I was getting ready to quilt the baby quilt, and decided to "warm up" on a piece of composed fabric. See the recipe for Sweet Leaf Composed Fabric here. All those little bits of thread tails, schnibbles, and cut off ends otherwise too small to save.
I was able to use up 2 baggies of scraps, yarns and thread tales--including a few spools of rotten rayon thread that just breaks in the machine anytime I try to sew with it. See that purple clump in the middle? I cut the thread off the spool, rather than dribbling the thread on top.
I started using black silk to do the overlay. It has a much smoother / richer feel to it than the rough and plastic-y tulle. I'm not sure if it's the black silk gauze or chiffon, though. I ordered both from Dharma recently but can't quite tell which is which. The amazing thing is that is literally disappears over the scraps while it's holding everything in.
Here's a slightly wider shot of about 1/2 the piece.
Destined to be a journal cover later this year. I think I can get 2 regular size covers out of this piece, and possibly a 1/4-size journal.