Hi! I'm Jane from Sew Create It and I'm thrilled that Madame Samm has asked me to guest post on Stash Manicure again. Stash Manicure is such a great blog that shares so many ideas on how to manage your stash and I hope the idea I have for you today will do just that.
There are lots of great blocks that allow you to use up all those strings and crumbs that are in your scrap bin, but my favourite is the Chaos Crumb block. I first saw the idea of chaos crumb blocks on Patti’s blog back in 2007 and it is by far my most favourite way to use up the little scraps that are too odd or too small to be used in a more traditional way. I’ve made these blocks multicoloured in the past, but my preferred method is to group them by colour. Here is a pattern for a quilt using these blocks which I think has a rather modern take on the traditional scrap quilt.
This quilt finishes at 44” x47” but could easily be made bigger by adding more blocks and/or more rows.
42 - scrap chaos crumb blocks squared up to 6”.
If you plan on using bans of colour then each row uses 7 chaos blocks.
Using a fabric that reads as a solid cut
6 - 6” squares
7 - 2½” by 44½” strips
Assembly is really straight forward.
Sew the chaos crumb blocks into rows.
7 blocks to each row.
Then sew a plain 6” square to the end of each row.
Sew the 2½” by 44½” strips between each row.
Remember to rotate each row as you go so your solid squares alternate down the quilt.
Here is a link to a printer-friendly-version of these instructions.
Incidentally if you change the background fabric you get a different effect ...check out these three versions I’ve made.
There is a lot you can do with these colour blocks...just check out Amanda Jean’s version and Caroline’s version!
Thanks again Madame Samm for the opportunity to post...as always it’s been great fun to share with your readers!