April 30, 2018

Precarious Quilt | Stash Statement Book Hop!

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Meet Precarious, my version of a quilt from Stash Statement, a new improv quilting book by Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation.

This quilt is made from 90 different Kona Solids, each appearing three times, and Moda Crossweave in Black.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:   Precarious from Stash Statement by Kelly Young
Size:  38" x 49"
Fabric:  Kona Cotton and Moda Crossweave in Black
Batting:  Warm and White Batting
Backing:  Gray with white triangles
Quilting:  Zing in dark gray thread on Gratitude

This is Kelly's original Precarious Quilt in lap size. 

I had intended to use a rainbow of Simply Color fabrics to make the improv panels, but I ended up with so many quilting deadlines {and a longarm in the longarm hospital} that I had to use a faster option.  Rather than making improv panels, I made strip sets, stitched each one into a tube, sub-cut them, removed stitches in bargello style, and sewed them back together again.  Here's pictures of the strip sets from my Instagram feed.  You'll see the second set of bargello panels in a baby quilt ... sometime this summer.

Here's a glimpse of the quilts in the book.  They're pretty amazing, aren't they?  If improv looks daunting to you, don't worry!  Kelly has broken down how to make the panels step by step and then how to get them into the quilt design.

Be sure to check out the other stops on the Stash Statement book blog hop tour!

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    
                          Christa @ Christa Quilts
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 (bonus digital pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 

                                                                 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

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Liz said...

Oh my I just love your version! It has a very pixel-ish, video game look to it, and I absolutely adore that!

Kay said...

This is simply stunning, I actually prefer the way you have done your colours. Thank you for sharing your creativity. x

Pamela Arbour said...

I love the subtlety of the fabrics and the quilting is exquisite! You have made a wow statement from the stash statement!

Shannon said...

I love your version with all the solids.

Preeti said...

Myra, you are such a show-off :-p Bargello style interpretation of Kelly's Precarious done in solids!!! Fabulous. Love the quilting too.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Your Precarious quilt is so awesome, Myra. I love your bargello version, and that quilting is the perfect compliment to the design. Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour!

:) Kelly

Kathleen said...

You made it work for you - that is the way to do a stash quilt! Hope your longarm has returned to service - so hard to have our tools on the mend!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I love your version of this quilt. I know it looks more organized (less scrappy) than the book version, but I can see how if one had lots of 2 1/2" strips it could be done. I love the quilting design, too.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Myra and it is neat to see the pattern made up 2 different way! Thanks for sharing.

@lutzcats said...

I love it!!! Such vibrant rich colors.

Bambi Pearson said...

Love the way you made the pattern your own. Kelly's book is wonderful and is a great addition to my quilt book library.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Myra,
WOW - this is so beautiful and I had to read the sentence again where you said you used 90 different colors. Ninety!!! I just love this quilt. And your quilting looks just fabulous - I love, love seeing these details. Whenever I see close ups like this it makes me think I CAN do something similar. {{Hugs}} so thanks a bunch for motivating me.
~smile~ Roseanne

Pamela Arbour said...

I was sure that I posted a comment to your blog early this morning but I don't see it. I really enjoyed seeing your blog and a glimpse of the other quilts in the book. It is a must have. I like the impact of the gray with your solid fabrics. Also the quilting is outstanding.

Debbie said...

90 different Konas?!?! Your version is stunning - nicely done!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow. Your version is awesome. Love that quilting motif. How did you add all the quilts such that they change on their own?

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Beautiful work! And the quilting design you chose really complements the design.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Love love love your version! And the quilting is very beautiful too

Christine S said...

This is so beautiful!