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“Stash Quilt” well on it’s way

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I mentioned the other day that I was going to make a quilt on deadline. I wasn’t kidding. I stayed up until 4 a.m. Saturday morning sewing this easy-peasy quilt top featuring 6.5-inch squares of some of my happiest fabrics. Some were cut from new fat quarter purchases, but many were cut from scraps in my stash. I used unbleached muslin that was waiting patiently on the shelf of my craft room to connect these bright squares together.

I’m not going to lie. I felt like hell when I woke up the next morning. I was sleep-deprived and suffering the effects of a serious craft hangover. But, my friends, it was totally worth it and I’d do it again. When I dragged my tired rear from bed after about five hours of sleep, I immediately went to inspect the fruits of my labor. This is the true test of any post-midnight craft session. Many times I’ve gone to bed thinking that I made something pretty awsome only to be crushed by reality when sizing up my latest project in unforgiving daylight. But this time, the sweet gods of craft smiled upon my tired soul and let me continue to love my scrappy little quilt top the morning after. It’s not going to win any prizes in the Michigan State Fair or anything, but is more than suitable for storytime or movie night on the couch.

I still need to add a border around the edge, but I’ll be ready for my appointment with the professional machine quilter later this week. I’m excited to see how this basic quilt will look after it’s quilted. The plan is to sew the binding on as quickly as I can so I have a new finished quilt on the couch and not another UFO in the closet.

I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to get done this weekend, but I got a nice long run in today and I’m well on my way to completing a new quilt. Not too shabby.

Now back to that podcast editing…

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Comment from Stacie.Make.Do.
Time: March 10, 2008, 9:17 pm

You put the binding on after it is quilted, right?
That looks like a really fun pieced top. I bet it’ll be comfy to snuggle with, too.

Comment from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Time: March 10, 2008, 9:39 pm

Yes, you put the binding on after it is quilted. I’m going to add a border of more off white to finish off the edge of the pieced top before I have it quilted. This will make it a little bigger and give it a little more of a balanced look.

Comment from jmbmommy
Time: March 11, 2008, 11:32 pm

Yea you! Very cute quilt, I recognize some of those fabrics from my own stash. By the way what time do you “wake-up” if you go to bed @ 4??? Yikes!

Comment from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
Time: March 12, 2008, 6:38 am

Thanks. I “woke up” around 9:30 or 10 a. m. I can’t remember exactly. I’m blessed to have a wonderful husband. He got up to take care of the girls while I caught some zzz’s. I’ll have to replay the favor by letting him use the quilt for a well-deserved nap. : )

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Time: March 13, 2008, 10:22 pm

[...] sneak peek at my new quilt. I’m very excited I am about this. I pieced this super easy “stash quilt” last Friday night and so happy to see how cool it’s shaping up with the help of a [...]

Comment from Heidi
Time: March 16, 2008, 8:20 pm

I love the fabrics you chose :)

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