How small are your scraps? I sort mine into boxes which I also glean great joy from too. These little ones are a bit longer than my finger and I was contemplating why I was hoarding them.
The plastic box holds large scraps and the cardboard box holds teeny scraps - enough to get say, one hexi on at a time. I started my eight pointed star quilt on the premise that I couldn't get the lids on the boxes anymore. It is going well, I have made 11 blocks and when they are all together they are quite eye popping. I have a long way to go though. I will need to re cut the solid borders and have another measure up before I decide about backing and binding.
This project has come together quickly because I have used a sewline glue pen to insert the papers - a must have patchwork item in my book. They are from simply solids and eliminate the need to tack all the papers in. You just glue them (it's temporary) and get sewing the actual block, so much more fun.
I also bought my diamond papers from Lina Patchwork. I had custom cut diamonds sent to me in the post and she was the most delightful person to spend my money with. She also sent me a little Chysanthemum kit as a thank you.
I will now have a new little project to use up all those teeny strips. I wonder if I can find 16 different fabrics in my box for the petals. Now there's a challenge and a whole heap of joy to be had!
Thanks for stopping by. Jo xxxx