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Now, this is how my UFO problems always begin.   I haven’t finished my Grandmother’s Flower Garden yet, but it’s less than six weeks until the holidays, and I have promised my teenage daughter that she can have a new quilt for a Christmas present.  So….the GFG will be put aside again in favour of a new and younger rival.  But not abandoned.  I’ll be back!  I promise.

Teenage daughter has chosen red and black as her colour theme.  Not my favourite colours, a bit dark and dramatic for me, so I wanted a pattern that would go together quickly, look modern and young and cool, but still be a nice quilt that will stand the test of time.

I found the perfect pattern at one of my favourite blogs.  The pattern is called Stash Buster Quilt, and here is the link to the tutorial:


(note: link updated 30-8-2011)

I’ve started cutting the fabrics and laying the pieces out on the kitchen table to audition them for the final cut (excuse the pun).  I use sticky notes to identify the different size pieces.


Components for Quilt Blocks

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to a fabric stash.  For someone who isn’t keen on red and black together, I seem to have a very good collection of fabrics in this colourway.  I’ll be able to make this quilt top totally from stash and still have enough left over for backing and binding.


Black Palette


Red Palette

I’ll have to be really sly (and tidy!) and put everything away when I finish for the day because I don’t want my daughter to see it until it’s finished.  (She doesn’t know yet that I have a blog.)  She knows that she has a quilt coming, and she knows the colour scheme.  The “little” surprise will be the pattern — and the BIG surprise will be if it’s actually finished and under the tree in time for Christmas!  Bless her heart, she’s lived with me for a very long time.   😉

Happy Sewing today!

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