On the left - laying out my postage stamps to see how many unique fabrics I could pull from the bag - I’m up to 172 - on the right - 25 6x6 postage stamp squares.
As I cut things for other quilts - I take and cut my scraps into either 2” or 3” hunks - anything bigger than that, I put back into the cupboard for later use. Last winter, I made 25 5x5 squares from the 2” scraps. This year, I’ve upped those to 6x6s and now have 32 of them. The plan is to eventually make 49 8x8s so that there are fewer repeat fabrics. (just over 3100 squares planned no big deal, right?). I think I probably have at least that many in my scrap bag, but a lot are from the same projects, so I’m waiting to make the next set until I have a few more different colors in the bag. I’ve also joined a charm swap that the curious quilter is hosting and am looking forward to April when the next exchange is. http://thecuriousquilter.wordpress.com/postage-stamp-2012-charm-swap/