I'm a firm believer that every quilt tells a story. And, this could be the reason I have such a difficult time parting with my quilts. :-)
Here's a story about a flimsy I finished this morning!
Once upon a time in a place called "The Surface of the Sun" (aka Arizona) a quilter named Darlene vowed and promised to herself that she would stop buying fabric unless it was necessary to finish a project! You see her stash closet, stash shelves, stash drawers, etc are simply overflowing with fabric 'she had to have'. Staying true to her promise and herself she's been working primarily from her stash for several months and quite proud of herself, I might add. :-)
Recently she discovered and purchased a pattern called "Dutch Treat" by Pieces from my Heart and was quite smitten with it. It's a Honey Bun pattern - oh my! Darlene loves to work with fabric from Moda and in the past has purchased Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarter Bundles and Layer Cakes but has avoided purchasing Honey Buns and/or Turnovers. Not that she hasn't been tempted, mind you, but she's stayed true to her word and to herself.
Sometime last week Darlene visited a nearby LQS and came across a handful of Honey Buns (Flag Day Farm & Zippity Doo Dah). Either one would be perfect to use with the "Dutch Treat" pattern - she picked them up - oohed and ahhed and put them back on the shelf with a small sigh! Then she thought to herself "oh what the heck" and turned around to grab one and they were all gone - some one came along, quick like a bunny, and grabbed both Honey Buns. Bigger Sigh! "Just wasn't meant to be" she told herself. She spotted bolts for American Primer by Moda and it hit her like a bolt of lightning - "make my own Honey Bun from my American Primer fat quarter bundle that's sitting on the shelf in the closet - they're just 1 1/2" strips". She grabbed the bolt, had the clerk cut two yards of a sweet background print and skipped off to her car anxious to get home to start pressing her fat quarters.
The fat quarters were pressed, separated into piles like the pattern suggested, two 1 1/2" strips were cut and then the sewing began. WooooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo!
Saturday was National Quilting Day so Darlene spent the better part of the day working on her "Dutch Treat" quilt top. And, this morning she finished assembling the 'guts' as she calls it and tomorrow she'll make a quick dash into the same quilt store and purchase her outer border fabric. And, now the decision - what to do with the 14+ inches of American Primer fat quarters that are leftover. I'm sure Darlene will think of something. teehee!
A new flimsy with a new pattern using a fat quarter bundle that was sitting on a shelf in her closet! Do you have any idea how happy Darlene is? There's a huge smile on her face today.
I appreciate that you've stopped to visit with me - come again soon!