Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Using my stash

You may know that Amanda Jean is trying to help us use our stash this year by offering a free pattern each month of quick ways to use up what we've got. Well, I need to do that AND I need to whittle down my scraps, but this is the year of the FINISH. I'm focusing on my UFOs, so I haven't been making Amanda Jean's lovely patterns. Until this month. Well, it was March's pattern, but she posted on the 31st of March, and I read it on the 1st of April.
This is her Easy As Pie pattern, and let me tell you -- it IS. I read the post last Friday and made the top the same day. I am posting it now only because I already had two posts on Friday for my UFO Challenge (which is coming along quite nicely, thank you for asking). My oldest daughter has a friend who has been driving her home from theater practices, performances, and competitions for the past couple of years. It has helped me so greatly that I am making her a quilt as a thank you. Since I am notorious for not finishing things (!), I decided it had better be something quick and easy.
Her favorite colors are blue and purple. And I have a lot of purple right now thanks to Jill. Well, it has diminished just a little thanks to Amanda Jean. Here's hoping I'm so speedy that I don't even have to add it to my sidebar. ;)


Why Not Sew? said...

I love the purples and blues!

Marsha said...

Wow, again. I love this quilt and I'm sure Morgan's friend will also. You picked the right blues and purples to make a real springy design.

Jill said...

I saw that pattern and really liked it. I may have to give it a try. Love this one, and of course can't really remember too many of the purples. I have an out of sight out of mind thing I suppose. I love trying to guess which kid is holding up the quilt in your pics. Is that the soon to bee sixteen year old?