One new exercise I have tried is sewing from my scraps. It goes against everything you learn in the beginning, no pattern no step by step instructions, just sew the next piece of scrap. After while it becomes peaceful and relaxing. It is a great way to stir up your creativity. I have to admit after trying it I found that I could easily make a great quilt by doing this exercise, not mention it will greatly reduce that scrap pile that you keep trying to organize and pondering over whether you should keep the scrap or pitch it.
So now, I make so many a week and just put them into a pile eventually I will have enough to start the quilt. Once that is done you will find the pic of the finished product here, or maybe I will just show pics of the completed squares, we will have to wait and see.