Monday, November 16, 2009

The Stashbuster

As promised, a picture post featuring the Stashbuster Quilt that I finished late Friday night.


by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke 

I received my copy of Material Obsession Two in June this year, and even back then the Stashbuster Quilt was the one quilt I most wanted to make.  This particular quilt is given two stars for its degree of difficulty by the authors; largely due to the intermediate piecing skills required for bias edges.


It is not a particularly difficult quilt to piece, but it does involve piecing together stretchy bias edges. Careful fabric handling and perhaps some spray starch to stabilize the fabric would definitely help to reduce the unwanted stretch.  The pattern is well written and easy to follow.
The backing fabric is from the Lille Collection by Rowan  and Westminster (LC05 Arbour) in pink.  The binding is a Kaffe Fassett Spot in purple.


The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 48 inches. 

This quilt is a gift for my new neighbors who are expecting a baby early February.  (Although my neighbors are witness to many of my quilt photography antics outside, I am sure they are not familiar with my blogging  persona).   I am now quietly hoping it is a baby girl; perhaps I should have given the backing fabric more careful thought. 


45 comments:

  1. Your quilt is truly lovely. I have been known to give a baby quilt before the baby was born if it turned out a little too pink!!

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  2. I'd think this a very satisfying quilt to make and worth the bit of fiddling. Great job!

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  4. Love it! I especially like the quilting you did along the outside edges.

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  5. Just love the finished result!! Beautiful!! They will love it for sure, how can they not like it!!

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  6. Too funny that you don't know what they are having....so what....I'm sure they will love it and how fun will it be to use for a playmat!!

    Or......you could make another one and send that one to me!;)

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  7. Actually I think the backing looks more purple.....so purple and green - perfect for either sex!

    Beautiful quilt, as always!

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  8. I really don't think they will be any complaints! It's fabulous as usual. Love all the very bright pretty fabrics you have used. What a lucky baby!

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  9. Boy or girl~ it doesn't matter!! The quilt is gorgeous and they are going to love it!! Well done!
    Paulette

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  10. What a beautiful gift! Truly lucky baby and parents.

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  11. What lucky neighbors! They will LOVE it!

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  12. That is so great! I may have to try it myself!

    And I love the border. I was assembling scraps for a small coin quilt, but now I think I will save them for a border.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

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  13. Such lucky neighbours.
    And, if I know you, if they do have a little boy, you'll whip up an alternate version anyway.
    Lovely as always.
    Andi :-)

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  14. I may have to move, I want you as a neighbor!!!!! What a great gift.

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  15. Let me know if your neighbours ever move! I am certain, whether boy or girl they will love the quilt.

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  16. I love that pattern! What a great use of scraps - yours is very striking!

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  17. Is this not a cool way to get rid of all those bits and pieces!! Good job.

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  18. Wow, giving this one away?? I wouldn't be able to! I love how well the backing goes with the binding, it's not what I would have expected the reverse to look like. I think you gave it just enough thought!
    Looking at this quilt makes me feel so unproductive.

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing - it's beautiful. A delightful gift for the new baby.

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  20. I just love your quilt. Material Obsessions II is now on my Christmas list. Beautiful - thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow it's just so gorgeous I had to say that here as well as on Flickr! Lucky neighbours!

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  22. Your quilt is beautiful...I LOVE the vivid colors and the wonderful scrappiness.
    This is the first time for me to visit your blog...I'm glad that I found it!
    Happy everything,
    Lori

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  23. That's really a stunner! I'm a kaleidoscope addict (I have one in my blog header), I love all the variations. I've only been "hooked" since Spring, I look forward to trying this version!

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  24. The quilt looks beautiful. Your neighbours are very lucky indeed.

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  25. Wow, it looks so great. Sad, that I don't have such coloured materials. but I will do one like this too.
    greets from germany
    conny

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the backing fabric.

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  27. Oh. My. Gosh. That quilt is gorgeous! You're AMAZING! I love the colors you've chosen -- so pretty and happy. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  28. BEAUTIFUL!!!! It's been way to long since I've commented!

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  29. Hi Miss DownUnder...a friend posted my quilt for me here...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38690254@N08/4109716514/in/pool-1080322@N24/?addedcomment=1#comment72157622815921540

    ...so I could keep it a secret from my sister....I linked your quilt so they could see where I got my wonderful inspiration!:)
    Thanks again!
    ~d

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  30. Just stunning! I can't wait to get my hands on that book! I may have to make one of these before then, though!

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  31. It's absolutely gorgeous! If it's a stash-buster, it says a lot about your fabulous stash! :)

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  32. What a wonderful job. It's funny how your quilts always turn out like they're yours. Amazing, it's obviously the fabrics that you're drawn to....they become you! :-)

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  33. I can't believe you are giving it away! :) You are very generous. I don't think I could part with a quilt that awesome.

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  34. You have very lucky neighbours - it is divine! Nice to meet you quickly on the weekend.

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  35. You have very lucky neighbours - it is divine! Nice to meet you quickly on the weekend.

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  36. Have you seen the great quilts Noriko Endo makes with the teeniest tiniest scraps? Are you thinking of trying somnething like this with yours?
    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/confetti-naturescapes/index.html

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  37. beautiful quilt!! i love the color variety!

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  38. I love your quilts. This is my favorite. Your colors are always so bright and beautiful.

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  39. I absolutely love it! What lucky neighbors you have!

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  40. That is divine! i wish I could get all my corners and points to line up as neatly as you!

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