Monday, August 24, 2009

Mumbo Gumbo

I've been a Mumbo-ing. And I've been a Gumbo-ing. Cutting and sewing lots and lots of strips from my stash. Today I finally got the entire quilt put together.

This could be called a "free quilt" because everything came from left over scraps of fabrics.
Nothing matches. This is about as random of fabric selection as you will ever get.

I've been saving my scraps for years. This quilt truly mixed the old with the new.

With this entire top completed, why does my scrap bin still look so full? I think I have enough left over strips to make many Mumbos and Gumbos.

I will be teaching this class up at Bryce next February. I am more than willing to offer my leftovers to my class. Do you think they will have plenty of their own, or do you think some people might want to pull from my bin?
Or do you think I should offer bags of leftover strips to who ever is interested? Maybe as a Give Away? I am really happy to share.

Mumbo Gumbo by Pie In The Sky Quilts.

21 comments:

Nicole said...

That turned out really cute. I bet it's neat to look at the quilt and reminice about where each piece of fabric came from. What a fun quilt. Just having started, I can't imagine having that big of a stash, but I'm sure it piles up fast!

Janet said...

You know quilters, they don't pass up the chance for fabric they don't have even if it is scraps. The quilt has come out great, I love scrappy.

Jana said...

I love this! I'm going to have to put this one on my list (long list) of quilts to make!

Martina said...

Wow, this quilt really looks great. I am still and always amazed how scraps look so good together! My scrapbox still has to grow...

Notjustnat said...

It is fantastic. I love the scrappy looks in stripy way. I love the colors too. My kind of quilt! Hugs Natima

Stephanie said...

Very eye catching! Love the scrappiness. That should have at least put a big dent in your scrap pile! I have a pie in the sky pattern I've yet to make.

Jackie said...

It turned out just beautifully!! I think that you should definitely offer them up in class. Maybe someone might see just one stray scrap that would go great with their quilt. I know that it would definitely make my day if I found that perfect fabric.

Material Mary said...

I totally love this quilt out of scraps. It makes something useful out of something that wasn't before. Great job!! The economy quilt class is a new technique on doing a nine patch and looks like a checkerboard. Another stash buster. I will post pictures when I get to that point and if you want the pattern, just let me know.
Mary

Elizabeth said...

Having them at the class would be fun. You could have everyone bring scraps to trade. Sometimes I get sick of some of my old fabric, and my friend is sick of hers so we swap. Then the scraps may be old, but new to me!

Cowgirl in the City said...

Love how this quilt turned out! So cute! I think you should have a blogging giveaway for your fabric scraps... how fun would that be?

Carin said...

First your quilt is gorgeous! I love it.
Second I think that having your scraps available for your class would be very generous even if they have there own you may have something they don't that just "makes" the quilt for them.

and third how do I get to come to your class?

quiltmom said...

Nedra,
I do love this quilt - the more scrappy the better. I once took part in a scrap log cabin quilt class where everyone cut 120 light strips and 120 dark strips ( there were 12 people in the class) and then we traded strips. It was a bit of work to cut it all but it was well worth it and it made the quilt more interesting.
The only rule was that the fabrics were quilt store quality but other than that- anything went.

Scrap quilting is really so much fun and there are some terrific patterns out there. Your Mumbo Jumbo turned out beautifully.

I am sure whatever you do with your scraps they will be well appreciated. Someone else's scraps are always more interesting than your own!

Regards,
Anna

Micki said...

Love the scrappy look of it and it is so colourful!
Micki

Sherri said...

Fun quilt...and the scraps probably bring back so many memories! So glad you're teaching again...the class schedule isn't out yet, is it?

Sharleen said...

Love Love Love that quilt! Love thats it's made from scraps. That is one I will definitely have to consider at Ruby's!

Gayle said...

Scrap quilts have always been my all-time favorites and yours is just wonderful - no planning involved at all! Good job!

beth said...

I SURE like this one! thinking about all the scraps I have waiting to do this with! :)

dotti white said...

Nedra....I love the way your quilt turned out! Awesome work!!!!

amy smart said...

It's so great Nedra! Really wonderful. Love those truly scrappy quilts.

amy smart said...

It's so great Nedra! Really wonderful. Love those truly scrappy quilts.

Mel said...

I love this! Perfectly scrappy!