Then I store two stacks in a clear plastic shoebox-size storage container. These are only a few of the boxes, but it'll give you an idea what they look like. My strips are also sorted by colors (a box for each color). It may seem a little fussy, but it works for me. The strips fray and wrinkle a lot less this way. If my strips aren't from a full width of fabric, I fold them until they fit the container.
These are my "bright" strips. I don't have a lot of bright fabrics, so I store these together in one container.
These are some contemporary fabrics. All of the strips didn't come from my sraps -- I have a lot of leftover Jelly Rolls in this box.
I forgot to take a picture of this before I unrolled it. These neutral batiks were a gift from Mary at Quilt Hollow. Aren't they yummy? These will be added to one of my batik boxes after I drool over them for a little longer. Thanks so much, Mary. I can't wait to tell you what I'm doing with these!
A few batiks.
During the past week, I've worked on a few of these little blocks, too. I'm working on a tutorial to share, but it's taking a lot longer than I anticipated. To all of you who share tutorials on your blogs, THANK YOU! I never gave any thought to how much time it takes to photograph each little step as you go. It's coming soon, I promise!
In the meantime, if you'd like to get a head start, go ahead and sort your scraps into piles of whatever you'd like to use. I'm working on more than one quilt at a time as I run across more scraps and strips. These are some ideas for fabric combinations:
Mostly Kaffe Fassett scraps, with a few other things mixed in.