For me the joy of swapping scraps is accumulating small quantities of heaps of different fabrics. I love sorting them into colour piles and making colourwash quilts.
I'm living in a smaller home now and have not the space to lay out the whole quilt before stitching it together. This time I am using larger pieces (5inch x 3 1/2 inch), piecing one row at a time and immediately stitching it to the growing quilt. That way I do not have to remember later on which row belongs where and can clearly see the size of where I have got to.
I will audition a few rows of fabrics on the bed (to get an idea of the 'flow' of colours) - if I know I'll have time to stitch them all together before tidy up time!
After the browns and darks will come reds and then yellows and the whole quilt will brighten.
Pop here to see the one I made a couple of years ago incorporating the fabrics from my 2012 swap partner Megan. And pop here to find the links to what others are making with their 2014 scrap swaps.