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Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival...Fall 2011

Amy has been hard at work again organizing the fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!
My entry is the Stashbuster Quilt!
This is a pattern from Kathy Doughty and is found in Material Obsession 2.


There are so many things I love about this quilt.  The bright colors, combination of warm and cool colors, the dots, the piano key border, the stitching and the yo-yo's.

The pattern suggests the Kaleido-ruler from Marti Michell.  What a great ruler!  I have used it over and over, so definitely money well spent.  
Stashbuster is a crossed canoe block done in a piecey fun way!
Sew together strips, from your stash of course, and use the Kaleido-ruler to cut the large triangle.  Flip your ruler and use the other side to cut the small triangles!

   
Once the quilt was pieced and a piano key border added, I hand stitched the entire quilt with #8 perle cotton.  I stitched around the triangles and then added this strong red line of stitching from point to point.  The borders are stitched in a zig-zag pattern.


Finally, fun yo-yo's were added at the point where the 4 smaller triangles meet. 

    
And there you have it.....The Stashbuster!!!  Pattern by Kathy Doughty found in Material Obsession 2.

  
Pop over to Amy's Creative Side and have a look at all the wonderful quilt and add one of your own to the line-up!!!!

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Cheers!
mary

64 comments:

  1. Such a great quilt - I love all the colours and the hand quilting is wonderful!

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  2. Beautiful. Just bought the template a few weeks ago. When my holiday sewing is done, will have to attack my scraps to make one of my own.

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  3. your hand quilting inspires me to get busy and start mine!

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  4. This is such a wonderful bright happy quilt!! You really know when and where to use a yoyo!!! Everything about this quilt is so gorgeous.

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  5. How do you have the time to put all these quilts together? Love it!

    I just picked up that book from the library and hope to have time this weekend to go through it.

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Love how colourful it is.

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  7. What a lovely quilt, made extra special with your added touches - hand stitching and the yo-yo's. Very fun!

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  8. This quilt is so bright and cheery -- it makes me happy to look at it.

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  9. you picked the cream of the crop for this show!! This quilt makes me happy just looking at it!

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  10. Oh I love it Mary and the pom poms are insane!

    I love how it forms different patterns as you look at it.

    Happy weekend!

    Clare

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  11. I absolutely love this quilt! It just screams, "Mary!" :o) You are so amazing with your color choices and hand quilting! One of my favorite quilts you have made! :o)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  12. Am I allowed to say that it is better than the original? There, I said it! I L.O.V.E this quilt!!! There are so many amazing elements to it- the colour, the yo-yos, the hand stitching, the border! My favourite all time Mary quilt!

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  13. Great quilt, and I love the hand quilting with floss!

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  14. I absolutely love this quilt, beautiful colours and the hand quilting is the perfect finish.

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  15. I love this quilt! The colors and the hand quilting are just perfect. Funny .... my BQF quilt is also a hand quilted kaleidoscope. Maybe we're secret sisters!

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  16. Your hand stitching is to-die-for!

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  17. Very pretty quilt and lovely attention to detail.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  18. Love Love Love!!! The colors are awesome!! Happy Weekend!

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  19. Your hand-quilting is always beautiful. Love your bright color choices!

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  20. Such a happy quilt! I like it a lot. Big stitch quilting is great, isn´t it? I am addicted to it. :-)

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  21. An absolute stunner!
    Hugs, kaye xoxox

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  22. I love your quilts with all of the happy colors and hand quilting, but this one is probably my favorite of them all. Gorgeous!

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  23. wow, what a lovely quilt! the colorful quilting stitches are my favorite part, but the patchwork is also quite glorious.

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  24. I love EVERYTHING a bout this quilt!! Just lovely!!!
    P

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  25. your quilt has its own trademark. beauty

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  26. I love this quilt and have plans to make a rendition in 2012! I'm tickled to say that I have seen yours in person!

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  27. absolutely stunning, love the hand quilting - it adds great detail.

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  28. Wow, I love this quilt. I have the book and the ruler and seeing this quilt I am thinking I may have to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Such a great quilt! Love the hand stitching! :)

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  30. I'm working on this pattern as well! Your's turned out beautiful!! I hope to finish mine before next Summer. ;) I just finished the top yesterday.

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  31. I'm working on this pattern as well! Your's turned out beautiful!! I hope to finish mine before next Summer. ;) I just finished the top yesterday.

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  32. WOW! what an amazing quilt, love the colours and the hand stitching and the little yo yo's make the final touch

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  33. This is a beautiful quilt and the quilting is such a wonderful addition.

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  34. So bright and beautiful! The yo-yo additions are adorable!

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  35. Mary, this quilt always inspires me as do you and your fabulous quilting.
    xo

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  36. Lovely, bright, happy! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  37. Now you are my hero for making such a fantastic scrappy quilt. I aspire to be like you! Really, it is a stunning quilt. Thanks for sharing it!

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  38. Terrific quilt, especially the hand quilting! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. definitely one of my favorites....love your fabric choices and your beautiful hand quilting.....

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  40. Love the colours of this! The hand quilting makes it perfect. Great job.

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  41. Love your quilt! Great colors and perfect piecing!

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  42. Gorgeous quilt - love all of the fabrics and your handstitching is beautiful.

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  43. A beauty, so playful and vibrant! This is one of the many patterns from the MO books that I keep looking at again and again....

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  44. Beautiful! I have the first material obsession and love those quilts. What a lovely job with handquilting and pearl cotton! Darling added yo-yos too. Just love it all. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  45. beautiful I love it! The hand quilting is stunning. =)

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  46. I love this quilt as you know and I still haven't made it despite good intentions.

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  47. I love the touch that hand quilting brings.

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  48. This is stunning, I love it, you are clever. I especially like the dark fabrics mixed in with the brights, and the stitching. Beth/The Linen Cat

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  49. What a delightful quilt and you did a really lovely job.

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  50. This is such a gorgeous quilt. Great fabrics and I really do like the hand stitching. That is so effective.
    It looks wonderful.

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  51. This is a very cool quilt! Love the pattern and how fun it is! Great hand quilting too!

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  52. Beautiful! I love all those colors. :)

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  53. What a great job! I love the yo-yos!

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  54. Mary - another stunning quilt! I just love the way you handle colour so well - those little touches of black and the inspired red cotton perle grid!

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  55. What a wonderful quilt! Love everything about it. You did an outstanding job!

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  56. What a bright and beautiful quilt...thanks for sharing.

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