The amount of blue and light scraps was fairly substantial so I decided to work with those.
I used my usual strategy of separating the strips and patches and then just start assembly line sewing, then sniping units apart. It goes very fast.
Here's a good trick; when you have two strips that are more like wedges flip them around and you get something that approximates a rectangle without too much wastage.
Cut in half and matched again, and you've got a nice repeating pattern.
Here's what I got after a couple of hours of sewing. I decided I did not really like that combo. so I pulled out the light units to save for another day and concentrated on the blue units.
Went back to the scrap bag to find a few accent strips (the bright print and the black and white) and I've got the center of a lap quilt done in time for dinner!
...And I think I made a dent in this scrap basket! Well maybe a little?!
I teach a class called "Scrap Strategies" using all of these techniques and more. Check out my website for more details.www.clairewitherspoon.com
cheers, Claire W.