As the month is just getting started, I've only had time to start pulling orange scraps in preparation for this month's blocks. Having a bin full of 2 1/2" strips and squares really helps shorten the prep work.
I try to make the time to cut my scraps into usable pieces and sort them by color. I store them in clear plastic boxes so I can see what I've got without having to open the box.
I made these 9 patch blocks for last year's RSC, then decided I didn't have enough blocks for a quilt. This year's project is to make reverse blocks: color in the center, surrounded by white. I can pull from the strip stash to make the orange centers and the white borders.
I also started making these 4" Sawtooth Star blocks for last year's RSC. I'm going to make more blocks this year and eventually they will all find their way into a quilt. Again, I can pull from the 2 1/2" orange strips to cut the components for these stars.
Since we're on the subject of scraps, I thought I'd give a shout out for a great new book focused on scrap quilts. Scrap Quilt Secrets by Diane D, Knott has lots of inspiration for using up scraps. Check out my blog hop post about Diane's book and leave a comment before April 5th for a chance to win a copy!
Lots more scrappy inspiration can be found at this week's link-up for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.