Saturday, February 23, 2008

Back on the wagon

I think I'm back on the stash busting wagon! ;)

Last Sunday (I know, I'm still slow in blogging right now) I was in the mood to do something nice and easy. Especially because I boo-boo'ed on the mystery I'm testing. I just threw it all into a box and plan to deal with it sometime in March.

But I wanted something big (especially after Bonnie's Carolina Crossroads!) and quick. So I made a 4x5 blocks of Strip Twist, except this time I offset the rows so the blue would create a downward diagonal.

Looking at my blog archives, I realized this was not the first time that I've resorted to this pattern to blow some "steam" from frustrating quilts. :)

I was smart enough to cut some extra blue binding pieces, so whenever I want to quilt it, I don't have to fuss with digging in my stash again. Plus, I used up almost all the fabric from both the blue and red. Started at 1pm Sunday afternoon, was done by midnight. And I took my sweet time too - checking on the computer for emails and such, getting dinner, taking breaks.

2 yards of the blue
1.5 yards of the red

I'm still trying to figure out how in the world I had so much red in my stash... I do not like red. I will not be keeping this quilt whenever I finish it. But I do love how I can get away without needing a single pin in the whole top! :)



ruthieredneck said...


I saw the picture first and Leah must be doing something for someone else? You are so not a fan of red! LOL

Good to see ya back. Nice use of your stash. I'm sure you could make 100 more of these and still have a pile left! LOL


Winona said...

This turned out very pretty. Glad to see you back blogging.

Quilting Pirate said...

good for you!! stay focus and you can do it!

Randi said...

Good job on the top! I am the opposite, I wish I had MORE

Ginger said...

Red is one of my fav colors, it looks so awesome. I am so scared to quilt yet I have 3 bins of scraps waiting to be cut and used into a quilt

Sherry said...

Leah, thank you for letting me know I'm not weird!!! LOL I really do not like green fabric but when I go through my stash I can't believe the number of shades of green fabrics I have.

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that collects colors we don't like.

Your quilt looks great!

Have a wonderful day,


Serena said...

Looks great! Even though you don't like red, the red and blue look wonderful together!! :)

FabricMom said...

Great top. I am glad you are feeling better. Sometimes it feels great to just make something for the heck of it. You Rock.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

when I saw the photo pop up I thought - she must be making somehting for someone else b/c she isn't a red/blue girl ;)

Glad to hear that you busted up some stash and are back on a sewing kick again! :)

Not a single PIN??? REALLY! WOW! You are gooooooood! ;)

Love from Texas!! ~bonnie