Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Floral and Coral

I'll admit I get on these crazy binges where I am tired of looking at a stack of fabric.  I want it gone, used up, out of my way.  I don't know what to do with it.  But if I throw it out there...I'm sure to think of something!

Case in point.  I have had this jelly roll of Amy Butler fabric staring me down for way too long.  While I love the coral warmth of the roll, it really isn't me.  It no longer was rolled with the edges fraying, it just was time.  

I set out with absolutely no plan. It sure doesn't help the creative energy!  Eventually I decided I may as well try a Herringbone design.  Nothing to lose but space on the shelf, right?!

With my pile ready to go, I started piecing some panels.  I knew I wouldn't have enough strips to make an entire herringbone quilt, so I had to improvise.    

This was the beginning.  Just a thought, a not so thought out plan.  I knew full well this would be the case and was fully prepared for it.  

For the most part this is where I am at right now.  Interesting.  Different.  Perhaps a little 'out there'.   
Floral and Coral

I think what I should do is destash some fabric.  Somewhere, somehow.  When I first started quilting I had not one ounce of taste!  Not one pinch of style!  I was like a kid in a candy shop buying fabric...especially if it was on sale!  I am pleased to say those days are gone!  Just not the fabric!

Which brings me to a delicious stack of freshly ironed Kaffe Fasset woven stripes.  I cannot wait to dig into this!

This is more like it, more like me!  Throw in a stack of solids with this and viola!  I'm in heaven!

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  1. Floral and coral. I like it!

  2. The herringbone design was a good call, Jayne. And I know just how you feel. I have some fabrics that I bought at the beginning that I now wonder.... What AM I going to do with you?

  3. I love the warm colors! Very pretty design!


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