Stash Statement Grand Bazaar Quilt

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Stash Statement Quilt book by Kelly Young has fast and easy quilts this is the Grand Bazaar scrap quilt with our little dog sitting on it

Stash Statement – Make the most of your fabrics with easy improv quilts!

Welcome to the first day of the blog hop for Kelly Young’s new book called Stash Statement. The front cover is eye-catching and the photos in the book……beautiful!

Kelly blogs at My Quilt Infatuation, I have known her for several years and her blog is well worth checking out!

Quilt scraps

purple quilt scraps for the Grand Bazaar quilt

Do you have quilt scraps left over from past quilt projects? I can’t stand to throw out my scraps and I usually try and cut them up into several different sizes right away and then store them in containers by color.

Kelly really does a wonderful job of explaining how to create fabric from your quilt scraps and then turn it into beautiful blocks.

Stash Statement quilt blocks pieces on my design wall

When I first saw the Grand Bazaar quilt I thought “oh my gosh will that be a lot of work and time” but once I read Kelly’s section on Tips & Techniques I realized how easy it would be to make any of the quilts in her book and I couldn’t wait to start on my blocks!

This is just a little peek at the magic Kelly teaches to work with the fabrics in my stash for the blocks. 

Stash Statement Grand Bazaar quilt ready to quilt

Quilting always makes such a difference and adds so much to a quilt. I made a smaller version of the Grand Bazaar quilt that will be a baby quilt.

Stash Statement peek at quilting

I used a wool/cotton batting from Hobbs and a fairly large meandering on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. I pieced and quilted it with white Aurifil thread and used a 80/20 Schmetz needle.

Grand Bazaar quilt hanging on deck railing

It was really a lot of fun making this quilt and I have a feeling when my daughter sees it she’ll want a full-size one! Many times I work with batiks…..can you imagine how beautiful the Grand Bazaar would be in batiks!

I even had the Grand Bazaar stash quilt checked out by little Sadie! I wonder what she was thinking!

Stash Statement quilt with little Sadie the dog on it

Kelly’s book Stash Statement has 12 beautiful quilt patterns in it and you’ll get to see all of them made up by other quilters during the blog hop.

Stash Statement is available from the following:

Stash Statement Grand Bazaar quilt bed
Stash Statement back of Grand Bazaar quilt

Stash Statement Blog Tour Schedule

4/16- Grand Bazaar
Shelley @ Cora’s Quilts
Connie @ Freemotion by the River

4/23- Louvered
Lindsey @ Primrose Cottage Quilts
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

Stash Statement by Kelly Young

Front Cover Stash Statement quilt book by Kelly Young

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Connie with her dogs

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  1. I love your colourful version of the quilt and in such a nice size too. The dark binding sets it off beautifully.

  2. Your version of Grand Bazar is lovely, Connie. No wonder, Sadie approves. You are absolutely right – it would be even more gorgeous in deep, rich batiks.

  3. I love this and what a fun stash buster. I think this may get me going on some improv….when their is a little more time.

  4. Beautiful and so happy to see a smaller quilt. I am sure everyone who sees this will fall in love with it.

  5. Hello Connie; I really like this Scrap Quilt that you created. It reminds me of some of the fancy pointed Christmas Ornaments. I have always loved putting together a Scrap Quilt from simple to more complicated. This style seems like it would require a bit of imagination, thinking and a whole lot of fun. I will definitely be giving it a try. It would be magnificent to win a copy of her book. I follow her blog also. Connie, I adore the way that Sadie has her eyes fixed on the dark blue section. It really does make us want to know what she is thinking! Have a great day!

  6. I love this quilt! Yours is so colorful and perfect for a baby quilt. It is giving me ideas……….lots and lots of ideas to go along with my scraps and small cuts that I amassed over the years. Can’t wait to take a peek at the book. Nadine W.

  7. Your Grand Bazaar quilt is just gorgeous, Connie! Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour. I am so happy you had fun with the technique, and love the book!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. I love this technique! I’ve done a couple small wall hangings, but I need to make something bigger with all those scraps!

  9. This books looks to be a great go-to for getting rid of some of your scraps and wonderful ideas for a stash buster. Can hardly wait to get my hands on this.

  10. I’m loving College Prep. For some reason I did not see this coming with Kelly’s designs. These quilts are wonderful!

  11. Wow! Connie, this is gorgeous! It certainly would look fabulous in batiks! Seeing your blocks makes me want to start a Grand Bazaar quilt too! I love everything about it.

  12. Making your own fabric with your scraps is such a great idea and the results are just fabulous. Yes, I can see it in batiks and it would be gorgeous.

  13. Love the lantern quilt! I received my book in the mail Friday. It will be a fun new addition to my library and I have a ton of Island Batik scraps from the quilt I’m finishing up now! Not to mention a lot of other scraps!!

    I bet Sadie was thinking she might be able to just fly away on that magic carpet ride!!

  14. This is a really pretty quilt. I’ve been trying to reduce the amounts of batik scraps I was given by a friend. This might be the perfect choice.

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