May was kind of a good news/bad news month as far as my personal challenge to sew one mile (1,760 yards) of fabric from my stash. The bad news is that I only finished four quilts. The good news is that they were pretty big quilts so they used quite a bit of fabric.
Completed in May were: Christmas Falling Charms-7 yards, Bright Rails and Chain-9 yards, Scrappy Pinwheels-12 yards and the huge Half and Half quilt I finished yesterday-19 yards. That’s a total of 47 yards used in May bringing the total to 197 yards. Only 1,563 left to go! I wish I had finished one more thing so I could have gone over 200 yards used. I was hoping to reach my goal in 2 years but at the rate I’m going it will be three years. Oh well, it’s a lot of fabric out of stash—can’t wait to see what I’ll have left!
Here’s a picture of the completed Half and Half quilt. It measures 94” x 102.” I’m going to donate it but I’m not sure where yet since it’s so big. The quilt center was made entirely from 2-1/2” strips out of my scrap bins (see yesterday’s post!!) and all the rest from stash. This quilt was in my April UFO parade so I can cross another old UFO off that list!
I quilted the center in overall crescents and swirls, the inner border with a little wave, and feathers in the outer border.
You can see by this close-up of the fabrics that I used anything and everything in this quilt. Check out the stripes, the bright blue and the purple fabrics. Somehow when you put everything together it works. This is such a quick and easy quilt to make I already have fat quarters pulled for another one! That one won’t be as scrappy.