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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:

Archie the wonder dog said...

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

Four dogs and one quilter said...

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.

**nicke... said...

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

Rachaeldaisy said...

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.

Anita said...

I love this quilt!

Nicole said...

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.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt! Love how colourful it is.

Debbie said...

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

felicity said...

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

♥Duff said...

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

selfsewn@summerfete said...

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

notes of sincerity said...

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

Patchwork and Play said...

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!

Jane said...

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

melissa said...

An absolute stunner Mary!

Marg said...

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

BaileyGirl5 said...

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!

Hollie said...

Your hand stitching is to-die-for!

Queenie Believe said...

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

happy little cottage said...

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

Jessica Christensen said...

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

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

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

Kaisievic said...

An absolute stunner!
Hugs, kaye xoxox

the mrs said...

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

cauchy09 said...

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

fallingforpieces said...

Absolutely fantastic quilt!

paulette said...

I love EVERYTHING a bout this quilt!! Just lovely!!!
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em's scrapbag said...

I love this quilt!

Andrea said...

your quilt has its own trademark. beauty

Carla said...

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!

Studio Christine said...

just YUMMY!!

two hippos said...

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

Heather said...

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.

Manda said...

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

LJ said...

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.

LJ said...

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.

Catherine said...

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

Karin said...

Love it! Very fun quilt!

Leanne said...

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

The Thompsons said...

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

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

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

Kit Lang said...

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

Jennie said...

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!

Angie said...

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

laura said...

beautiful quilt!!

Pam said...

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

Carla said...

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

carol said...

Love your quilt! Great colors and perfect piecing!

Kirsten N said...

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

Marit said...

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....

Eileen said...

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

Lyanna L. said...

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

Janet said...

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

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the touch that hand quilting brings.

Beth said...

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

Charming's Mama said...

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

Karen said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Beautiful! I love all those colors. :)

Tina in Boston said...

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

Nana said...

Love it! Fabulous fabrics!

Nicky said...

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!

Sherry said...

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

Martha said...

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