Sunday, 11 January 2015

stash attack {a WiP}





just love that blue daisy on white, only had a 10" square of it! 






just caught the end of the late afternoon sunshine!


so hot here in NZ at present, fan blowing everything around...
but you can get the general idea of the finished top! 






Quilt Stats:
Scrappy Stacked Coins Quilt
1 1/2 metres purchased AMH Primrose in Sapphire, used as focus background fabric.{I ended up with some leftover too!} Cut 5 strips 5 1/2" wide x length of quilt. 
This used up heaps of scraps & sewed up quickly!
Scrappy strips cut 9" long & assorted widths
Scrappy tactics included - using a few blending AMH fabrics along with my own combination of older scraps to infuse a bit of variety. I played around with placement of the light/dark fabrics, and was also mindful of lining  up some of the geometric prints. And, to keep some sort of balance happening, I reciprocated the fabrics in the first and last rows but in reverse order!  
I'm wondering about how to quilt it now... I guess some initial straight lines to secure things, and then I'd love to do some hand quilting, maybe Kantha quilting style! 
{see last post for details re inspiration}
Linking up with Oh Scrap  here on Sunday




a bit more # 26
it's a girl!
babe Evie was born at home on Friday!
Mum, babe, Dad, and Little-now Big Olive all doing really well

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! A second grandaughter! Oh, and I like the idea of kantha quilting.

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  2. Lovely! It looks like a fun and fast finish. Congratulations on a healthy new babe in the family, too. :)

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  3. Congratulations on the new family member! I love your quilt and am so happy you linked to Oh Scrap! I really like those bright strips of turquoise you worked in!

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  4. What a great way to bust those scraps! Congrats on the new baby! Evie and Olive, beautiful names!

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    1. Thank you! yep I love a stash quilt, even if it's a simple pattern, with a simple colour scheme, but hm-m-m.. maybe one element could be just a bit more complicated, watch this space! Babe Evie is doing splendidly! We have Olive (her big sister) over most days at present. It’s a special time for us, with the added bonus of knowing we are giving mum & new baby time to really get settled! And, I’m making dinners for them each day so it’s all a bit busy around here! Not too much time for sewing :(

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  5. Congratulations on having a new granddaughter. More quilts to make! :)

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  6. Great project for all those scraps!

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  7. I love Coin Quilts. Your flowery strips set the coins off so well. Congratulations on another granddaughter. I have just one and I am besotted! And my husband is too! Just found your blog, intuited because your name is Linda the same as me and your blog name is similar too ( on Flickr I am koshka2. Blog is koshka2quilts!) and I'm flying to NZ in three weeks time.

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!