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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kill Mama's Overwhelming Stash - Linky Party


Be a Stash Warrior...

It has been one month since I told you about my Mom's crazy stash and invited you to join me as a Stash Warrior in doing something about it...not her stash, your own.

I started with three bundles of fabric, but decided to go with this one....


I love the woods and snow.  I created twelve blocks with the print on the left as the center piece, but I wanted MORE. 


That print, called "Baby It's Cold Outside" was produced in 1995.  There is pretty much no chance of getting any more of it.  Then I remembered....


...I had a dress made out of it!  What's more, I haven't worn a dress, any dress, in nearly 10 years.  What am I hanging on to it for?!  So I took it apart.


The skirt of the dress yielded about two yards of fabric!  SCORE!!

I decided to custom quilt it....I almost never do this...but the big squares seemed to want something different.

The back is pieced with what was left of my skirt and some yummy green corduroy.



Ta-done!  All crinkly and fresh after a quick wash and hanging in my tree.



At this very moment it is 92 degrees F with a heat index that makes it feel more like 98.  I don't think I will be using this scrumptious quilt any time soon.  I can't wait for the weather to turn cool (probably by next November) maybe I'll just crank down the AC and have a good snuggle.

Have you made any stash slaying projects this month?  I'd love to hear about them.

Link up here to join the fun...

5 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Your quilt has turned out lovely, at least you can admire it until the weather turns cold enough to use it!

Lynne said...

What a great use for a dress you no longer wear! I had the air-con on today - it was cold and wet! Yuck! I don't like winter!

Highland Monkey's said...

I've got quilt envy! It's beautiful. I like the idea of unpicking a dress no longer worn and adding it to the mix.

Cindy said...

That is awesome!! What a wonderful way to put something to good use! Love it!!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Love the quilt, and a great call on the dress, but I *really* love the quilting ... Looks like crop circles!