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Monday, 11 June 2018

Stash Statement Book Blog Hop

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Have you heard, there's a new quilt book out; Stash Statement by Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation?  It's Week 9 of the book's Blog Hop and my turn to give you a peek inside the book.

Stash Statement Book Blog Hop

Stash Statement Book Blog Hop @madebyChrissieD.com Stash Statement Book Blog Hop @madebyChrissieD.com

Kelly shares various methods of creating improv scrap fabric and each of the 12 patterns has a recommended improv method to get you started - but you can also use any of the methods as you wish.

As with most quilting books, Kelly assumes the reader has some level of sewing knowledge but does include basic tips and techniques.  The book is then divided into 3 sections:

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Section 1: Play With Color 
Planned colour placement working in single colour improv sections


Section 2: Grab And Sew
Random improv sections with a more restful neutral or self-colour background

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Section 3: Improv In The Background
a complete reverse to Section 2 and, as the title suggests, neutral or self-colour piecing on an improv background

Skill Level and Quilt Sizes
Kelly suggests 11 quilts in the book are suitable for a confident beginner while the final College Prep quilt is intermediate.  The quilts range in length and width from 52-1/2" to 72-1/2" made with blocks varying in size from 6" to 24" and 4" x 54" strips. 

Bloom Chicka Boom
For the blog hop, I chose to work with the Bloom Chicka Boom pattern in Section 3.  I have, however, changed it up by mixing techniques from sections 1 and 3 of the book working each block section in single defined colours with an improv solid background and improv print colour piecing (Section 1) and finishing with an improv print background border (Section 3). 

Rainbow Scrappy Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Click the pic below to find out more about my process and see more pics.

Rainbow Scrappy Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Materials + Tools
My fave sewing and quilting tools, notions and books, and more are detailed here on my Amazon Influencer Page.
Note: I'm an Amazon affiliate and will receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, on any purchase made by following an Amazon link.

  

Stash Statement Blog Tour Schedule
The blog tour is working its way through all the quilts in the book.  You can visit Kelly's own blog and see pics of her quilts from the book and you can also visit a couple of other blogs each week to see how others have interpreted Kelly's designs.

16 April - Grand Bazaar
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23 April - Louvered
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30 April - Precarious
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7 May - Beach Retreat
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14 May - Fire Pit
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21 May - Detour
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28 May - Murrina
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl | Leanne @Devoted Quilter
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4 June - Scattered
Jayne @Twiggy & Opal | Christine @triangles & squares
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11 June - Bloom Chicka Boom
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18 June - Regatta
Susan @Quilt Fabrication | Debbie @A Quilter's Table | Christa @Christa Quilts
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25 June - Catch a Falling Star
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2 July - College Prep
Hilary @by Hilary Jordan | Lori @crossquilt
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9 July - Take Flight (free bonus pattern)
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In summary, for anyone nervous about trying improv quilting, Kelly's book is a gentle beginner's introduction to improv with patterns to help you make a dent in your stash and scrap fabric collections.

Stash Statement Book Blog Hop

Stash Statement Book Blog Hop @madebyChrissieD.com


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Photo Credit:
Official book photography by Brent Kane for Martingale

Disclosure: 
Martingale Books supplied a free e-copy, and Kelly Young gifted a hard copy, of Stash Statement to Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD in return for this blog post review of the book. This post contains Amazon and Craftsy affiliate links for which I may be paid compensation on click-through purchases (at no additional cost to you). Otherwise, the post is for informational purposes only and all opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. your pillow is so pretty, Chris! I love that you made the pattern your own, and love that your enjoyed the process. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

    :) Kelly

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