It must be the time of year--so closely associated in my mind with my grandmother, who died a year ago. She was the absolute reigning queen of quilting for decades. Anyway, I'm on to my second top, this one completely different in feel. Still made from scraps, still pieced randomly with the caveat that each scrap piece is followed by two neutral pieces.
The neutral fabric I'm using is all leftover linen from thrifted dresses bought to supply apron fabric. So satisfying to use up the extra bits! It doesn't all match, but it's close enough. For my scrap squares, I'm sticking to tones of brown and deep red, a color scheme that sorted itself into existence as I pulled fabric out to work with. And those "squares" aren't squares at all. They're 3 x 6 rectangles, and they orient vertically in the quilt top.