Digging into your Stash

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I recently posted about the Scrap Society BOM that I did for the Etobicoke Quilt Guild and the fun that was had by most of the participants. Last night we had our guild meeting and a few of the participants proudly showed their completed quilt tops. I have a phrase floating in my brain “You are your Stash”. Each quilt top was different from the others, some muted and some bright. It makes me feel proud when I see completed quilts that I have influenced in some small way.

I had the opportunity to longarm one of the resulting quilts this week. Marrianne dug into her stash for this great combination of fabrics that she paired with a tone on tone warm grey background. She chose the Baptist Fan pattern for the quilting. I love the Baptist Fan, a traditional quilting pattern that looks good on everything.

A close up of the String Star block shows the quilting and the background fabric. I can’t tell you how many times one of those scottie dogs surprised me, from a distance I thought I had dropped a scrap of paper onto the quilt and quilted it in.

As I get the opportunity to quilt a few more of these quilts I’m sure I will find lots of arrangements or ideas I didn’t think of. Marrianne did some flying geese blocks with her background fabric as the large triangle which produced a zig zag design that can be seen in a few spots in her quilt. She also arranged her piano key blocks in a square setting as shown below and in a long line like a railroad track.

It is great to see everyones stash proudly displayed in the quilts. Speaking of stash, I am still cleaning up and re-organizing my stash after this project, it seems to have been fluffed up and increased in size rather than having made a dent.

That thought leads me into our next speaker at QuiltTalk, please press here https://quilttalk.ca . I can’t wait to hear Diane Harris of the Stash Bandit and see it she has any helpful suggestions for my stash problem. Sign up I know you have the same problem.

More Scrap Sewciety Quilts coming soon!

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