I guess that can be called a quirk ?
If I have put time into it, I like to use it for something - and if not for anything else, to be put in the backing of a quilt.
I have a soft spot for making boxes sometimes.
I have given away several and I have some myself.
I do not care much for tins though - it must be something with that textile feeling ?
My plan for the before mentioned crazy quilt RR block is to make it into a box lid like the one rectangular below.
This box now belongs to the DD of a dear friend of mine.
I got this embroidery for my birthday one year, but I do not like to put primitive embroidery on my wall, unless it is done by one of my DDs.
I have a couple of these boxes for myself as well and they are very nice for all small sewing stuff. Mine are "plain" fabric covered. These are 6,25" x 9,25".
The first box belong to my dear friend's daughter # 2, and the next belongs to the same friend's daughter # 1. It is approx. 6" square, if my memory serves me right. It has a few pearls as embellishment. The photo is taken with my first digital camera, and I see it is a little out of focus. It is nothing wrong with your vision - rather with the photographer ;-)
The third box was especially nice to make. It is also 6" square.
It was made for a dear friend of mine who loves sunflowers.
As some might recognize, the sunflower is from Thimbleberries.
The little box might be used for pins ?