I'm with Farmor - rag rugging is great. And Farmor, that is lovely!
I have seen one done by a girl who had just left school, with the worn out bits of her uniform, with the school's logo as her pattern.
Another thing to try with patchwork is using different pattern blocks, and to make cushions (these can be nice gifts) so you don't get stuck making too many of the same blocks.
Some of my favourite cushions have been made using 'crazy' patchwork. This is what I was taught by my grandmother. You simply spread out random bits of fabric, different sizes and shapes, move about until you like the effect. Then turn under a very narrow hem and join using feather stitch, or other embroidery stitches. I had never seen a blocked patchwork quit until I was an adult.
I have also made pan holders with blocks that I'm a bit unhappy with - you don't look at them closely enough to see mistakes, and they are cheerful in the kitchen.
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