Sunday, 21 February 2016

stash attack

I'm always on the lookout for ways to use up my pre-modern stash 
and it's been my experience, many who receive some quilty love are so thrilled
- no matter what fabrics are used, yes?

This 'bricks' quilt was a pleasure to put together.
I loved rummaging around in my stash for as many blue stripes as I could find, 
I enjoyed the simple repetitive sewing,
and it was very satisfying using up some of those dated repro & vintage prints
along with some of my earlier 'hard-to-find' Kaffes

My inspiration was this gorgeous English Victoria & Albert coverlet made up of silk ribbons
and Kaffe Fassett's versions from his book, 'Museum Quilts'

There's something rather soothing visually about the simple geometry of rectangles
- and newly stacked firewood too!

My finished quilt measures 170cms x 140cms
and was machine quilted in an overall flowery scroll pattern
Linking up this scrappy quilty finish with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here 
and over here for Needle & Thread Thursday

a bit more #42

Sundays mornings around here have traditionally been all about baking for the following week.
The pressure is off to fill lunchboxes these days,
and admittedly, mr D. & I are trying to watch our waistlines,
but I do still fall back into that habit.

And this almond cherryberry cake was de-lish!


  1. Your quilt is lovely, sort of has that faded vintage vibe with the colours you have used. Cake looks pretty yummy too.

  2. Almond cherry berry! Oh yum!
    Quilt looks amazing. So interesting how fabric just comes together. Well done you.

    1. Thanks Linda. There are a couple of my favourite, but really old, fabrics in the quilt, so glad it all blended in nicely.
      The cake was good, but it used 8 egg whites! (and we had scrambled eggs for dinner to use up all the yolks :)

  3. I love your quilt Linda - and your cake! Simple shapes always show off KF fabrics to their best I think.

  4. As a new quilter, I am working in the opposite direction. I started with modern, but am now about to launch into a more traditional quilt, and repro fabrics. I am having fun looking at French General fabrics online.
    Deeply impressed by the woodpile, my sister came with chainsaw in hand and split ours this afternoon. It's handy having an arborist for a sister!

    1. Ha-ha, mr D. had just finished stacking all the wood, and he was still all in one piece! I thought it deserved a photo shoot!
      I’m all for mix & matching up my different fabrics, love the challenge of getting them all playing together nicely!
      But I also think the temptations of the newer designer fabric lines are wonderful inspiration, and anything that gets younger people interested in quilting has gotta be good! Linda

  5. Soft and happy quilt! The touches of red add energy.

  6. Oh my goodness, that cake looks good!
    Your quilt is so cuddly - all summery with blue skies and roses. Isn't it fun how such a simple pattern can look so lovely?

  7. I do like that quilt, especially the pops of red. And that cake........drooooooool!!

  8. even simple-looking quilts have a certain elegance - and your's looks really good!

  9. My tummy rumbled when I saw that cake :)

    Your quilt is lovely. I am so glad you shared it with Oh Scrap!

  10. What a great quilt!! I love your use of the blue stripes, and you found a perfect border fabric. Beautiful photos too. That cake looks way too delicious!

  11. I really like your bricks quilt! The blue is sweet and calming, while the red definitely pops! What a great use of your stash.

  12. I agree with Julie--your quilt has a faded vintage vibe. Wonderful use of your older fabrics and the quilt is sure to be well loved.:)


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