So I'm thinking about making a quilt. So far, the majority of my projects have been clothing and bags. And after all that sewing, I have a bunch of scrap pieces of fabric. I have even more in my storage building back home. I've really been intrigued by the look of scrap/crazy quilts. I'm leaving New Mexico to go back home to Alabama a week from Monday. I get to spend a few days with my mom (who I can hopefully talk into teaching me all she knows about quilting) and then I'm going back to school.
I actually have two of my mom's quilts on my bed right now. It would be amazing to learn from her. I'm hoping I can also talk her into letting me keep some of her scraps and old fabric for my potential quilt. I've been spending most of my crafty time looking for scrap-quilt inspiration. Since I'm leaving in about a week, it's not exactly the best time to start a big project. Plus I don't have an ironing board. :/ Not exactly the best environment for quilting. I've found some amazing quilts. There are some incredibly creative, talented people around. Check out their great work.
I like this one from dollar store crafts that is a bit more organized. All the blocks are the same pattern, but with different bits of fabric and different sizes. It's little imperfections are just delighting. The perfectionist in me would be annoyed, but it sure would be fun to put together!
Living and Dyeing Under the Big Sky is really cool, too. It is pretty simple also. Not sure I can do it with my scraps because a lot of them are smaller than those blocks, but it's a cool idea none the less.
Funthreads. A lot more work went into it than just sewing a bunch of scraps together. So take a step back and look for the face. Now I've never been a big fan of star trek (probably because I just never watched it), but my man is. He thought it was really neat. I think I'd really enjoy the organization involved in putting together one of these. So it's a possibility.