Sunday, August 21, 2011

using my stash for good

You'll often see talk about "using one's stash" or "stashbusting" on quilt blogs. I'll admit, I have a fabric problem (which, when I think about it, is MUCH BETTER than most "problems" I could have!). No worries, I'm not going into debt over my fabric habit. But it does make me think "How can I bust out my stash to start new projects?"

I had a good opportunity to bust a move on my stash when I learned about a fundraiser my sweetie was organizing for her nonprofit group. They were putting together an art show during a local city's "art night out" and I thought, I could make some baby quilts. This last week I managed to get four of these sandwiched and quilted! These were all fabrics that came from my stash, mostly swapped charms (the black/white/red quilt) and from Connecting Thread charm packs I received for the holidays last year. I have a "bold" sampler strip set (two actually) that I'll pull parts from to make the sashing as best as I can and use stash for the rest. What a great stash buster AND for a great cause! The pattern is from Oh, Fransson! and goes together quickly.

They look pretty sharp on my friend M's clothes line! A bit wrinkled but I think they will be okay. I'm really happy with how this pattern turns out - quilt and easy and it looks great! - and I'm excited to see if we can get them all sold!

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