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Sunday, August 21, 2011

using up the stash

I got in a mood to try and reduce and recycle my stash.  I made 2 comforter quilts, using mostly blue fabrics.  One included fabric photos of my 2 granddaughters. They helped me tie the comforter.  When my husbands saw it, he wanted one, so I made a second one, and got my friend Jeri to quilt it.

This summer I decided to try and make a quilt using a pattern from Kaffe Fassett.  He used muted colors and no sashing.  I bought the striped material to use as sashing, and I made mine very colorful.  I only bought 2 yards of the stripe, and a twin bed measures 75 inches, so I added the green piece at the top.  The animals were mostly left over from the backing for my grandson's quilt.  Jeri suggested that I make a backing, but when I finished it, I thought heck, I have twin beds in that room, so I decided that the erstwhile backing would become the new top.  I used up other material for the backs of both, which I am not picturing here.  Alas, or hooray, I still have a stash.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

American Gothic: Pigpen cleans up

I finished another beast.  She reminded me of the Schultz character Pigpen.  I was aiming for an American Gothic ripoff.