Thursday, January 12, 2017
Another Stash Busting Finish
This is a stash busting quilt made using my Calculations for Race Quilt Variations. I sewed the pieces together randomly, but cut it in half before sewing the last seam. That way I could rotate half of it and keep the darker fabrics more evenly balanced.
The strips on this quilt were cut out at 5.5 inches so that it would be 80 inches long. That made it so I could use an old four yard piece of fabric I had for the backing.
I just cut the piece in half and sewed it together. The pattern was so busy that you can't really see the seam. I like that it makes the quilt reversible depending on which side the recipient likes best. The floral really is prettier up close.
I quilted it with an open feather design on my Tiara.
I used an older polyester batting which was more difficult to use, but I wanted use it up for this donation quilt. It sure does make the quilting stand out.
My mom had the perfect dusty purple fabric for the binding. I like the subtle color it adds to the top.
This will not be the last chunky race quilt I make. I already have two more planned for more stash busting.
Quilt Stats #197
Name: Ivory Race
Pattern: Race Quilt Variation
Fabric Used: Creams and light tans from old stash
Backing: Old Hoffman floral
Amount Used: 9.5 yards
Batting: Medium loft Polyester
Size: About 70 x 80 inches
Date Finished: January 2017
This quilt will be donated to the local women and children's crisis center. They like receiving twin sized quilts.
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