Monday, July 30, 2012

stack and slash {times two}

I love stack and slash method for making improv looking quilts. In case you wonder what I'm talking about, you can see my tutorial for this method here. I love it because you can cut out and make 6 blocks at once and the whole quilt top comes together pretty quickly, too.

So, when I needed to make a boy quilt a few days ago I decided to go with this method.

I used my favorite "boy quilt colors" of white, gray, aqua, green, and khaki and my 12 blocks were stacked, slashed, and stitched in no time. I also added strips of extra fabric to all four sides - I love how this improv border brings some calm and order to this otherwise busy quilt top.

I used a wonderfully soft and cuddly twin sized gray sheet for the backing, straight line quilted it, and bound the whole quilt with washi fabric in coal. Finished size of this quilt is 54" x 64".

And, while I was in my stack and slash mood, I decided to finally finish this quilt top.

It was sitting, neatly folded, in my closet ever since I worked on the tutorial for this block in April. It definitely was my longest lasting wip and the fact that it was still not finished was bugging me to no end.

I used a pretty pink and white lattice fabric from my stash for the backing, did some simple straight line quilting, bound it using Kona Ash (my all time favorite Kona) and in no time this quilt was finished. Phew!!! It's been washed and dried, and is happily waiting to be donated to my local homeless shelter as part of 100 quilts for kids organized by Katie over at Swim, bike, quilt!

I must say, it felt great to get these two quilts finished and off my mental to do list.


 Fresh Poppy Design


  1. I love the colours you pick! I am sure these will be well appreciated!

  2. oohh well done you! Very pretty quilts, I love the boy one!

  3. Love both versions, and I always love ticking things off on the mental 'to do' list!

  4. I really like both quilts! The colors are great!

  5. Wow it's really neat to see the same quilt in different colors. I really like the second one you are donating. I love Kona ash too.

  6. These are beautiful -- such great colors! Doesn't it always feel great to finish one of those nagging WIPs? :)

  7. Both are beautiful, and I especially love the donation quilt! Great! :)

  8. beautiful quilts! im also working on one for 100 quilts for kids but... not nearly so far along -.-.

  9. I like both. The colours are for a girl, too, I think. But I'm not the pink liking one ;)

  10. These quilts are beautiful. I need to make another stack and stash quilt--they always turn out so fun. Thanks for linking up to 100 Quilts for Kids!


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