My parents bedroom has always been decorated in pretty much the same shades; pale green and pink with the occasional bit of blue thrown in for good measure. As a result, a lot of the fabric scraps were in these colours and I had plenty to choose from to make Mum's quilt.
In amongst the bits of left over material, there were also quite a lot of "samples" - the ones the fabric manufacturers send out to decorator's shops to show off their wares. These were never intended to actually *be* anything, and certainly at the time Mum acquired them, would have ended up in landfill if she hadn't asked for them. A lot of these pieces now have a new lease of life as part of a "something" and are part of a quilt (or have been cut ready to go into the next one).
So Mum will shortly be greeting some old friends, and meeting a few new ones, that are part of her quilt.