Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Using up Stash

I am determined to make a dent in my stash this year. I'm not saying I won't buy fabric, but I'm going to look at stash first for anything I want to make, and I'm going to pull out some of those old "bundles" of fabric I bought way back when and figure out a plan for them.

This fabric has been holding court in a bin for years, waiting for the right pattern to come up. I finally pulled it out and dragged it to 2 retreats at the end of last year.  No go, at the first retreat. But at the second I was scraping the bottom of the project barrel, and it was either this, or work on my 150 Canadian Women quilt and I did NOT want to do that one.  So I brainstormed over breakfast with my table mates, and googled a few options. To be honest, in retrospect I'm not exactly sure where this design came from. I think it may have been inspired by "Magic Tiles"  I did some quick math, came up with a block ratio that I liked, and cut a whole pile of fabric.  The size and number of blocks was defined by the amount of print fabric I had. The rest just fell into place.

It used every bit of black I had - so I had to stop here. I think the quilt needs borders - a narrow black one, followed by whichever fabric I have enough of to finish it off.  I'm hoping it might be donation sized in the end (50x70) but it's looking a bit short for that.  In any case, I'll probably give it away somewhere, because 4 years later the colours just don't speak to me the way they did when I bought the fabric.


  1. What a lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Some teen or child would love to have this quilt and the size won't matter. Great goal you've set yourself. Happy New Year, Krista.

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