Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stash Fabric

After Thanksgiving, I was all set to work on the School House quilt for my mother.  As you see one of the blocks is on my design wall.  I have to admit, I am not enjoying sewing this one so it will be a slow process.  When you aren't in love with your project it just seems to go very slow.  So with that said, I stopped working on that quilt to start sewing on some quilts for next years clubs and classes.  Will be back to the school house quilt soon because I want to give it to Mom for Christmas.

My challenge to myself for 2011 is to try and use at least one or two fabrics from my stash for each project.  Below are pictures of my stash.  The Singer machine on the top of the cabinet is one of the machines I used to sew on with my Mom when I was growing up.  Flamingos you ask, my small sewing bee is "The Friday Night Flamingos".  We wanted a fun, catchy name because quilters are fun people.

So my challenge begins.  You will see inside cabinets, I keep a lot of what I call "stash" or "staple" fabric.  When I go on a road trip to quilt shops (which I love to do), I usually stock up on fabric that can be blended into my projects.  I don't keep a lot of focus fabric in my stash.  The reason, focus fabrics can come and go in style, but staple fabric can be used and saved for along time.  I love to get new focus fabric when it comes out and pick fabrics from my stash to blend into the project.

What will I do with the butterflies and egg fabric below???   I have just the project in mind.  I will be leading a "Mystery Sew In" at Patchwork Cottage starting in February.  I see this being used in one of my projects.  It is a mystery so I have to keep this one a secret for a while.  Check back for the outcome.

My new club at Dragonfly Quilt Shop will see the next two groups of fabric in their samples next year.

I will be starting the new club in February called "The Sassy Quilters".
Check back for the quilts made from these beautiful fabrics.

  I like "Happy Fabrics" as I call them. 

Batiks.... Don't you love the colors...
Cream fabric will be added to this project to make a beautiful quilt...

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