my basket quilt and for some more circles. I made quite the mess but had a lovely time. In fact, I still haven't returned all the fabric to their bins but that is the lovely thing about a three day weekend.
As I was digging and sorting, I came across a number of solids, all of them fat quarters. I have purchased them over the years but have not made one cut into any of them.
What will they be? I am still waiting to see if I get into a class at the Sisters show because they would be perfect for that projects.
One of the podcasts that I listen to is Curious Handmade. Helen has been walking us through a stash project for our yarns but it fits very well with fabric stash too. I am hoping to make this a year when I use some of these lovely fabrics that I have purchased and carefully stored over the years. I am determined to make my basket quilt from stash only.
When I sort through my stash, I love the variety. I have Civil war, plaids, wool, brights, pastels, a pretty good selection of neutrals in both lights and darks. I think I could easily make a few quilts with the kind of scrappy look that I like without leaving my sewing room. In the past few years, I have gotten rid of fabrics that I really do not like - those pieces that were a really good deal but don't reflect my style. I have a few that might be called ugly, but when you put them with some of the busier, brighter fabircs, they are perfect. I do love my stash. Now I just need to use it.
So, on the Making Monday front, I have a few ideas buzzing around. There are some simple houses that would use a wide variety of fabrics and be so fun to make a few at a time. I am also making some new recipes from a cooking class I attended yesterday and some journal pages for an online class.
So, what do you love about your stash? And what are you making today?