I just love this fabric line, and since I had enough left over for another project, I just couldn't bear to put them into my scrap jars. Besides, when I have lots of coordinating scraps at one time, turning them into baby and preemie quilts is one way that I keep them from completely taking over my studio.
I found this awesomely bright Denyse Schmidt polkadot for the backing. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the polkadots are outlined in dark green to really make them pop against the lemon yellow; and the turquoise tonal polkadot binding frames it nicely. I'm not sure you can ever have too many polkadots! This little quilt measures right at 42 inches square, and is destined for my cousin, who has a baby girl due later this year.
After making this quilt, I only had four scrap pieces to put into my jars. That feels like a victory to me! Of course, I can't always use every single piece of fabric, and every summer, I purge my scrap jars with quilts like my Shattered Rainbow and Kitchen Sink.
So, what's your system for keeping your scraps in check? Do you prefer to hold onto them until you have enough for a bigger project, or do you use them on smaller projects along the way like I do? Do you like to work on leader-ender projects or tackle them all at once? I know everyone works differently, and I would love to hear!