I looked in my scrap box yesterday, and decided it was time to whittle it down a bit. It's not big (an old nappy box), and my scraps really are just that, scraps. Anything big enough to get folded is sorted and stored in the cupboards. I need to come up with a design to use some of the other scraps, but the brights are fairly easy to use. I just pulled them all out, and started sewing the small ones together. I started working on 50, and chain-pieced and pressed them.
This photo above was taken over half-way through. I ended up making an extra 3 blocks, and was left with a small, neat pile of bright scraps. I used up all the orange and yellow scraps, so stopped there. I did cut a lot of the scraps to shape, but I didn't use anything that wasn't in the scraps box.
I made 4.5in blocks - an easy size because I have a 4.5in square ruler, whch I used not only to trim them to size, but also as a guide when making them as to where I needed to add pieces to make the block big enough. Each square has 9-16 pieces of fabric. I love the photo below:
I'm not quite sure how I'll make them into blocks. I did a similar thing about 2 years ago when I made Happiness, and used the crazy-pieced squares as the centre of maverick stars. I don't want to do the same again, and am considering either a different star block, or bordering them with solids. The actual block and their size will determine how many I use in the quilt. I suspect I'll have some left over, and will leave them in the scrap box until I have more brights to make enough for the next quilt.