Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Under the Wire for May

I managed to finish one more quilt in May...

The pattern is an easy one, Color Weave, found free on the Moda Bake Shop blog. The blog is a great place to find free patterns using pre-cuts. I used a layer cake that I bought a few months ago at a 50%-off sale at one of my favorite quilt shops (alas, it's now closed).

The back is wild and crazy...

I just took nine fat quarters from my stash (and a couple of leftover solid pieces) and made a scrappy backing. Two of the striped fat quarters almost look like they're dirty or stained, but that's just how they are dyed, with light and dark patches. I can't say I like that look too much, but hey, it's helping make my stash of FQs smaller and smaller, thank goodness.

And I found the perfect striped fabric for the binding also in my stash...

Now I have to figure out what to do with this quilt...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Another Finish!

approx 62 x 70

I've had these red, white, and blue fabrics for several years, and now I've finally gotten around to using them in a quilt. It's one of the easiest ones I've ever made. Mostly squares, with a few half-square triangles.

It's hard getting the colors to look right on the screen, but the closeup photo below is fairly close to how the reds and blues look in real life.

All of the fabrics, including the backing and binding, came from my stash, all at least five years old.