I don't know why I cannot seem to just get rid of fabric that I have fallen out of love with. Maybe it is the impression my grandparents, who grew up during the depression, made on me but I feel I must sew up the fabrics I have.
And as my goal was to sew up old stash this year, I thought I would grab one of the last big stacks of fabrics that has been taking up space and sew it into a quilt. All told, I had about 10 yards of fabric in these four prints - guess it is going to be a big quilt!
Jasmine over at Quilt Kisses has recently made some giant star quilts that I loved and she inspired me to make something similar from these fabrics.
Because of the number of prints I was using, I couldn't use the same design as Jasmine. But I liked the idea of using giant HSTs to create a big star and get this quilt together quickly. So I settled on a star in a star in a star design.
The outside HSTs are 16". I knew I would need that big 16.5" square ruler I bought myself earlier this year! The quilt top really went together easily and the fabric quanties I had were almost as if I had bought them to make this quilt.
I knew this quilt was going to go directly into my Etsy shop so I really didn't want to go buy backing fabric for it. I don't normally keep fabric pieces big enough for a queen size quilt so I had to make a piece I had work by adding in some leftover fabric from the top.
I had to use up every scrap of fabric I had left to make it work. But when you are determined to not buy fabric, you get pretty creative!
Not a bad finish for just a weekend! I spent this week hand sewing up the binding and now I can cross this one off the list.
So what about you - are you able to pass on unloved fabric or are you like me and feel a need to sew it up yourself? I will say this year has sure changed my fabric buying habits!
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Confessions of a Fabric Addict