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.
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