One of my goals for 2008 was to start using up my stash of quilt fabric. I barely made a dent. I figure at the pace I'm going, I will get to keep the same goal for many a year to come. But it's a worthy endeavor, so I keep looking for patterns that will serve my purpose.
The other day I found this pattern called "Mumbo Gumbo" by Pie In the Sky Quilts. The description says " This quilt is s0-ooo simple to make and you can use lots and lots of scraps". Right up my alley.
I received the pattern in the mail today, and the instructions are very easy. I can hardly wait to get started.
My Dixie Diva group wants to make this too. I'm looking forward to seeing how different it will look depending on the fabrics each person pulls. I'll keep you posted on our progress.
A few years ago I took a class from Ami Simms on String Quilts. This was such a fun quilt to make and another stash buster. Ami had several different ways to set the blocks. I chose "Indian Hatchet"
I took this class with several of my girl friends. I remember Judi's reaction most of all. She was so vocal in her enthusiasm with making this quilt that Ami really started teasing her. She kept telling Judi "Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel!" There was a lot of laughter in the room that day. Ami was a great teacher and her class was a delight.
To this day, this is still Judi's most favorite quilt to make.
The block was relatively easy. We sewed strips of various sizes and then cut them into squares. On two ends of the block we sewed triangles. That was pretty much it, except for sewing the blocks together.
Do you have a Stash Buster quilt you have loved making? My stash is quite large and I could use any ideas you want to share.