So, I have been cutting and cutting and cutting trying to get this pile manageable. I have been using Bonnie Hunter's scrap system (http://www.quiltville.com/) and am making slow but steady progress (and what I have finished looks mighty darn good if I do say so myself). In the mean time there are scraps that just don't fit anywhere whatsover and that is where the blocks below come in to play.
My pineapple block is 5 inch's finished so 5.5 unfinished and is made up of 45 different pieces of fabric. Believe it or not this uses very little fabric, but will look cute when all bazillion of them or done and in some type of quilt, until then I will keep making them as time and desire permits.
These are my string blocks and they are super easy to make and once I get enough I will just lay them out and whip up a charity quilt or something. I usually work on two at a time so that I can string piece them as I go. This makes the process go twice as fast for me.
So...... I guess what I am trying to say is that.....I am making progress with my scraps, it is just a slow and enjoyable process. Who cares about the mess or the ever growing amount of fabric that is following me around the house. I am still making something scrappy, warm and who knows it may become a charity quilt that will make someone smile and keep them warm.
Now I am off to make a totally new and unplannes quick project for my 3 week old niece.