Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Finished Stashbuster Quilt
This is the photo of my finished Stashbuster quilt.
I pieced the blocks together in July - click here to read more about that. It was a quick and fun project to make and would be perfect if you were looking for an easy Christmas gift to make! (If you need to get the pattern for this quilt - click here.)
For the machine quilting, I had planned to try an allover "E" design like Paula did in one of her quilts - click here. But when it came the moment to put the quilt under the needle, this is what happened!
In Diane Gaudynski's reference book, she calls this design "bouncing bananas" and whereas she seems to join the banana ends and creates a very tight, organized looking design, these banana bunches are definately out of control! But very fun to quilt!
this website to remind me how to do this since it had been a while (I always make a double fold binding). This is what it was looking like, but somehow (and I'm sure it's magic) it turned into a lovely binding.
Then I tried to use Bonnie's method of joining the ends and that's when the magic ended, which resulted in this binding mess...ooops!
And what's on the back... the leftover pieces that didn't get used on the front! All the leaves are falling from our trees this week, and I couldn't resist a photo op in the backyard!
Did you notice the label in the bottom corner?
That means the quilt is truly "finished"!
I liked this quilt so much that I asked the Buttonberry girls if I could teach this quilt pattern at the senior's centre and they generously agreed to let me do this.
Here are the ladies with their projects:
Buttonberry for the use of this fun pattern!