This week I've been working on commission projects (mostly t-shirt quilts) and some things that needed to be finished for the quilt ministry, which has meant no time for sewing with my scraps. I'm headed for a quilting retreat this weekend, though, and I'm bringing along a scrappy project - Nathanael's annual quilt - but that doesn't really help me for this blogpost!
But I have been dreaming of scrappy quilts this week, because I need to make a twin size quilt for the new bunk bed in the guest room. Here are some of the ideas I'm tossing around...
Flutterby has been on my list for a while, and would certainly make good use of the plethora of scraps I have on hand.
And this modern postage stamp quilt would be quick and easy - but I think I want something a little more... more.
Amanda Jean's design, Candy Coated, is a great way to use up strings - and the good Lord knows I have a ton of those! My version would definitely be more colorful than this, though. But I love this low-volume version!
This is so simple, but has so much movement, and would work well with a wide variety of scraps - and it would look good with the scrappy Jacob's Ladder quilt I have on the lower bed.
This is always an option - I got the templates for Christmas last year - but it may take more time than I have to put into it right now. But there's definitely one of these in my future soon!
So plenty to choose from, and reading my own comments above, it looks like I may have a winner - the hourglass block quilt - but I'm going to think on it while I'm at the quilt retreat and make a decision when I get back.
What are you dreaming of these days? Do your dreams involve scraps, or are you dreaming of some new line of fabric? That's the joy of using scraps - you can feel virtuous using them and reward yourself with something new!