Thursday, March 17, 2016

OMG - A March Finish



At the beginning of March, I shared this stack of old stash fabric.  My One Monthly Goal (OMG) was to sew it up into a quilt by the end of the March.




I knew there were going to be challenges.  I had large cuts of the three focus fabrics so I needed those to be a large portion of the quilt.   So I decided to pull out my Hex N More ruler and cut out big 8 1/2" hexagons.  I then used the same ruler to cut 4 1/2" triangles from the smaller contrasting pieces.  So the large print focus fabrics now become the background and the smaller contrasting stars are the focus.



I even had enough fabric leftover from the front for part of the backing.  My initial plan was to use it with some of my Kona navy but then I remembered I had a couple yards of this old gradation fabric in my stash.  I think it looks pretty cool!




The quilting really shows on the back.  I went with a freehand ruffled swirl.




 Making this stash quilt left a wee bit more room on my fabric shelf but I still have a lot more old fabric that needs to go.  I think I will continue to pull coordinating stacks for a few more months and see what I can make them in to.  So far that has worked great for January, February and now March.

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A big thanks to Heidi over at Red Letter Quilts for organizing One Monthly Goal.  It is a great way to keep focused on finishes!




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25 comments:

Libby in TN said...

That turned out great! I never would have thought you could use those large prints successfully in one quilt. No, what I really mean to say is only YOU could successfully use those prints in one quilt!

Judy H said...

WOW! Great job. Love it.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love the backing - the gradation fabric is very cool!

LizzyAstro said...

So bright, so gorgeous, so desirable! It turned out beautifully!

Robby H. said...

Both sides turned out gorgeous. I have to say a 'freehand ruffled swirl' sounds a bit like the name of a fly for catchiing some elusive fish. It seems to also hook more fabric shelf space, so wise choice.

katyquilts.net said...

Wow! I never would have guessed that the fabrics you started with would turn into this gorgeous quilt! I love it!

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE what you did with those older fabrics. Great choice of quilting pattern too. Wonderful :)

Momi machts said...

It looks wonderful, great how you combined these bit oldfashioned fabrics to a harmonic coloured dream ! This is the big challenge to find the perfect pattern to bring out the secrets of fabrics. Chapeau - great work

Gina said...

Stunning. I love the pops of colour from the coordinating fabric xx

Jasmine said...

Congrats on your finish. I love the pops of red on the front and the ruffled swirl.

Alycia said...

OMG - its beautiful... and really you are done already? That takes some focus girl!!! Great job!

Shelley said...

I love the big prints! You off set them nicely with the solid contrasting colors. So bright and springy.

Lisa J. said...

You are making great progress using up your stash.

Kate said...

Congratulations on your goal.I love the rich colours, they work so well with the pattern.
Linking up via Crazy Mom Quilts
Smiles from
Kate

a maidenhair fern said...

beautiful quilting, you must have a long arm.

MissPat said...

Wow, this turned out terrific. It would work with some of my many large florals or oriental prints. Add one more to the long to-do list.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow. You did a great job. I love that the triangles pop and are the focus. And the back is awesome.

Lois said...

Who knew those colours were going to look so good - fantastic😀

Heidi said...

What an awesome pattern for large scale prints! Very dramatic finish Cynthia, congrats meeting your March goal, and I LOVE the ombre backing pieced to highlight theme fabric!!

Mary Marcotte said...

I really do like this idea! Generally we think of the bold print as the focus fabric, no the smaller print. This really turns everything on it's ear! But I love it! Those triangles make such interesting stars. It's difficult to tell that your hexie quilt is made with older fabrics!

desertskyquilts said...

Fabulous monthly goal finish! I love the quilt and you were so clever in your use of your fabrics.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

What a beauty! Those Hex n' More rulers are fab. I love mine. Congrats for achieving your OMG and thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

I love the quilt....I love the concept. I have a few beautiful big prints with black background and I wasn't sure how to use them. Black background fabrics are dramatic but a tad difficult to work with. This might be my answer. Thanks for all you share. micki@2dogsstudio.us

Muv said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, Cynthia! The contrasting colours bring the whole design to life, and the shade of red is so perfect. Your quilt is this week's featured project at Free Motion Mavericks!
Love, Muv

Jeri said...

such a cool quilt! found you through the crazymomquilts.com Friday finish links! Well done. :)

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