I've been trying to come up with a way to utilize my scraps. I've been experimenting here and there with different blocks whenever i felt like trying something new.
for these, i used the scrappy trips around the world tutorial. it's pretty easy when using strips instead of 2.5" squares but you do need to use longer scraps, so it's not as "scrappy" as i'd like. i haven't decided yet if i want to do a whole quilt or if this will become part of a backing or even a pillow or bag. i'm putting it aside for now. This gorgeous quilt is definitely encouragement to one day revisit these blocks (though I think her version is slightly different).
i think i've found my project. i'm using the tutorial from badskirt amy for the Japanese X and + blocks. this block is an excellent use of scraps and it's really fun to make. i did make a few blocks with the corner squares on the bias, but for the most part i'm cutting them on the straight grain.
i'm stitching these into 15" 4 patch blocks. right now the plan is to make a bunch of these and then sash them in natural linen.