One of the things which makes quilting attractive to me is using all the scraps, using old fabrics, old clothes etc. The recycling aspect of quilting. But - I also LOVE new fabric and I LOVE buying, having and using new fabrics. So I don't do as much scrap quilting as I would like.
This quilt is truly a scrap quilt. I collected scraps for it for quite a while. My own scraps and scraps donated by others - or retrieved from trash cans at quilt retreats. I cut all the scraps into 2" squares and gradually sewed them into 9-patches. I don't recall how long it took, but it was something I would do in between everything else as I had enough 2"squares to make another couple of 9-patches. As finished, there are 360 9-patches in the quilt, which means that I sewed together 3,240 2" squares. I subsequently hand quilted it. And since it was finished it has been on our bed every night.