Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stash Busting

For the past week I have been stash busting - whittling my 4 containers of fat quarters and smaller pieces down to 3 containers.

Since it is the same amount of work to cut out one quilt as three, that's what I did.

Pieces for a Flowering Snowball quilt cut with the GO! (the link for the die). I used some yardage for this one too. Here is a link for images of this quilt pattern.

12" blocks. The plan is for 42 blocks, with a 6x7 layout, the blocks alone will be 72"x84". I might add borders - big enough for a bed quilt.

Pieces for a Tumbler quilt (again cut with the GO! - 3" Tumbler die). I love this die and have used it many times, it is a really great way to use up the odd pieces leftover from cutting out other blocks.
There are just over 650 tumblers, and this quilt should be about 56"x78" (26 rows with 25 tumblers per row).

Pieces for a Courthouse Steps quilt. One of my favourite quilts is a Log Cabin quilt I made two years ago. I had a few leftover pieces, and I wanted to try something different. This style of quilt is a fabulous stash buster - 1+1/2" strips . I really enjoyed piecing the Log Cabin, so I am looking forward to this one.

9" blocks. The plan is for 54 blocks, with a 6x9 layout, resulting in a 54"x81" quilt.

With all the small leftover pieces I cut about a million (probably exaggerating, but there are a lot in that container!) Thimbles - these will be 1+1/4" when sewn. I like them as leaders/enders, and they will make pillow covers/table mats... without much thought.

Now comes the hard of deciding which one I will make first.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


QuiltShopGal said...

Looks like you now have some fun kits to work on. I look forward to seeing them turn into quilts. Going to be beautiful.


Anonymous said...

I so believe the million part...I must have that many 2.5 inch squares. Looking forward to seeing your quilts. Have fun!
blessings, jill

Raewyn said...

Oh me, Oh my - looks like lots of fun sewing ahead for you! Well done on whittling down your stash - wonder how long it will take to build up again?!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love how you have them all packaged up! I have made a few of the flowering snowball blocks and plan to make more.

Cathy said...

I love all the projects you are working on. I recently purchased an Accuquilt Go and have saved so much time cutting out quilts. You inspire me to use it more. Hugs, Cathy

Scrappy quilter said...

I do the same thing. So much easier to cut for three and cut for one.

GailM. said...

Wonderful exercise to stash bust. I solo need to do that. I'm inspired.

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Wonderful! I love scrapbusting! Seeing all your scraps cut up makes me want a Go!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Wonderful! I love stash busting! Seeing all your pieces cut up makes me want a Go!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Love all the projects, look forward to watching them come together. You make me really think I should look into one of these GO cutters.

Rose Marie said...

Great ideas .... looking forward to seeing all those projects come together!

Lucy said...

Wow you are organized!