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Monday, May 21, 2018


Whew!  On Saturday night, I got home after a wonderful, whirlwind few days at Quilt Market.  I'm planning to share some photos with you at this week's NTT, but today, it's time to reveal the next quilt from Stash Statement!  The Detour quilt is the sixth quilt in the book, which means we're already halfway through.  Can you believe it?

It seems a little strange to highlight a quilt in late May with a more autumn feel, but when I actually made this quilt in the fall of 2016, the rich, warm tones felt right at home.  I couldn't resist taking the photo of it amongst the fallen oak leaves in my backyard.  The more traditional fabrics in the Detour quilt perfectly illustrate how versatile this technique can be for every quilter, and for even the most traditional scraps.  It's the perfect way to freshen them up and really show them off!

The design of this quilt was inspired by an old city map.  The random twists and turns give the feel of a sleepy little town, and the Kona Khaki background keeps the quilt very cozy.  Best of all, this pattern is so easy to put together.  I cut some traditional print fat quarters for a scrappy backing, and decided that a Kona Burgundy binding would make the perfect frame.

I'm so excited about the two versions of the Detour quilt, made by Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts, and Shelley at The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts.  They each put a unique spin on the pattern and both versions turned out beautifully.

Be sure to check out the two versions of the Detour quilt, as well as all of the other amazing projects from the Stash Statement blog hop, and then get a copy for yourself to start tackling your own scraps.  You know you have lots of them!

You can pick up a signed copy of Stash Statement in my Etsy shop HERE, which comes with the Take Flight (angel wings) bonus pattern.  Or, you can get the book on Amazon, Connecting Threads, or even in your local quilt shop!

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. I love the colors in your quilt, so soft and inviting. I'm paging through your book, itching to try some of the patterns. Hopefully soon!

  2. Detour is another great quilt. I especially like Laura's toned down color version even though I usually prefer a riot of prints. Can't wait to hear more about market.

  3. "Stash Statement" is loaded with fantastic patterns --- I've gone through the entire book several times and have so many plans to use up lots of scraps with those gorgeous patterns. Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful book! Deb E / Oregon

    1. Thank you, Deb! I can't wait to see your scrappy masterpieces! Be sure to send me a photo. I would love to see.

      :) Kelly

  4. I will need to get a copy of this. Looks like a great book for charity quilts.

  5. It does have a bit of an autumn feel, but I don't think this is an autumn quilt. I just see a get scrappy quilt for any time of year. Well done...once again.


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