|American Patchwork & Quilting, Supplement to an issue sometime in the last year--sorry, no date given on the pages|
The pattern calls for piecing together 2.5" strips of assorted fabrics, but I wanted to use the variety in my scraps, some of which weren't that wide. I think the results look fine. I kept the crayons the size in the pattern (cut at 5" x 40", plus the crayon tip cut at 5"), but made just six and turned them vertical, to make a smaller quilt. I haven't sewn the crayons together yet. Here they are in rainbow order:
But I think I like it even better this way: primaries (red/yellow/blue) on the left and secondaries (orange, green, purple) on the right:
When I put the photo of the pattern at the top of this post, I realized it has the crayons arranged with half the points up and half down:
Not sure which I like better. With all the points up, it reminds me more of a box of crayons, but I also like the balance of the alternating forms. Comments on color order and point arrangements welcome!
I don't often make a quilt totally from scraps. It was a pleasure to handle scores of different fabrics, remembering favorite projects, or wondering how I happened to have a particular fabric at all. Also very nice to not have to buy or dye any fabric, but just dive in.