Stash Hash (a new pattern)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Good morning friends!
 Today I'd like to introduce to you my new pattern called Stash Hash!


I made the first star back in February 2019!  I had no plan for it.  I just knew I wanted to
make pretty stars to use up scraps.  One star turned into two, then three, then the quarantine 
happened and bam!  I had lots of sewing time on my hands and decided to finish what I started!


I had a blast making each star.  It was fun pulling from my scraps and stash 
to see each different colored star come together.  Scrappy, stars and low volumes are 
some of my favorite things so it was just a delight to make this quilt.


I paired the stars with the alternate blocks that I'm calling "Hashtag" blocks.
I liked the subtle secondary design they create when next to the stars.
(Which you might be able to see better if the background was a solid white.  Scroll down 
to the digital picture of the quilt and squint your eyes.  Do you see a kind-of circular, 
orange peel-type design around the Hashtag Blocks?)


Anyways, this fun quilting design is called Crosshatched Clamshells by Intelligent Quilting.
Cathy Barney in Alpine, UT did the quilting and I just love the way it turned out!
Have I told you how much I absolutely adore crosshatching?
I thought this was a fun, funky spin on crosshatching and it had a little bit of 
a "rainbow" vibe which excited me because of the rainbow colors I used in the quilt. 


One of the best things about this quilt is that I didn't have to buy a single fabric
for it!  I had everything in my stash including this striped binding.
For the back, I just pieced a bunch of aqua and teal remnants together so that felt
great to use up those leftover pieces in my stash!


This pattern comes with instructions for 3 different quilt sizes -
Lap (48 1/2" x 48 1/2")
Throw (64 1/2" x 80 1/2")
Full (80 1/2" x 80 1/2")

It's stash/scrap or precut friendly!
I wrote it to use 1 background fabric but made a note that you
could use lots of low volumes (like I did) for extra scrappiness!
I love the extra scrappy look but it definitely takes more time
 so I wanted to provide the easier option in the pattern.


Stash Hash is now available in my Etsy shop as a PDF (click HERE).
The paper pattern will be available very soon!

And guess what! I am planning a quilt-along for Stash Hash starting in July 
(details coming next week).  I'd love for you to join me as I'm dying to make 
another version asap.  I think I'll be doing a Christmas version.
What colors or fabric line would YOU like to see or make this in?


3 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm totally with you on the scrappy low-volume background!! I just finished a quilt with a similar scrappy white-on-white background and love it... so naturally now I want to do another one with a BLACK scrappy background. This could be the one! Great job!

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  2. Your new quilt is adorable! Love the design and colors!

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  3. I love this quilt and hope to join the quilt along. I know that I'll be making more than one version of this, but know that I'll definitely be making a red, white, and blue version. :-)

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