a quilt and a pact

This quilt was built in 16-patch blocks made up of 2 1/2″ squares.  It measures 56 x 72″ and was long-arm quilted {beautifully} by Margaret Gunn at Mainely Quilts of Love.  It holds lots of little bits of fabric from many of my sewing friends  — and a couple of squares from a non-sewing friend who dabbles in fabric. My personal stash is also very well represented in this piece.

This was my go-to project when I couldn’t decide what I wanted to make.  I always had a pile of little squares at the ready, so when I had the urge to sew, I would make a block. This quilt taught me that you don’t have to set aside a big chunk of time in order to flex your creative muscles.  Sometimes twenty minutes is all you need. This one will stay in our living room.  Our kids have been using it every morning.  I can’t tell you how good that feels.

In other news -and as a follow-up to the series of blog posts I wrote about fabric shopping– Chawne of completely cauchy and I have decided to bring back the StashPact.  Chawne explains the group in this blog post and has set up a flickr group called StashPact II: Electric Boogaloo. It should be a great place for people to join up and support each other as they endeavor to curb their craft supply purchases.  It’s a flexible, welcoming group for anyone with a bit of fiber shopping habit that they’d like to get under control.  Check it out and join us!

13 thoughts on “a quilt and a pact

  1. i like what you say about small bits of time… i tend to think i need huge blocks… and so nothing happens… this is fabulous. again, my favorite kind of quilt!

  2. Oh, the beauty. This is such a masterpiece, and I bet you will love to marvel at all of the different fabrics as you and your family use it. I’ve signed up again, and I’m looking forward to the challenge!

  3. Your quilt is fabulous. I can imagine how your kids love to cuddle with it. I’ve been cutting 2-1/2 inch squares when I get down to the ends of pieces and plan on making a quilt just like yours. It’s nice to see what it will look like when it’s done!

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