Recently I bought this book called Sunday Morning Quilts (a nice comforting title isn't it?) written by Cheryl Arkinson and Amanda Jean Nyberg. Primarily because it deals with scrap sorting and storage etc I thought I could use some guidance with that. ;) And it did immediately inspire me to go through my stash and weed out anything significantly smaller than a fat quarter and dump it in my scrap baskets. I then sorted the scraps (varying in size from 2 inch squares to almost fat quarters) by colour because I couldn't wait to start my first project from the book! The book has the most wonderful quilts and deciding which one to try first was not easy.
I finally decided on 'The Missing U' quilt. Right now it's obviously missing more than a 'u', it's missing at least another 11 blocks! Anyway the blocks are made by sewing slabs, which basically is sewing scraps together. And that is such a great concept! No need to match corners or exactly measure anything. Although you need to align the scraps or it' all end up as a very wonky block. All the details and tips on how to do this are in the book of course. Besides the scrap sorting and the projects the book also has basic info how to make a quilt and reflections on (and examples of) what makes a modern quilt. If you are passionate about scraps and you love moderns quilts you can't go wrong with this book. My only regret is that I'm running out on scraps too fast now!