Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quilt #3 from Stash

Making quilts from your stash: Quilt #3

Magazines are one of my favorite things to get. They are full of inspiration, tips and ideas. I love my magazine stash! I’ve said before my favorite quilt magazine is Quilts & More. It’s published by Better Homes and Gardens. You can’t subscribe to it (darn it!), and it’s quarterly. So if I see one I just pick it up. It has lots of simple quilts and fun little projects. Check one out if you can.


This magazine is dated Spring 2008: I was searching for ideas to make a two color quilt. Then, I happened upon this photo. I love this quilt, isn’t it pretty?

My chosen colors are cream and green. I have lots of the colors in my stash and wanted to use them up. Plus the recipient of the quilt would love these colors, it matches their newly remodeled basement. I pulled out the calculator and started figuring out how many squares to cut to make a twin size quilt.

The green fabrics varied in value, lots of dark greens and light greens. I think it would have looked a little better if the greens had all been darker, but I still like how it turned out. There was no way I was buying more green!

The quilt size is: 80" x 80" So, yes it’s bigger than a twin size. I don’t ever make a small quilt… it’s hard for me! I backed the quilt in a green flannel, and put some of my leftover tan flannel stash in the center strip. I stipple quilted it using my domestic sewing machine. The thread color is tan. It's really soft and snuggly.

So, I got all 3 quilts from my stash completed in time to give as Christmas gifts, I am thrilled about that. It was a lot of work, but the people I am giving them to are worth it :)

6 comments:

Courtney said...

this is the kind of quilt I want when you make mine!! <3

it's gorgeous! your quilting makes me miss my grandmother...

Katrina said...

I think it's gorgeous!!!! I love green so it's one of my favorites ever :-).

Tammy said...

Wow love the colours in the quilt My mom makes all of my quilts and I cherish every one of them!!

Carolyn said...

Heather, you never cease to amaze me! You are totally my inspiration in your creativity and all that you do. This quilt is no exception. I love it! And the best part is that it came from your stash! Woohooo! Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs..

Carol said...

Worthy and lucky! This quilt is awesome! Outstanding work!

ohiostar5 said...

Beautiful quilts. I love using up my stash-----these will make lovely gifts, makes me feel so thrifty. BettyLou