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Thread: Stash-busting Challenge

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    Hello,
    I just joined this group. Been a forum member for a while, but not active. Looking forward to connecting more! Quilterella, love your butterfly quilt...one of the prettiest patterns on butterflies I have seen for a while.
    I have so much stash to bust I hardly know where to begin and lets not even talk about tops/partially pieced tops, etc.

    Jody/aka qltgrose

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    Knitoid, WTG on your stash busters. I love Bonnie to death, but havent had the courage to really start one of her patterns! I did save a couple of them I really liked from her website.

    Jody/aka qltgrose

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    yeah me!! I was at Joanns yesterday for some embroidery supplies and didn't buy any fabric !!! Hard but I survived LOL
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    I have failed, none to report for stash busting for the last couple of weeks. Then I went to quilt show and just had to buy a placemat and table runner kit for Christmas decorating this year. If I finish it by Christmas, then it will not be an UFO.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I'm so enjoying this thread!! I'm a compulsive fabric purchaser - especially when I go to Fabric Shack and hit the remnant carts. (sigh)

    I made this quilt from a stash/scrap-busting phase last year. I used all prints - only one tiny sliver of a solid is in there somewhere. I only bought one cut (1 yard of the tiny blue floral in the border). This was one of the most satisfying projects I've ever made. But sadly - it didn't really bust my scraps/stash like I would have liked. I should have made it bigger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by qltgrose View Post
    Knitoid, WTG on your stash busters. I love Bonnie to death, but havent had the courage to really start one of her patterns! I did save a couple of them I really liked from her website.

    Jody/aka qltgrose
    Jody - I made Bonnie's Strip Twist pattern with a jelly roll and I. Love. It. It's one of my favorite patterns ever. I went through a pre-cut buying phase a few years ago ad had 5 or 6 jelly rolls just waiting to be used. Try that one - it's so fun and goes together in a flash.
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    My stash-busting quilts. These were all made from fabric left over from previous quilts. All are lap size quilts intended for nursing home residents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine View Post
    Now I know that stash-busting does not necessarily mean scrappy, but for those for whom it MIGHT mean that, I just received the following link from the Quilt Inspiration blog. I've never seen this pattern before-- and apparently it's been around long enough that someone has an antique quilt made with this pattern. I like that it's a) simple (pattern is included, scroll down to the bottom); b) looks traditional enough for my tastes; c) is also "abstract" in that it conveys butterfly without being cutesy; and d) could also be made as non-scrappy.

    Check it out:

    http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com...uilts-and.html
    I used you link to this page and found the quilt called "Dancing Ribbions" . It is a beatiful quilt and I printed off the instructions. However, it is only 12 inches by 12 inches. I would like to make it bed size but I am having difficulty with the math on increasing the size of the cuts. Can anyone help???

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    What is the best size for nursing home quilts? I am making one for an 80th birthday for a man who is in wheel chair. just checking so not making to small. but you do not want to big.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Ccorazone, it is a paper pieced pattern, could you enlarge the design? I have no idea on this one.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    What is the best size for nursing home quilts? I am making one for an 80th birthday for a man who is in wheel chair. just checking so not making to small. but you do not want to big.
    I make mine 36x36 to 40x40. Some people may be more spread out than others. I lay the top across my legs while sitting. I'm a little over weight so I judge the drop on each side by that and the length should at least reach my feet.

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    I have good news and bad news. Bad news is that I purchased four yards of fabric. Good news is that I used two yards of that plus another 3 yards of what I have on hand to finish up a custom quilt for someone. I also finished the Hawaiin bargello which took 6 yards, finished a scrappy Buggy Barn quilt - 7 yards, finished up a sewing machine applique quilt - 5 yards, finished up a bird wallhanging that was left from a swap - 1.5 yards, and working on one more UFO of embroidered ladies which will only burn 1 yard of stash. Then if I get real good, will get four more done for the month.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Just found this thread!! Love everyone's stash-busting quilts. Am working on binding a couple that are from my stash that I hope to finish within the week. Will try to post when finished. Thanks for the challenge.

    Linda

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    Great work, quiltermomma!!

    I've been sewing Boomerang Swap blocks together into quilt tops (a couple for gifts) and a couple for charity!!

    I also made and completed two Baby quilts for two great nieces (1 born in Sept and 1 to be born in early December). All fabrics used in these quilts are from my "stash!!" I'll take some pictures and try to post soon.
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    I LOVE this quilt! What pattern did you use? Such a happy quilt.

    Quote Originally Posted by andiejohnsonsews View Post
    I'm so enjoying this thread!! I'm a compulsive fabric purchaser - especially when I go to Fabric Shack and hit the remnant carts. (sigh)

    I made this quilt from a stash/scrap-busting phase last year. I used all prints - only one tiny sliver of a solid is in there somewhere. I only bought one cut (1 yard of the tiny blue floral in the border). This was one of the most satisfying projects I've ever made. But sadly - it didn't really bust my scraps/stash like I would have liked. I should have made it bigger...
    Anna Quilts

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    Two weeks without a post??? C'mon, ladies... how's the stash-busting going?

    I am *still* working on the hand quilting for the kingsize quilt. WHAT WAS I THINKING? The body is done (well, it is because I decided to simplify the quilting); now have to do the borders. I really worry I won't have it done in time for Christmas, so I'm not allowing myself to even go INTO my sewing room (because that's where that distracting stash is!)

    That said, I did take a break a couple weekends ago to work on a new, stash-based top for my sister. This is Helene Knott's "Let Sleeping Cats Lie" pattern. I don't typically work from patterns, but I thought I better not try to do this one without it. It's for my sister who has lost a couple of her own dear inspectors this last year. She lives in the southwest. With one exception, I haven't appliqued the heads on yet, and then there will be appliqued mice at the intersections of each square.

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    Oh, Jillaine, that is such a nice quilt. I have seen it, but was not interested enough to tackle it. Good luck with it and please let us see the end. Finished 3 quilts and already gave them away - don't think I got a good picture of any of them - what was I thinking?? I have been as busy as my broken arm will allow. I have a friend who is doing my cutting and I can sew them on the machine, then another friend is doing my quilting for me and I finish them with the hand work on the bindings. I'm very slow, but some of the holiday presents are actually finished and ready to be wrapped and mailed. Photos to follow, I promise.
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    Vanogay, Let's hope your doctor doesn't read the Quilting Board! S/He'd be upset about how much you're using that broken arm! Ouch! (How'd you break it?) When does it come off?

    The pattern above is actually really simple. And can be even simpler if you choose just two colors (I chose something like six). The hardest part is figuring out where you want which colors to go. But you definitely want the pattern because of the precise measurements you need to make to cut the squares and triangles.
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    Neat work jillaine. I am working, but not from the stash at moment, just on ornaments and things for the craft show. I am getting on track now and will be working form the stash. have a good one.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    jillaine, the arm is not even in a cast. Wore a sling for about 4 weeks - day and night. I broke the arm right at the shoulder - where it couldn't be cast. Was out on one of my mile walks, tripped, and fell with my dominant hand out in front of me to break the fall. Well, the fall was broken, all right, but so was the arm. I've been in PT since about week 3 post-break and can finally lift my arm to the table. It's amazing how quickly those muscles forget how to lift. At PT yesterday, I'm laying on my back, he gave me a stick - both arms are bent up in the air and I hold stick and try for the life of me, I'm trying to push that stick up in the air - and can't. That's my next exercise to win - back to PT in about 30 minutes and another try. By golly, I AM going to lift that stupid stick!!!!!!!
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    Do we have a time constraint?

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    Just your own. The point of this challenge is to create a supportive environment to help you get through your stash.
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    You mean this is a therapy group? Is this so we do not buy more or just to give us an incentive to use what we have so we can buy more.

    I am using up three yards of fabric right now for the backings on my thanksgiving table runners I am working on getting done. I hav ethe binding about done just have to finish quilting them. I will be piecing the back on one of them just so I can use it up. So that will be three more finishes and using up that stash this month. Bought the turkey fabric two years ago and has been waiting for me to make these up. Cut up and then resewed. I like one a lot, and the other two aren't real bad. Well, better get a move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntlucy View Post
    Which magazine and issue had the pattern?
    I have the pattern I can send it to you if you don't get sorted

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    Jillaine! I can post PHOTOS of the stash drawers immediately!! The quiltS will take a while

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