One way I organize my scraps is I put all of my 2 1/2" leftover strips into one bin. These include leftover bindings and jelly roll strips. When the bin starts to get a little full, I make a quick donation quilt using this Scrap-A-Palooza method. I never quite know what the quilt is going to look like!
This time the quilt was really eclectic! Lots of solids, stripes and dots and it seems I have been using gray a lot for bindings lately. I don't often make scrap quilts with no boundaries in color but it is a fun experiment to just let the quilt happen.
I found this rusty orange leaf print in my stash for the backing. I had no recollection of buying it. When I told a friend about it, she said "I gave you that!" with a big cheesy smile. She knows I always find a home for the unloved - I think she snuck it in during a visit when I wasn't looking.
I do have to admit, I think it looks great on the back of this quilt.
Here are a few more I have made over the years. Each one is fun in its own way.
This will be my fifth quilt being linked up with Quilts in the Queue for the 100 Quilts for Kids event. (My goal is six this year.) A local organization called Bags of Love is getting a big stack of quilts from me this year!
Quilts in the Queue