With overflowing scrap bins and quickly running out of storage room (as well as patient and obliging family members) it was time to make a scrap quilt in an effort to be seen to be "working on it" - the issue of the overflowing bins that is.
I am rather fond of my fabric scraps and continue to add to the scrap bins with every quilt I make. Having made numerous low volume quilts recently means that even low volume fabrics are well represented among my scraps. A checkerboard quilt (light/dark layout) was the obvious choice.
I have used my own Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial to piece this quilt top - strip piecing and cross cutting to make blocks with seams pressed to ensure that the quilt top comes together with ease. I have alternated light/dark fabrics this time to create the checkerboard effect and I have also increased the width of my fabrics strips to 3 inches (3 inches x 10 inches fabric strips).
I do admit to occasionally dipping into my fabric stash to balance colors and add even more variety which did not go unnoticed by the aforementioned family members. Unfortunately the overall impact on fabric scrap reduction was negligible. The simple solution may be to invest in yet another scrap bin or continue to make more scrap quilts. Probably both.
Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial