I've started a new scrap quilt thanks to Pinterest. It's creator, Deanna of the Wedding Dress Blue blog, named it the "Film at Five" quilt and it is an extremely serviceable design for all sorts of scrap arrangements. I started looking for a likely candidate design when my scrap box had to be declared totally out of control.
Once I had the design, I dumped the scrap box and began cutting two-and-a-half inch squares.
and then starting at the top, pick up the five pairs (starting at the top and putting the next pair on the bottom) and take them to the sewing machine.
Sew the five pairs together without breaking the thread in between pairs.
Press the finished block from the right side.
Most of the time, I just cut blocks, but for several of them, I did do "fussy cutting."
I'm very pleased with the nine-block size (54 square inches) and I've got other ideas for new color combinations. I'm an old-fashioned quilter in many ways and using up my scraps is certainly one of them.