Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Stash Challenge

Judy has issued a Stash Challenge for May. The Challenge is to make something - using fabric from your stash - to honor your Mother or Grandmother. This one will be easy for me.


Saturday I started this quilt in honor of my Mom whose birthday would have been on Sunday. It's a chinese coins quilt using a purple fabric (from Mama's stash!) for the sashing, borders and backing. Mama loved purple in any shade so it was easy for me to pick a color scheme for this quilt. I just pulled my 1-1/2" strips and pretty much anything goes except for the ones that just totally clashed with this fabric (bright reds, orange, florescent blue). The pieced strips will be 5" finished and the sashing probably around half that. I'm not sure how big it will end up being. I'll probably just keep making strips until I either run out of 1-1/2" strips or the sashing fabric. And since there's 7+ yards of it I'll probably run out of strips first.

And I'm not even breaking my vow to only work on UFOs in May as I did start this on April 28th. LOL!

14 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a great 1st project for the month of May - your no-buy month! Not only will it use up some of your stash, but hopefully you will have good memories of your Mom while you work on it and will have a beautiful memory quilt in her honor when you are done!

Cheers!

Evelyn

The Calico Cat said...

Neat, it looks like you have a good start! Now I need to go read the challenge - I started here first :o)

Sweet P said...

What a great project for Mother's Day.

I'm not joining the No Buy Challenge this month. I've been not buying for months waiting for this month. It's my Shop Hop month. Good luck on your Challenge.

KCQuilter said...

This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt!!! Love the colors and I'm very partial to string/coin quilts!!!

Gail said...

Wonderful idea, and the colors in your preview are wonderful.

Susan H. said...

I remember that fabric of Mama's. Like I told you Saturday, the only other color that would have been as perfect to remember Mama by would have been fuschia or hot pink!. I got a lot done Saturday, I got the other side on the quilt and have all but 20 of the HST done for the top and bottom. Maybe this weekend. I'll get more pictures posted tonight.

anne bebbington said...

I too love purple - those chinese coins are looking so nice - I'm sure your mom would've loved them - ps the little confetti triangles would wait til June :o)

Fiona said...

I'm quite partial to purple myself and this looks really pretty.

swooze said...

Pretty! I like the purple fabric!

Mary said...

How pretty, I love the border/sashing fabric. I haven't decided on what I'm going to do for the May Stash Challenge. I just finished quilting my Chinese Coins today and have the binding on and ready to be hand stitched down. I wasn't always sure how much I'd like it while I was making it but now I think it looks great.

Greenmare said...

That is going to be just gorgeous!

Holly said...

this is going to look soooo pretty. I'm so lucky -- I have such a teeny tiny stash and yet I still don't buy because I hate shopping!

Samantha said...

That will be a lovely tribute quilt to your mom!

Patti said...

What a pretty project! And a perfect project for you to do in "Mom's Month". I'm eager to see how this has progressed.