I decided that the answer was to make them some colorful friends.
Even though I really haven't participated in Angela's Rainbow Scraps Challenge much this year, I decided to go with the flow and start with the September's color and make some very scrappy orange tulips.
I sorted through my orange scraps and found twenty fabrics (plus one in a complimentary turquoise for the center). Things are shuffled so that each block is made from 16 different fabrics. At times I wondered if maybe I was making these blocks a little TOO scrappy. They look very different than the ones we're making on blocklotto.com which can be made from two (or more) tulip fabrics per block.
After making the orange blocks, I was on a roll, so I kept going–organizing my scrap bins and also cutting squares for the Tokyo Subway Map quilt along the way.
Next I made some red tulips to add to the mix and put them all together on the design wall and they looked like this:
I envision that with the addition of some more blocks, this will become a colorful, scrappy, throw-sized quilt. Making them is kind of like eating potato chips, so who knows if/when I will be able to stop ...