I was gifted a bunch of 2 1/2" squares by a friend and I wanted to use them. I also cut up a lot of my scraps to make even more. Now I am putting these squares together six across by six down - 36 Patches - to make 12" blocks. I have now made 37 of these. My idea is to use solid strips of fabric as sashing and more 2 1/2" squares at the corners for cornerstones. I have laid out a few squares like that on my bed and took this picture.
I haven't decided yet whether to leave them straight-set like the picture or put them on point, in which case I would have to worry about what to do for the setting triangles. Maybe solids for that too. I really like the idea of using the different color solids as sashings. This has the potential to become a large quilt because I have lots and lots of scraps. I keep cutting more 2 1/2" squares and my box is full of them so I have to make some more blocks. When I was at Viking last week Pam gave me two grocery bags full of scraps from cutting out pillowcase kits and other people give me scraps also. I have a large garbage bag full of scraps that I am trying to cut down into 2 1/2" strips, 2 1/2" squares and 2" strips. Any strips smaller than 2" go in the strings bag. I make blocks with those strings. Some people make things out of the crumbs, which are the smallest of scraps. I don't bother with those. I don't have enough time to do the other things so I am not going to work with tiny little pieces. Anyway, this is what I am working on right now. I'll do a blog post when I get this quilt further along. It's going to be very colorful!