Over at Stitched in Color, Rachel has declared a scrap manifesto: Use Them!
I think that’s a brilliant idea; she’s culled a lot of ideas using scraps to make quilts and has a challenge going to use up our scraps (see her website for more details). I think the idea, really, is to stash-bust, using up all those bits of fabrics leftover from our projects (or a too-ambitious buying spree). I’ve been looking for a few of my own ideas on how to use up the stash. Here’s one, a free pattern from Lila Ashberry, titled Summer House, and you can find the download *here.*
I’m looking for patterns that have a complexity to them, and will use lots of fabric and be quickly put together.
Or how about Mayra Dubrawky’s Sticks and Bricks pattern? There would be a LOT less angles/triangles in this one, although it doesn’t have that complexity of the other.
Here’s one idea I’ve had in my files for a long time: a scrappy log cabin.
Join Rachel’s “Festival of Scrappiness.” Your finished quilt top is due by the end of March.