Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My "GO TO" Pattern!

Asking around .... I believe several quilters have a "GO TO" pattern. You know, the pattern which can be made into a striking top when you need a gift. I have a few favorites, however my all time favorite is "Short Stacks", by Black Cat Creations. Between my sister Phyllis and I, we have made over 20.

The pink/black/green variation has been made four times -- above are my two great nieces modeling their matching bed covers. This color style works for older girls also -- the other two were made for teenage nieces.

The one above is a favorite, now owned by my niece Missy -- all Black and Whites. We have made 2 in these colors.

This one was made by sister Phyllis for her husband using a variety of sailing fabrics. The outside border came from our grandmother's stash and was dated 1987 -- perfect.

The oriental is on Phyllis's KING SIZE BED! This one was a whopper. Again, we have made several using the oriental fabrics.

Although I can't show all of the Scrappy Short Stacks, the one above is ready for gifting. We have a system of cutting larger scraps into the Short Stack sizes and storing them away for later. Tomorrow I will show you the system and two more "SS" Phyllis is working on.

Now ... the cool part ..... in case you are wondering why I have decided to share my favorite "GO TO" pattern. On Saturday, while volunteering at the Quilting Niche for their annual Shop Hop, I met one of the owners of Black Cat Creations -- Amy Cotham!!!!!! It is a small world! Amy has also started a blog -- be sure to hop over and sign up to follow her. She also shared one of the Short Stacks hanging at the Quilting Niche made by Janelle -- one of the talented ladies from the Niche'.

1 comment:

Sarah Craig said...

What a cool design! Looks like it would be useful to thin out the scrap bins....