At the beginning of March, I shared this stack of old stash fabric. My One Monthly Goal (OMG) was to sew it up into a quilt by the end of the March.
I knew there were going to be challenges. I had large cuts of the three focus fabrics so I needed those to be a large portion of the quilt. So I decided to pull out my Hex N More ruler and cut out big 8 1/2" hexagons. I then used the same ruler to cut 4 1/2" triangles from the smaller contrasting pieces. So the large print focus fabrics now become the background and the smaller contrasting stars are the focus.
I even had enough fabric leftover from the front for part of the backing. My initial plan was to use it with some of my Kona navy but then I remembered I had a couple yards of this old gradation fabric in my stash. I think it looks pretty cool!
The quilting really shows on the back. I went with a freehand ruffled swirl.
Making this stash quilt left a wee bit more room on my fabric shelf but I still have a lot more old fabric that needs to go. I think I will continue to pull coordinating stacks for a few more months and see what I can make them in to. So far that has worked great for January, February and now March.
A big thanks to Heidi over at Red Letter Quilts for organizing One Monthly Goal. It is a great way to keep focused on finishes!
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