Someone else mentioned Bonnie Hunter. I've been stopping my projects periodically to cut scraps and use her 'leaders and enders' idea. I'm making half square triangles as I work on my Dear Jane quilt. It's amazing how many half square triangles I'm sewing just while making my DJ blocks.
You did a great job with your scraps. It does seem to take long, but what a good feeling to have those stacks already cut!