Gypsy Quilt Blocks

Today I made three more blocks for the gypsy wife quilt. I love making small things, and some of these blocks finish at 5 inches. Making 1.5″ squares can be crazy tedious, but I like the results. The first block I made was the Hatchet, which finished at 6″.
I used some of the sewing themed fabric scraps and remnants that are in my bins. I have plenty of polk-a-dot fabric in different colors that I will be using throughout the quilt.
The second and third blocks are both Puss in the Corner blocks. One is border less and the other has a border. I am inserting special focus items in the blocks that have defined centers.
Daisy CenterĀ  Spool of Thread Center

This quilt is definitely a scrap bin buster. The pattern designer, Jen Kingwell, states that the greater the number of fabrics you use, the more fun this quilt will be. I agree. Playing with the different colors is half the fun. I try not to spend too much time deciding on the fabrics. I usually throw some out on the table and choose whatever catches my eye. I do have a type of organization of my scraps in bins. They are sorted by different criteria, such as sewing theme, floral, etc. This helps me choose from which bins I want to choose. It seems that I am constantly resorting my scraps and remnants. Do you have any suggestions as to how to sort scraps? My yardage of fabric is wrapped around cardboard and in bins sorted by color. Storing yardage is easier than storing scraps. Any suggestions on how to organize different sized scraps would be appreciated.

Gypsy Wife Quilt

For the past few months, I have been building my stash bins with fabric that just catch my eye. I was purchasing fabric with no real quilt in mind. Last month, I was browsing around the Austin Sewing Machine and Quilting Shop in Round Rock, Texas. I found a book by Jen Kingwell, Gypsy Wife. I had never heard of the Gypsy Wife Quilts, so I looked on Pinterest and found so many beautiful examples. Of course, I returned to the shop and bought the pattern book. My goal is to use only the fabric I have in my stash bins. It will also be a good way to use up some scraps.
I made the first two blocks today.
Color Wheel Block
This block was made from small to medium scraps.

Pershing Block
The pink and the black and white fabric were cut from large remnants. The rest of the pieces were from scraps.