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Monday, April 30, 2018


Happy Monday, friends!  It's week three on the Stash Statement blog hop, and this week's quilt is one of my favorites from the book! (you know I can't resist a rainbow)  It's the Precarious quilt, and in addition to being colorful and happy, this one is also deceptively quick and easy to put together.

I love the look of the sky when a rainbow is set against dark, ominous clouds.  When the sun peeks out in one direction, but the sky is still gloomy in the other, it just feels magical.  The double rainbow in the Precarious quilt is piled high, and it looks like it might topple over at any time!

The background of this quilt is Kona Medium Gray, and I quilted with an allover box stipple with 50 wt. Aurifil #2024, White.  I like how the boxy quilting echoes the improv piecing and carries it into the background of the quilt, and I love the slight contrast that the white thread adds to the darker gray.

I included a quarter in the photo for scale because this quilting is really dense (for me, anyway).  I used an entire large spool of thread on this lap size quilt, and the texture is really fantastic.

A rainbow backing pulled straight from my stash compliments the front of the quilt nicely, and the scrappy binding is an awesome contrast against the gray.

Think these scraps are too tiny for you?  Think again!  Stash Statement includes instructions for how to use larger scrap pieces, even when you need narrow quilt blocks.  Never fear; you'll be surprised at how easy it is!

Like all of the patterns in the book, this one is a winner when it comes to versatility.  Because you're using scraps, it's super easy to size these quilts up or down, or even change the colors to suit your own taste and stash.

Jess at Quilty Habit and Myra of Busy Hands Quilts each put their own spin on the Precarious pattern, and I can't wait for you to see them.  Hop over to their sites to check them out, and then head to my Etsy shop to get your own signed copy of Stash Statement.  Remember, it also comes with the FREE Take Flight bonus digital pattern.  You can also find it on Amazon, Shop Martingale, or ask your local quilt shop to carry it!

Stash Statement Blog Tour Schedule-

4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                      Connie @ Freemotion by the River

                            Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                              Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                  Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
7/9- Take Flight (free bonus pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                             Paula @ The Sassy Quilter



  1. Love the close ups and the back! Thanks for letting me help you spread the word about your book!

  2. LOVE this one, Kelly!! I may even have a stack of Crumb blocks waiting for a purpose. Now, if I only had a copy of your book!!

  3. I really like this quilt. Starting to regret not choosing it. LOL

  4. Really like this one, and I love the rainbow of colour, although I can just imagine it all on shades of warm or all cool colours too. The book isn't available here in the UK just yet, not until the end of the month, so exciting.


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