2/20/2007

Stashbusting

Zzzzzzzz (not a comment on the virtues of stashbusting to be sure)

Tonight is Stash Sisters class at Little Quilts. Help with stashbusting. Last time, we received a stashbusting pattern for a reversible quilt for which we would pull out two large pieces from our "collection" (I prefer to think of it as a collection rather than stash....stash sounds kinda sinister to me, like fabric collected and stored in a damp, dark alley somewhere...received from unsavory characters with torn coats and dirt tattoed on their fingers). Here's what I'm using, an old Redware and an old Redware Revisited (and maybe there's Redware II in there). I had yards and yards of the blue Redware fabric, easily the longest length of quilt fabric I've ever bought (and I have no idea what my original plans for it might have been; apparently I was visualizing a quilted circus tent), so what a satisfying feeling actually to Bust Into It at last. The third is a new fabric, and I might use the fourth, another old RR. Have one side finished (actually finished) and am starting the other side now. Pics to follow.

9 comments:

Carol said...

Those are great fabrics...can't wait to see your reversible quilt. Outstanding way to "Bust your Collection" I love it!

Norma said...

I can hardly wait to see your reversible stash busting quilt!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The dirt tattooed on the fingers gave me a laugh! 'Collection' does sound so much more civilised. I feel sad when I use up some of my fabric, but then I rarely buy enough of each for the circus tent though (snigger snigger). I saw a horse today and immediately thought of your Amish neighbours. Makes me laugh every time.

Beth said...

Those are great colors in the fabrics you chose, right up my alley! I can't wait to see the finished project.

Hanne said...

I am looking forward to see how your quilt will look.
I also think of and speak of my fabrics as fabric collection :-)

Quilterin said...

Karen, these colours are gorgeous! I love them and look forward to your quilt.

Libby said...

Sounds like a fun project - can hardly wait to see -- both sides *s*

anne bebbington said...

I love the bottom fabric in your picture with the jugs and letters

Triller said...

Hi Gaston! You look cozy dere.
Hope all is good at yor howse.
Doze fabrits yor MomCat is gonna use shur are purrty!
Yor Friend,
Triller