So, I decided to tackle it, in conjunction with a shoebox full of small, colour coordinated scraps (which are leftover from the last time I completely emptied the scrap basket)
and my box of scrap strips
which was looking a lot better since I made all those 12" strippy blocks, but which still had plenty of shorter strips in it.
I decided to make scrappy log cabins, because it's a practical way to use most sizes of square and rectangle and because I like making log cabins.
I also decided, while I was at it, to cut some of my smaller scraps into 2" squares. This is really the fault of a blogging friend, with whom I swapped some 2" squares - we each sent 100. This may sound like a lot, but as those of you who have worked with 2" squares know, it doesn't go far. So I knew I'd need some more...
...though perhaps not 1600 more, which is how many I have now (actually, 1700, counting the ones from Indigo Blue) - each of those piles is 100, 2" squares.
a shoebox full of log cabin starters (2- round and 3-round blocks) and a lid full of small log and some centres,
a strip bin which has fewer strips in it (you can see the bottom of the bin, in the top right hand corner of the photo), and...
an empty scrap basket.
I will finish off some more log cabins, as long as I have strips to make logs from, but I'm sure I will have more starter pieces than I need to go with the number of logs I have - that's fine, though, I will just hang on to them to use with more scraps, as those accumulate - which I'm sure they will! I have a basket of slightly larger scraps I can go through as well, if I feel the urge...