Oh, goodness, I hate to throw anything away--including scraps of fabric. But I have all these bits and pieces that really don't seem to go together. (I've already gleaned the best go-togethers from my stash scraps.)
So what to do with all these:
Well, a quilting friend shared a blog web site that included a pattern for a "disappearing 9 patch" block. So I thought I would try that. The scraps I had, though, were not such that I could make 9 equal size patches in my blocks, so mine is--needless to say--a bit of a modification from the original pattern.
This is what my block looked like right after I cut it into the quarters. You'll notice that right side "patches" are narrower that the others and I opted to cut it a little off center.
In the meantime, my daughter showed me a really neat way to make a strip block.
So the resulting scrappy quilt will be a combination of 4 strip blocks and 12 modified disappearing 9 patches.
But, drats, I still have some of that pile of fabric left. Now I wonder just what will be next!