Whether you’re looking for a project to bust all of those fabric scraps you’ve been collecting, or you just love the style – Hovea or Hovea Curve is the perfect pattern for a scrap quilt jacket! While scrap jackets have recently come into the fashion spotlight again, the concept of quilting with scraps & recycled fabrics isn’t a new one! From techniques such as Boro (discussed by Mari in her post), Jogakbo (featured in Youngmin Lee’s post) and Kantha (explored by Manjari in her post) to Victorian era crazy quilts or the rich traditions of African American quilting that are almost as old as America itself – in some form or another, scrap quilting has existed in almost every culture throughout time!
With great awe and respect for the long & colourful history of scrap quilting, today we’re going to explore how we can bring this amazing & practical art form into practice for our own Hovea Jackets! There are so many ways to approach scrap quilting, but in this post we’re going to explore a basic method that without a pattern, blends organic lines with basic shapes in a wonderful organised chaos! It’s the process I used while making our Hovea Curve scrap coat and one that lets the fabric pieces we have at hand guide the design. Whether or not this is the style you’re looking to achieve though, a lot of the principals are universal and can be applied to other methods too! So if you’re interesting in creating a truely unique design and giving new life to your fabric scraps – strap yourself in, we’ve got a lot to cover!