Mumbo Gumbo by Pie In The Sky Quilts.
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Variation #1: by Melissa Ryther.
Melissa made her Mumbo Gumbo almost completely out of Kaffe fabrics. You know how I love Kaffes!
In the original pattern you will notice the designer used scrappy yellow and black for the center blocks. It's not necessary to use black and yellow. You can use any two colors you want. Melissa chose black and then more scrappy Kaffes.
Variation #2 by Bev Lewis
Bev has been on a personal mission this year to use up her stash. I asked her yesterday how many "stash buster" quilts she made this last year, and she was guessing around 8. Mumbo Gumbo is just one of them. Bev chose to use solids, or fabrics that read as a solid, for her quilt.
Bev also quilts her own quilts. Look at the fun design she chose.
Jan makes a lot of quilts out of batiks. She was so happy to have a way to use up her batik scraps in making Mumbo Gumbo. In fact, she cut a lot of batik strips and gave them away to any of the Divas who were interested.
Gives Mumbo Gumbo kind of a tropical look.
The nice thing about Mumbo Gumbo is everything works.
You don't need to be a bit fussy about this quilt. Use what you have!
One suggestion I do have is to use centers that are solid or read as a solid if you are using busy fabrics in the blocks. You eye needs a place to rest.
Verny makes a lot of Halloween quilts. (That is putting it mildly). Halloween is Verny's favorite holiday and she really decorates!
She even has a "Halloween tree" in her living room. Picture a Christmas tree all decorated in Halloween. And a house that has Halloween decorations on every wall and in every corner.
Needless to say, Verny had a lot of Halloween scrap fabrics.
I don't have a lot of Halloween fabrics, but I love this variation so much I may just beg some scraps off of Verny someday.
I hope this gives you a taste of the many ways you can make Mumbo Gumbo out of your scraps.
Thanks Dixie Divas for letting me borrow your quilts every time I teach a Mumbo Gumbo class!