainbow scrap challenge isn't having enough effect... possibly because they're such a mess that I don't want to look at them, and because every time I do the scraps fluff themselves up and refuse to fit back in their bins -- resulting in more bins.
So anyway, the theory in the book is to cut all your scraps into 3 sizes of squares that can be easily used together; to do this a bit at a time but make steady progress; and then to make some cool quilts out of them. I started with a shoe-box sized container of reds, all mushed together, and after about 3 days ended up with this:
In other news, I attended a birthday party for a one-year-old neighbor yesterday and couldn't go empty-handed. Since she's recently started walking, I decided she needed her own tote-bag. Lots of fun! It's about 9" square.
Coming up soon -- a review of the new Modern Quilts Illustrated magazine published by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. And -- a finished quilt.