It’s quiz time! Let’s test your quilting personality!
What do you have too much of in your craft room:
A. Dust! Cleaning my craft room is a nightmare with all the fabric piles
B. Scraps. I keep every last bit of left fabric, no matter how small the scrap is
C. Precut fabric. I always buy it at my local quilt shop, but never use it in quilts
D. All of the above. I’m an admitted fabric hoarder.
I know plenty of quilters who would claim D as their answer. And that is OK! It’s a good thing to love fabric and precuts. After all, those jelly rolls always look so enticing in their pretty packaging. But those scraps and precuts can’t sit around forever. Those beautiful fabric strips are patiently waiting to be pieced into a quilt.
Wendy Sheppard has returned to solve your stash and precut woes. She created 10 new quilt projects that are anything but a typical stash or precut quilt. These are all featured in her new book, Creative New Quilts & Projects from precuts or stash. Wendy’s elegant sense of design combined with unique quilt blocks create quilts that stray away from predictable and wander into the territory of unique and unexpected.
Let’s examine the evidence. Commence photo gallery of gorgeous precut quilts!
This is my favorite quilt of the bunch. But I’m biased because I count coffee as its own special food group. Care for a Cuppa? is an appliquéd wallhanging using 10″ squares and 2-1/2″ strips. Wendy used a layer cake and jelly roll bundle from Moda’s Winterberry line. But this could also be easily completed using just scraps.
This Winter Blues Quilt will make you anything but blue when you wrap up in it during the cooler months. This scrappy quilt uses 10″ squares and a few yards of tonal fabric. Wendy used a 10″ stack of Island Batik Blue Moon fabrics.
Gwendolyn’s Dream Garden Quilt is the quintessential scrap quilt. Wendy notes this pattern is excellent for using leftover precuts or an assortment of fabrics from your stash.That’s the great thing about this book–the options. Wendy included optional quilt blocks, color ways and flexible material lists to incorporate as much of your stash and as many precuts as you want.
Go ahead and take a look at more pictures of of quilts from Creative New Quilts & Projects from precuts or stash. Then snatch up your copy of Wendy Sheppard’s latest and greatest book!