I have tried being organised with the pieces for the semi-circular flying geese border for the TQS 2017 BOM. I chose all my fabrics and have cut them out...and they are presently sitting there is a box waiting to be pieced. It is definitely more efficient to do things this way. A lot of the time I don't have a pattern to follow from and make my decisions 'on the fly' - very inefficient. Maybe the issue is that I can't discipline myself to plan, as I want to get on with the sewing.
Can good things come from chaos? I'm not sure...but I'm having fun, and that will have to do for now.
I have a very large stash of scraps...and the stash keeps getting bigger and bigger. I realised that I had only ever once made a log cabin block, back in the day when I took a Patchwork for Beginners course. I thought it was time to have another go. I didn't have a pattern, and only intended to make one block, so would use scraps. As it turned out, I ended up making 4 blocks, and then using more scraps in a very simple pieced border. The centre looked rather bare, so I delved into my stash of wool, cut out some shapes and appliqued them by hand.
The result is below: