I recently sorted out all the scraps in my fabric stash, setting together pieces that went together and bagging them up with labels. This way I can grab a bag and have an instant 'kit' to play with. Some will need supplemented to have enough for a whole quilt and others will be fine for small projects.
In one of these gallon ziplock bags I had bright pink floral (leftover backing for a grand-child's quilt), bright green (leftover from my current project, and a black with circle flowers in bright colors (backing from my first quilt). I went to a quilt retreat and, in need of a break from a loooonnnngggg project, I dug out this bag and sorted through my collection of quilt ideas for inspiration.
I chose a stripe with a twist (impossible to describe so I'll just show it) to make a wall hanging for my fireplace wall.
The green and pink are sewn together in stripes and folded on the seam. Then the raw edges are sandwiched between wider polkadot stripes. All of the stripes are ironed one direction and the edges stitched down flat. After binding the stripes are all pressed in the opposite direction and a wave is stitched through them to keep them in place. This becomes a 3-dimensional piece.