That box holds strips and strings left over from other projects or trimmed while cutting. With her "Create Your Own Free-Form Quilt" style, almost nothing is too skinny.
I pulled out scraps left over from this, made from the Pagodas pattern from Maple Island Quilts:
And this, the Carnival pattern, also from Maple Island Quilts:
Then I sewed and sewed for about 1 1/2 hours.
I took a break and browsed through Rayna's book for a while.
When I was pulling out all of those fall-colored strips, a couple of red pieces of batik also appeared and I decided that they could stay. I went looking and found that I had more. I also found a pretty gold Kona Bay texture. Those will come in handy for accents and if I need any larger chunks. The solid yellow is ancient and will be used in small amounts also.
Back to the machine for another half hour or so. This is what I ended the night with:
Probably the next step will be taking everything off the design wall and playing with arrangements. I'm taking a trip next week, so I will look at it all with fresh eyes when I return.
Deeper down in that box, I found a lot of leftovers from this:
More than I remember, these are definitely "seed" for another project.
I dug further and found a variety of greens that I think might play nicely with the rest. Some of it is from the backing and facing.
One of the galleries in town is planning a "tiny art show". I will visit them today and find out the particulars.
Now I have some new fun things to work on and think about!