Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stash Buster Quilt--Finished

When I get close to finishing a quilt, I usually really push to get it done.  There is just something about the light at the end of the tunnel that makes me want to finish it quickly.  This one was no different.  I finished piecing the back on Tuesday morning at 1:30 a.m.  I even thought about basting it but realized I didn't have enough batting.  The three little monkeys and I took a trip to Jo-Ann's Tuesday morning for batting (which is an adventure all its own).  Miss C "helped" me baste it Tuesday afternoon while the twins napped, and I quilted and bound it after putting the kids to bed.

I've decided this quilt does not actually have a front or a back, just Side A and Side B.

Side A:

I really love this one.  I debated on doing it rectangle or square and am so glad I went with this layout.  I just think it works perfectly with the blocks.

I used Lynne's block design from Lily's Quilts.   The blocks are 18" finished.


My favorite block is the green square.


Side B:

I was going to be super boring and back this quilt with a green Ikea sheet.  The hubs gave me a few ideas which transformed into this quilt.  I love it so much that I almost made it a quilt all its own.  My inspiration was this quilt from Film in the Fridge.  This was a lot of fun to put together.  I used almost all my stash of Tufted Tweets in grass, but I think it's a great place to use it. 




The binding is a scrappy assortment of greens from the quilt.

The final quilt size is 72" x 72".  This quilt was made totally from my stash with the exception of buying some additional Kona white.  It's always great to make a fun quilt from fabric I love and have on hand.

44 comments:

  1. Not sure which side I love best! They're both gorgeous!!!

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  2. This block has been on my to-do list for a nut. Your quilt naked nw think I need to get to work. What size are you squares with 2 half- square triangles?

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  3. Yep - awesome quilt!!

    I have to confess, though - when I saw your title, my mind seriously read "Stash BUILDER quilt" and I thought, "Oh, cool!" It wasn't until several moments later that I looked again and saw "BUSTER" lolol

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  4. Such I fun quilt! I have been anxious to see it finished since you started it :D I have yet to get creative with my quilt backs so this was inspiring to me! Great job!

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  5. Great quilt....I love the back.

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  6. Oh my gosh, I love this!! And I think both sides are just gorgeous :) I especially love what you did with the back, it feels so fresh and new!

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  7. Beautiful, and honestly I love both sides equally!

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  8. I LOVE the pieced back!!!!! The front is gorgeous, too, but I'm really inspired by the back :) I haven't been too adventurous is piecing my backs so far but I'd really like to try it more. Thanks for this great inspiration!

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  9. Such a beauty! I love both sides - so different and so great.

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  10. Oh wow, I love both sides! But side A is definitely my favorite. I love that HST design.

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  11. I love this quilt so very very much and you're right about the 'b-side', it really is worthy of equal billing.
    My girls love stroking all they fluorescent nylon in the fabric shop, and helping the assistants!

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  12. This looks absolutely fantastic. I would not have thought that the block would look so good in a big quilt. Will go right on my list of things to do.

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  13. AWESOME! I love when I can sew from my stash!

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  14. I LOVE side A! The pattern achieved in the negative space is what I like looking at the best!

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  15. Fabulous! Love the stash use on both sides - wonderful finish!

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  16. You are a machine, woman! I love it! This is just gorgeous.

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  17. LOVE side B. And don't you love a scrappy binding? So pretty and a great way to use up the extras.

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  18. Oh my gosh!!! This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the design (side A and B). It's really lovely!

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  19. Beautiful Katy! I love both sides so much! Great work!

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  20. This beautiful! I love both sides!

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  21. wow!! just beautiful, front and back. I think I have to add this one to my must do list! Great work.

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  22. It's gorgeous, Kati! I love side a and side b equally. Fantastic job!!

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  23. Absolutly stunning...both sides! I liked this block when Lynne showed it on Flickr, however I LOVE it made up into a quilt! And I agree that the fabrics you selected are just beautiful! Congratulation on a fabulous quilt :o)

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  24. I love this quilt. You know if you don't have a home for it yet you could always send it to me. Hehehe This is the first quilt I have seen with the LBG block and boy I love that block all the more now. I may have to make some of those. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow! I love the back. Excellent use of your stash.

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  26. You are right! Both sides are fabulous!

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  27. Completely gorgeous! Love both sides!
    Now I'm inspired to get to work on all the HSTs I have leftover from my supernova quilt!

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  28. Wow!! This turned out beautifully!! I love the two sides, certainly can see how it's hard to pick a favorite, I love how side A is a more traditional block style and side B is so free form! Just wonderful, great job!

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  29. This is beautiful! I love it!

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  30. I love both sides! I mentioned this when you posted about it before, but the green blocks is a perfect detail.

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  31. Both quilts are superb! Really stunning, I LOVE them :)

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  32. New follower and man-oh-man do I love your quilts!!! Super fresh and innovative!

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  33. This quilt looks fabulous!!!!

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  34. I love this quilt Kati! Very fresh and interesting.

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  35. both sides are brilliant - love that green block too!

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  36. this is fabulous and the back looks great

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  37. Oh Lynne posted a photo of this and I thought it was amazing then. So good to see more detail. That quilt is a complete treasure forever quilt.

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  38. I'd really love to know how you pieced the back of this quilt together. I've seen others like this, and really love yours, but wouldn't even know where to start in putting my own together.

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