Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday Stashbusting Report...



It was a slow week for quilting, in spite of the fact I was on Spring Break. I did knit dishcloth, quilt a customer quilt and I'm sure there were other things...the week went too quickly.

Today I cut fabric for a twin size Lucky Star quilt from Atkinson Designs. (The picture came from their website.) This will be a high school graduation gift my daughter's friend. All the fabric came from stash and is primarily batiks and hand dyes, with a few other oldies thrown in. They are mostly bright colors...lots of reds, oranges, blues, yellows and greens. So, that is 30 fat quarters out of my stash today, as well as 3 yards of white background fabrics for total of 10.5 yards of fabric.

When you cut the fat quarters for this quilt, there is a strip and some other good size pieces left over. I'm thinking that since I'm closing in on my 300th post, it might be time for a giveaway. What do you think? This is post 292, so I've got a little time to gather things up, but I'm quite sure the leftovers from this quilt will be included. I can think of a paper pieced pattern that may be in there too, and maybe a treat from Reily's Candy here in town.

Stay tuned and I'll see what I can come up with!

11 comments:

Stacy A. said...

What a great graduation gift! It is a beautiful quilt. Could there ever be a better gift than a quilt? Your blocks really look good. Those A-7 blocks go together very nicely. I think I may redo my A-7, yours came together so well. Good luck on this weekd blocks, Love Stacy

flutter said...

You do such great work!

Darcie said...

Sometimes it's just nice not to have to worry about productivity, too!

That will be a darling quilt for a high school grad. How lucky!

And I can't wait to see what you gather for your blog giveaway!

furiousBall said...

I would give up a kidney for Reily's mints. Or I might just drive there and buy some.... yeah, that might be easier.

Libby said...

Sounds like a fun giveaway . . . and a wonderful graduation gift, too *s*

Mary said...

I've always liked this pattern!

atet said...

I do love that pattern and the recipient will have fun with it! Someday I'll manage to get a good photo of the queen sized Lucky Star I made :0). Your idea for a giveaway sounds great :0). Congrats on getting your sewing room back -- though I do know you were looking forward to having your son home for a bit :0).

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love Atkinsons designs and look forward to your version of this.

Andrea said...

Sounds like it is going to be a great quilt. I have a small batik collection and am actually thinking of cutting ( gasp ) them up to make something - lol ! They just seem too nice to use though. Perhaps seeing yours will inspire me..

YankeeQuilter said...

Nice bright quilts like this one really can get your productivity going!

Sio

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Carolyn. I can't wait to see your quilt -- I've always LOVED that pattern!