Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summer Stash Challenge

While out blog hopping I came across a great idea (came acrossed it twice in fact), and if anyone reading this is a quilter, or has a pile of fabric stashed away somewhere, it might be a good idea for you too. A quilting blogger named Eileen has initiated a Summer Stash Challenge. The idea is to make a quilt using only fabrics from your stash. Well, I decided to hop on board - I have a couple of bins of fabric just waiting to see the light of day. Plus I haven't done any quilting since having a baby in January and a new project sounds like FUN. Now the tricky part is deciding which fabric to use. Here are a few finalists (Poetry charm packs, 3 sisters and other shabby, or random pastels)...













Well in case you couldn't figure it out by the size of the photographs, I've decided to go with the pastel mix above. Most of these are little remnant pieces (some really small) I've used on other projects. This quilt will not only be a compilation of random bits of fabric but of memories as well. Perfect for a stash quilt, and perfect for a sweet little girl I know really well. Because the fabric is kind of random, I drew up a random sort of pattern to go with it. This is what I am thinking right now, but I very well could change my mind. Anyone else want to play along?

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Hi I'm on the Summer Stash Challenge too so I thought I'd pop in and introduce myself.

I can't wait to see the fabric coming together in your design.

Ilove the re-use into a skirt of your baby bumper. I have got to do more re-cycling of things we have.

Best Wishes,
Melanie

heidivee said...

Cute, cute, cute. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. My mom is a crazy quilter...I need to pick up on it. I am about to make a pillow with a pattern my mom drew up for me. If I have questions, I just might call you. You are a lot closer than my mom!! :)

Tiffany said...

I think it'll look awesome! Have fun.

Bridget said...

I love the pattern you drew up! Perfect for all those little bits of fabric. I can't wait to see it finished.