I think you can learn a lot about a quilter by going through their scraps. You can get a sense of their taste in fabric, what colors they tend to use, sometimes you can see what patterns they have used recently (I have a few Dresden pieces myself).
For me, you can readily see that I use and LOVE the color blue. I'm quite obsessed with it really.
Green is the next favorite, followed by neutrals.
Howie has enjoyed inspecting my piles.
Red and purple follow next, with yellow and orange dead last.
As I mentioned in my last post, we're moving in the near future and I'm trying to get my fabric collection ready to move. It should be fairly easy as everything has a place, but things have been feeling a bit cramped lately. I keep my scraps in plastic bins separated by color and the blue bin was running over with scraps.
I decided that I would do a combination of cutting strips for my herringbone project, then strips for my new scrap project - scrappy X blocks, then smaller pieces into the 2.5" for hexagons and finally 2" squares for a new granny square quilt. So much cutting, with great results. It was a perfect project for the Winter Olympic marathon!
Piles of blue scraps
So far, I've made it through my blue and green scraps and am getting ready to dive into the red and purple collection.
So excuse me while I go back to my rotary cutter, mat, and my collection of Psych dvds.