Food for thought.

Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Little stash busting.....

Most of us can relate that we need to do a little stash busting now and again; and what better way to do it but by making some charity quilts.

After working on Hearts and Hands, I needed some mindless piecing.  I needed to make something pretty, but quick.  So, I decided on a baby lone star quilt.  This would probably work well for a NICU quilt.

Anyways, I had a stack of Modern Vintage from Moda that I made a quilt of a couple years back, so I used scrappy grays for the background and the brighter colors for the lone star.

I even had enough for a backing which you can see here hung up next to the Lone Star.

I came across this pattern online  for the lone star quilt when I was looking for something to make up with a layer cake that I had (10" squares).  My layer cake is Strawberries and Lemonade.  From this one layer cake and my stash of whites I got four quilts.

This one was with solid whites.

This one had a swirly white on white.

....and  this one had a scrappy array of whites...dots, swirls and solids.  That about does it for my white stash.

Here's a close up of the fabrics.

With the left over 10" blocks, I just made this one.

Next, I am going to have to do some digging to see if I have backings for the other four and then get them onto the long arm.  

For now, I am feeling pretty good about getting some of my stash busted.


  1. You are doing SO well! Finishing off the Hearts and Hands blocks, stash busting with these cute go, girl!

    BTW, I noticed in the close-up that there's a pretty perfect intersection. Really good!

  2. (Anonymous) Sharon says: "Wow! You've been Very Productive! Good for you, Faye!"