I have talked about this before but I really am trying to use up fabric that I currently have as well as break into the scrap pile more often than buying new fabric. And it’s been good for me (and the budget!). Before I would buy fabric that I “loved” and then look at it 3-4 months later and think “hmmm…I am not sure why I bought that.” And then it ended up sitting in piles and piles. But no more! My fabric stash is down to 2 bins (that is a huge accomplishment!) and the eventual goal is buy fabric on a “by-need-project” basis.
This quilt was one of those stash busters…that I actually really love.
The quilt front is 5″ blocks that are sashed together in white. It was an easy sew, I cut all the pieces and sewed it in one day (afternoon and after bedtime) so I could get it off to Melissa to quilt. I love the big loops she did….it’s becoming one of my favorite quilting stitches.
And the fabrics are all leftovers from quilts I made earlier in the year. The backing is from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores in their quilting wall section. The quilt itself is about 50 inches by 60 inches and is perfect for the bottom of a twin bed.
For the binding, I used some mustardy-yellow floral that I had in the stash. Another scrap buster done!!!!
Are you working on any quilting projects? I just finished up another quilt top that I started last July for my 3 year old’s bed. Yes, I just found it…but it is finally off to be long-arm quilted!