Monday, October 12, 2015

Be careful what you look for --

In my stash, you may not find what you were seeking but you will find something.

I recently found these -- a mass of eighth yard strips from the early 1990s when I was working in a quilt shop. At the time I really wanted to make a Joen Wolfrom-style landscape quilt. I looks like I collected a piece from nearly everything in the store! But like many of my best laid project plans, this one didn't get made. (When I think of all the classes taught by quilters I admired that I have taken over the years! Wasted money & effort? Well, no, I don't think so. They helped me to find out who I am -- & who I am not -- as a quilter.) But now here are dozens of fabrics sure to get me banned for life from the Modern Quilt Guild! They are kind of pretty & really do represent an era. A strip or string quilt seems obvious, so I am gathering ideas & putting these on the back burner to simmer for a while.




7 comments:

Elaine M said...

I think I have some of those fabrics. I do like the blues with the burnt orange. Maybe throw in some lime green.

O'Quilts said...

oooo two posts to cheer me up:) I did not know that you worked in a fabric shop??
From a fabric shop to a museum...sounds great to me.

audrey said...

It's such a journey from beginner quilter till now. Wouldn't trade those experiences for anything!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That back burner will get your ideas brewing and stewing. Maybe 90's fabric will come back in and your quilt will be the coolest quilt at the Modern guild when you reveal it.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Tr├Ęs beau travail.
Bien amicalement.

Roger

Sharon said...

I hate to admit it, but I still have quite a few of the same fabrics. I'm slowly adding them to scrap quilts, but they're not going away fast enough.

Banned from the Modern Quilt Guild?! Oh no, I won't tell them if you don't! We'll just keep that as our little secret, OK?

fiberchick said...

Perhaps what is old is new again?!