What better thing to do when you are on call and can't get involved with a messy project or sweaty house work. Quilt. I am currently working on Quiltville's Orange Crush Mystery. Bonnie's site is Quiltville.com. If you haven't browsed her site you are missing something.
I too am a scrappy quilter. My reason: I don't understand color very well. Even as a child when coloring my pictures never were the master pieces that my class mates were. So throwing everything and the kitchen sink in works for me. Just a few of my scrappy creations. My very first I have not picture. I made it when I was 11 or 12 and it was a string quilt. I didn't appreciate the work back then and I used it to death and abused it also. I laid out in the sun on it and let the dog sleep on it 15 years later and that was the end of it. The one in the picture is a square in a square and I called it Decade because from start to label it took me 10 years to finish. I gave it to my daughter and she has a real appreciation for it. She watched me hand quilt it for 6 months off and on. She even sat beside me and when I would get the needle stuck she would pull it through with my hemostats.
I guess it is time to get back to the old Kenmore, She loves the attention she gets. I hope the Bernina doesn't get jealous.