Yesterday I had a free afternoon so I decided to put a flimsy on my quilt machine. I had quite a few on the pile…one had a back prepared…the rest didn’t. I grabbed the one with the prepared back. It was my Cotton Candy Squares quilt from Judy Laquidara’s book Weekend Quilts. I really love the book. It has lots of quilts that are easy to make in a short period of time.
I did a bit of color modification to the pattern as mine is TOTALLY SCRAPPY!! I started it after I made my Crab Apples Quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time!. I had made too many nine patches and needed somewhere for them to go. This quilt was a perfect home for them. The other thing that I did to change the pattern was to put dark squares in the middle of each block.
The quilt put a HUGE dent in my 1.5″ scrap bucket. I love quilts that bloom from my scrap bucket. It just seams like the quilts were a free bee….
The back of the quilt is this brown that I had gotten off a clearance rack for $2.99 a yard.
For a quilting design I just free handed some swirls…nothing fancy.
The quilt doesn’t have a home yet. For now it’s going to sit in my potential giveaway pile….I don’t know….I really like it though. Time will tell. It does look pretty good on my chair. I do want to apologize for the photos. They just don’t show the deep pretty colors of the fabric.
So the official stash report is…
Used this Week: 10.5 yards
Used year to Date: 107 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 35 yards
Net Used for 2011: 72 Yards