A few years back, I made this blue and yellow string quilt:
Before I chose the blue/light blue borders I had planned on using up the extra strings to make a piano key border. I made the border and auditioned it with the quilt:
I decided the piano keys were too much, so I rolled them up and set them aside, thinking maybe I could use them on something else someday.
I came across them during the big sewing room tidy-up and knew that the time had come to make them into a small quilt. I did a little slice and dice and removed the more subdued blues and paler yellows, and added in a few brighter shades:
I just knew those strips would come in handy someday. I find it hard enough to throw away even the smallest scrap, and I think I might have to start even saving those.
Another find in the sewing room was a charm pack of Aneela Hoey "Posy" fabrics.
I added in about 20 charms that I cut from my stash, and made this Springtime quilt: