Yes, bins. Multiple bins.
|One of three 1 1 /2 by 2 1/2 inch Everything bins|
I love this unit-block size and in my cutting up scraps many land in this bin. I have three categories: Solids, 30s repros, and Everything else, which sorts itself into lights and others as I pull from it.
Here are four ideas from my sketchbook that made it to fabric. I want to do a solid quilt in the coming year, so I made the samples with solids.
The large solids sample block I made a couple years ago and now is being made in scraps from the Everything else bins. There were three bins starting out and it is now down to two. I used well over 3000 rectangles! And a number of squares. I'll post directions for that when it gets to the top finished stage. I call it Thirteen because it has 13 rows.
I have plans involving sashing for the two different stacked blocks.
The little tatami 4 1/2 block (so named for the number of units--it measures 3 inches) with the little red squares I think will be fun to work with. Tatami arrangement sites are a great place to go for ideas.
I make a few sample blocks and work with pressing when ready to commit to a design.
|thirteen, block from a quilt in progress|
|thirteen, sample block in solids|
|stacked 4 inch squares|
|stacked 6 inch square|
|tatami 4 1/2 (measures 3 inches) Four blocks shown|