9 patches don't take long to make, especially when you don't even try to make them match. I think I like them set 4 blocks together with a wide sashing. Wider than I could make them fit on my kitchen floor. Each 9-patch is 6.5" unfinished, so combining them would give me 12" blocks. At this point in time, I've used all the "easy" scraps of this size. I would really like this quilt to be another row long and another row wide so now I have figure out if I have enough of these scraps left to do that. It will involve cutting 2.5" squares (instead of strips) from what scraps remain. I am thinking that I actually do have enough fabric to do that - it will just take a bit of time.
But really - look at these fabrics - where else will I use these scraps if I don't take the time now to cut more pieces to make this quilt bigger now? And besides - I want to empty out that scrap tote! Definately an odd combination of fabrics. Usually I like to sort my fabrics into color schemes, but remember - most of these were alerady pre-sewn strips from a previous project (where I wanted big contrast), so sorting them wasn't an option. I thought for sure that the end result of these mis-matched 9 patches would be ugly. But I figured - what did I have to lose? Some thread and a bit of time, that's all. And now look, I am thinking that it is pretty! I wonder what color I should use for sashing? How does one decide on such a quilt?