Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stacked Coins

A few days ago, I was reading Confessions of a Fabric Addict's blog. Sarah had a guest blogger sharing a tutorial for a stacked coin quilt that was so cute, I had to drop everything and make one. I had a small stack of scraps leftover from a project several years ago and some periwinkle Kona that I thought went well with the scraps. AND, it's purple month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Since I hadn't even started my purple dresden block, it almost felt like destiny.



I planned out the size I would need to make a little bus quilt and jumped right into getting all the pieces cut at once. I wanted a nice distribution of the fabrics so I scattered them all over the design wall and then stepped back to find myself staring at this panel of horrors:




Whoa - what a mess. I really thought the whole thing was going to hit the trash. You couldn't even begin to see the blocks in there. It looked nothing like a stacked coin quilt. Honestly, it looked nothing like a quilt!

Eventually, I blinked and decided to carry on. After all, what else was I going to do with all those little pieces? I kept telling myself maybe quilting would help.

Actually, sewing the blocks together, and adding some sashing, and quilting it, and washing it DID help. By the time it was finished, I was really starting to love it!  So thank you, Sarah for the blog post and thank you, Kristi for this really great tutorial.  :)





While we're on the topic of bus quilts, I have two fantastic things to share. I just need to get the post written up. So, please check back in a few days - I promise you'll love it!


Linking up with Scrap Happy Saturday.

11 comments:

  1. Oh my, I LOVE it. Before the sashing and borders it was great. After? I may sneak into your house and steal it...after I figure out where that is! (I kid, I kid. Your quilt is safe.) Wonderful!!!!!!

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  2. I love your bus quilt! (And the whole idea of bus quilts - sweet, pretty, and practical all rolled into one!)

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  3. Wow, what a cute quilt it turned out to be! Perhaps you can do a call for bus quilt helpers? There are probably many of us who would love to help!

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  4. The lavender and the purple binding are just perfect with those colors.

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  5. I like how that turned out! The sashing really made a difference, but I've also noticed that quilting and a trip through the washer and dryer have helped me like a lot of my quilts much better! Someone will really love that quilt!

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  6. Oh I like how you *fixed* it - what a cute quilt!

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  7. What a difference from your design wall to your finished quilt! I love how it turned out, very cute!

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  8. I love your bus quilt! Very pretty

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  9. Good thing you persisted. It turned out oh so cute!

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  10. I'm back...I had to go read your post about bus quilts. What a wonderful idea. Kudos to you. And it brought back memories of oh so long ago...the year between high school and college I volunteered in the summer to work in the Headstart program and had a lot of fun with the kids.

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