You know how they can tell a lot about climate and environmental changes by studying tree rings...Well I was finishing up yet another big ole' scrap monster and I thought you could tell a lot by the fabric in there. There was the year when Disney princesses were the rage, or loony toons, Betty Boop. How about the time when I had a thing for foresty, wild animals, left over baby prints. I still have scraps from the games themed quilt made for a grandson...he is in the Navy now. Even the quality of the fabrics tell some thing of cotton prices ups and and downs due to the weather. Right now I am seeing some coarser fabrics from even the good stuff. Maybe some day one of those scrappy monsters will find their way to a fabricologist to study and he or she will write a thesis on the culture of America based on just the leftovers from my scrap bin. What would your scrappy quilt say about you?