Quilt Ideas

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.

3 thoughts on “Quilt Ideas

  1. Yay, a new project! Just what I thought we needed 😀
    It’s funny then that I, too, have started scrap busting and churning out hexies like a mad woman! I’ll have to check out Rachel’s post and determine her reequirements for size, these things take a while.
    I love the summer house pattern. LOVE it.

  2. I love the sticks and bricks quilt that I made, it is one of my all time favourites. And I have so much fun making scrappy roygbiv log cabins this fall. I also love those hexagons, so I think that all of them are great choices for using up those lovely left over bits.

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