So I grabbed my scraps tin, and two lots of 15 minutes later and I had these:
There was no planning, no measuring, no real thought as to colour choice, just simply using the next bit that was more or less the right length. To be honest, I was amazed that they actually look like real quilt blocks!
As the week went on, I got adventerous and used some very small scraps as centres, and made some with colour themes. I hope whilst playing that I will learn something about tone and value. (Can you tell I've quite a bit of that stripy cotton? I think I'll hide the rest of that piece for a while.)
I think they are wonky log cabins (well they certainly are wonky!). They still need trimming, I think I'm aiming for 5" finished blocks, and they definatly need pressing, but with 15 minutes every day or so, I now have 12 random, scrappy quilt blocks!