STS #3 – Purple Plus – Finished Flimsy

PURPLE PLUS - 65" x 77" - May 21, 2018

PURPLE PLUS – 65″ x 77″ – May 21, 2018 

Today I finished my purple plus quilt to the flimsy stage.  This top is currently 65″ x 77″ which makes it a nice lap/cuddle size.

This is the third quilt in my STS (Slash the Stash) series and the second purple quilt in that series.

Two quilts that Cora posted on her blog, Carla Quilts were the inspiration for my quilt.  She had made a green colorway and a blue colorway of this same design.  The pattern is from a Modern Plus tutorial by Jeni Baker of In Color Order.

The pattern utilizes 4.5 inch cut squares.  I over cut and so I have a stack of purple squares leftover.  Those squares will likely find a way into a baby quilt at some point in the future.

I am back looking for suitable patterns for the next STS quilt.


STS – #3 – Purple Plus

Purple Plus - blocks on the design wall

Purple Plus – blocks on the design wall

While I was cutting the pieces for my Purple Tempest quilt, I cut the squares for this quilt top.  This is Purple Plus and it will be the third quilt that I am working on in my quest to STS (Slash the Stash).

I got the idea for this quilt from a blog post by Cora Quilts.  This quilt top is made from 4.5″ squares (19 rows of 16 squares each) – using a layout / pattern by Jeni Baker of In Color Order.  This quilt should finish about 64″ x  75″ which should make it a nice lap size.

Currently, this is just squares on my design wall.  Construction of this quilt definitely requires a design wall to lay everything out to make sure your light, medium, and dark fabrics are balanced in placement.  Once I have made my final decision on my layout I can proceed with sewing the blocks together into rows.

STS – #2 – Purple Tempest

Purple Tempest - flimsy - 90" x 90"

Purple Tempest – flimsy – 90″ x 90″

I am continuing with my commitment to use up my “Classic” stash fabrics (or Slash the Stash – STS).  I decided after working on my stack of blues that the next colour that I would work on would be purple.

I finished Purple Tempest tonight to the flimsy stage.  The blocks finish at 9″ square making this top finish at 90″ x 90″.  I used Cherry House’s, Tempest pattern.  I prefer the look of this quilt in solid fabrics but the whole point of this exercise was to use the older more traditional fabrics in my stash which are prints and tone on tones so no solids this time.  If you follow the link to Cherry’s blog you will see this pattern in many different colourways – all of them fabulous.

Cherry House's quilt pattern - The Tempest

Cherry House’s quilt pattern – The Tempest

Purple Tempest - flimsy - closeup

Purple Tempest – flimsy – closeup


More Scrappy Hexie Blocks

Scrappy Hexie blocks in orange, purple, grey, teal, and pink

Scrappy Hexie blocks in orange, purple, grey, teal, and pink

I have been working on my scrappy hexie blocks when I have time.  This is the next group of finished blocks in orange, teal, purple, pink, and grey.

These 18 blocks will be added to the finished block pile which will mean I have a total of 43 finished hexagon blocks.  I will have to see what other colours I might be missing.

FVMQG Creativ Festival Quilt Display

Each year the organizers of Creativ Festival invites my modern quilt guild to display some of our work.  We are a small group so this annual display doubles as our “quilt show”.

Quilt Display Area

Quilt Display Area

We are given an area to display our quilts that is front and center as you enter the Tradex building.  We are very fortunate to be provided with such a prominent space.

FVMQG QuiltCon Challenge Quilt

FVMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt

This is the first year that our guild entered a charity quilt into QuiltCon (the Modern Quilt Guild’s annual international show).  Our charity quilt was back from QuiltCon in California so we were able to have it on display as well.

My quilt - Paint Chips

My quilt – Paint Chips

Members were allowed to enter a large quilt along with their challenge quilt.  Since we were required to use just solids in our challenge quilts, I decided to pick one of my quilts that is exclusively made from solids – Paint Chips.  The designer of the quilt pattern is Karla Alexander.

Other member quilts that were displayed follow.

IMG_3480 IMG_3476 IMG_3475 IMG_3474 IMG_3473 IMG_3472 IMG_3471 IMG_3470 IMG_3460 IMG_3461 IMG_3462 IMG_3463 IMG_3464 IMG_3465 IMG_3467 IMG_3468 IMG_3469 IMG_3459 IMG_3458We have a very talented group of quilters in our guild.