Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Challenge Quilts Part II


Okay--here are the rest of the challenge projects..

#5--Drawstring Purse--I know, it's not a quilt, but when I was looking through books to get ideas I saw that this purse required 1 strip 1 1/2" wide from 24 fabrics--how could I NOT include it?

These little blocks used the "bonus" half square triangles I got when making the Stars quilt. They measured out to be 1 7/8", so I just cut the rest of my squares that size. It's going to be an odd measurement, but it's my quilt--so who cares? I have about half of these done. I'm not even sure what this block is called. I have one more quilt to do after this--and it will be a miniature Chinese coins quilt, of sorts. Well, that's the plan. And you know how well my plans have been! LOL So stay tuned to see what I REALLY come up with for those last bits of scraps. Now how is that for stash busting? Does this qualify, since it's relatively new fabric? How long does fabric have to be in your sewing room before it qualifies as stash? Does it have to make it to the shelves first? All I know is my hubby bought it for me at Christmas and it sat on my cutting table in a nice little ribboned bundle for 3 months. I wanted to show him that I really do use the fabric he buys me--and this time in a fairly timely fashion!

11 comments:

Sandra said...

The colours in the quilt are gorgeous and that bag is perfect! I love making bags :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a sweetie DH is to buy you fabric - and this is brand new stuff too!!! Love the bag - I have that pattern too and have been thinking about it as a Christmas present...

Cheers!

Evelyn

Vicky said...

I'd say it's stash when it's purchased (or gifted) with no particular plan in mind! So great stash-busting!!! Beautiful!

The Calico Cat said...

In my book, it is stash once it is purchased! Thanks for the reminder that I need to do something with the charms that my hubby got me...

cher said...

all great quilts-both challenge ones and this bonus one...the bag is fun looking-fabric once brought home-even left out in the garage is stash to me!

Linda_J said...

Wow, you have made excellent use of all that fabric! Is your friend having as much fun as you did?

I think it has to antique at least a year to be stash but that's my opinion. Kirt will be happy to see that you used his gift.

Patti said...

Of course it qualifies as stash busting! I figure as soon as I've paid for the fabric it's become part of my stash - after all, it's mine and in my possession LOL!

Great job on the quilts - I love the bonus one!

Samantha said...

What a great fun bag- what book is the pattern from?

Great stashbusting!

Sandra said...

Can you see me? I'm bowing down at your feet - what a fantastic job you did using up all those fabrics and making so many great things! Great inspiration for all of us :-) Sounds like you really enjoyed the process too! It's a magic challenge - might have to use it myself sometime. Thanks :-) :-)

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