Saturday, December 2, 2017

A "Simple Stripes" Finish

I came across a cute pattern from Diary of a Quilter (by Amy Smart) called "Simple Stripes" and decided it would be perfect for my 10th quilt donation to Choose Life of North Alabama, my 14th finish for this year.  The tutorial is free on her site or as a PDF if you want to print and save it for later.  I decided on blues, greens, and yellows (brights, of course!) so into the stash I went.  I cut enough for way more than one quilt, mainly because I got caught up with all the fun fabrics and forgot to keep track of what I was cutting.

The blocks went together fast.  It took me longer to decide which fabrics to put together into blocks than it did to sew them!

After the first few blocks were up on the design wall, though, I wasn't loving it.

Quilty friends recommended that I throw in a few blocks using large prints.  That was a great idea except that this is pretty much the extent of my "large" prints!  Not so many, and not what anyone would call large.

 I used the yellow with curly ribbons, and it worked.

My stash came in handy again.  I had the perfect thing for backing and binding.

Because it was such a pretty day outside I had a good time with the photo shoot in my courtyard.

This was a fun quilt to make - really simple, really quick, and all from stash.  Gotta love it.

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Sew Some Love.



  1. turned out really cute.

  2. Pretty quilt! Love the simple block design.

  3. Very pretty - I really like the color combination.

  4. You did well on yet another charity quilt. I was looking at your large print, and thought I had a large plaid here that would have worked well too! I think it would have worked without it too, but it does add variety. We sometimes discount easier patterns, but this is very effective, and looks great, too. Will bookmark this one for something this year. Thanks for the little sparkles today!

  5. That ribbon fabric added just the right touch! Super cute quilt. I'm going to check out the pattern tutorial. Thanks for linking it :)

  6. The yellow curly pattern worked great! Thanks for the pattern I"m always looking for a simple, stash busting pattern.

  7. Nice!! Yeah, that ribbon print added the perfect pop - it's really nice together with the colors. And that backing couldn't be more perfect. Don't you love Amy Smart? I'm making one of her patterns right now. Well, it's set aside for the holiday weeks, but it'll be the first January top finished. THanks for doing community sewing!

  8. Another pretty charity quilt. I do like the colors you found in your stash including that yellow ribbon one. Very simple but effective.

  9. Such a pretty pattern and you picked the perfect colors and fabrics. I love that you used stash fabrics. Can't ask for a prettier charity quilt, that's for sure!