Friday, June 21, 2019

A Little Stash Finish

Every once in a while, I come across some fabric in my stash that I decide just needs to go.

I recently came across a half yard of some numbers fabric.  To complement it, I added in a bunch of stray solids that had all been used in previous projects.

That is all I needed to get some blocks started!

The blocks consisted of a simple 9 patch made from 2.5" squares.  
I then framed those with some 2" strips.

I now have a colorful 39 x 49" quilt.

I decided to sash the blocks with some black and white text fabric just to make it a bit larger.
I cut the sashing at 1.5" wide.

You can also see the quilting in this photo.  I used a variegated thread and quilted it vertically with some doubled up serpentine lines.

Easy Peasy!

I did struggle a bit to find a backing for this one.  All of my yard cuts were too small and my large cuts just seemed a waste to use.  I did end up using a piece of a wide backing I bought from Connecting Threads.  The colors were just too perfect!

This little quilt was certainly a fast finish.  It cleaned up a lot of odd fabrics hanging out in my stash.
So far it has no home - I am guessing it will eventually get donated.

Now it is time to see what else I can purge from my stash!

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  1. You are just too good!! I wish I had your imaginative brain:)

  2. a simple pattern and so eye catching - I think it is the colors that do it

  3. I love a 9 patch and especially love your quilt. What a neat idea. Simple with a punch.

  4. Fabulous stash busting venture!! Those fabrics made for a really cute quilt.

  5. Another beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing all your inspiration on your blog! I love to follow along on your quilting journey...

  6. I LOVE a colorful quilt and this is just perfect! The quilting is right up my alley too :-)

  7. What a fun and eye-catching colorful quilt, so perfect for a young child. Love it!

  8. Those bright solids are perfect with the number fabric! Someone's going to love that one. I always love seeing your ideas!

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  10. Cute, cute, cute! I remember when you started these blocks and it's fun to see them all together and quilted up into a finish :)

  11. What a nice playful quilt. Love all the fun colors.

  12. What a fun and fast little quilt! I don't know how many times a yard cut of fabric has been just a tiny bit too short!

  13. You always have an inspiring project to share with us.

  14. For some reason it reminds me of hopscotch games!! I love it - you are just too creative!!!

  15. I love the simplicity of 9-patches, and how they can look so different in different fabric choices! What a great finish!

  16. I love these bright colors! The numbers and text look great with them, and hooray for clearing out stash!


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