Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quilt Your Stash Week 8

Happy Tuesday! I can hardly believe it's been nearly two months since I began writing the Quilt Your Stash posts! Today I have a couple of fun ideas for quilting with your stash...


 Recently I posted about a new quilt along, The Splendid Sampler, hosted by



my friends Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. This weekend I finally had a chance to catch up on my blocks (this quilt along just started last week, so now is the perfect time to jump in if you haven't already).

I hadn't started because I hadn't yet decided what fabrics I was going to use. I finally decided to use Fig Tree scraps since I have so many (no matter how much I use them it seems they mysteriously multiply)!

So...I'm challenging you to use your stash for this quilt along!

The first block was a simple patchwork with an easy to applique heart...this one was designed by Pat Sloan (find the pattern here). 


 Block two, designed by Jane Davidson, was a fun block with low volume or light prints mixed with darker prints. There is some embroidery you can add to make the dark print sections into individual butterflies (find the PDF pattern here).



 Block three by Melissa Corry was so much fun. I loved making the smaller hearts along with the larger focus heart (find the pattern here)! Be sure to visit Melissa's blog for instructions for making these hearts in a variety of other sizes, too!



The next block will be available on Thursday...it's a super fun one that I'm starting tonight!



 This is really going to be a terrific quilt along with great block patterns and extras along the way...it's a perfect way to quilt your stash this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



20 comments:

KathyinMN said...

Just realized this is also a quilt along someone I follow on Instagram is doing. Love the soft color palate of yours. You inspire!

Kort og Søm said...

Love the hearts :)

Hildy said...

I still haven't decide which fabrics I should use: I'm playing witht the idea of a red and white quilt and the heart blocks would be perfect for it ... on the other side I love your Fig Tree blocks and I have a lot of Fig Tree scraps, too. Mmmh, perhaps I decide after the next bloxk is released.

ShirleyC said...

The heart block is so sweet! I am saving my scraps to hopefully have enough to get started on some kind of quilt soon.
I've been helping a friend make prayer quilts for people in the community who are sick or just needing some extra prayers.

Paula Louceiro said...

I'm working on The Splendid Sampler too.
So much fun. Today I gonna make the third block.
And I'm using my stash too.

Karen said...

I haven't started my blocks yet, but I think I've decided to use American Jane fabrics. Time to start planning my blocks...and to start sewing!

Swedish Scrapper said...

All! These are so lovely! Hoping to join in soon. All these super examples are keeping me going :)

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em's scrapbag said...

I've been wanting to start this quilt along. Just haven't found time yet. Your blocks look great!

Sheila said...

Love the fabrics you are using for this sampler , it has been a fun one so far.

JanetD said...

I'm using my box of batiks- wanting to use them up. It's a great sampler so far for making it scrappy Love your Fig Tree scraps!

Quilts By Laurel said...

I thought about adding the Splendid Sampler quilt to my list for the year, but I think I'm going to live vicariously through everyone else's blog posts. :D I love your blocks! :)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I love these, and the fabrics you are using are so sweet and pretty
I would love to start this quilt along, but I have too many pots a'boiling already haha. Very inspiring.

alf said...

I also chose to use my fig tree stash! Love your blocks.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful fabrics they make me smile just looking at them

Lucy said...

I am doing the sew along of Splendid Sampler also. I am using up my scraps.

CaroleM said...

That's exactly what I'm trying to do. Just use my stash for the splendid sampler. My mom is new to quilting and is also participating so I thght I would too so we could compare notes

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Anabelle Delgado said...

I'll join the Splendid Sampler Sew Along! I love your fabric selections, good inspiration for mine, I don't stash a lot of fabric, so I have to buy some.

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