Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fabrics and a new quilt


What was I thinking years ago when I bought all these fabrics?
(believe me this is just a part of what I have)

Now, years later I found out that I can't sew them up.
Fabrics are similar to fashion, it comes and goes. Some are timeless and some are old fashioned.  

So let's start a new project and who knows I may get room for new fabrics. 







As you can see I'm inspired by this picture of a quilt in the book:



Lucy



22 comments:

Breienmaar said...

Ik denk dat vele handwerksters dit wel zullen herkennen:-) ik in ieder geval wel , maar dan wol. Ben momenteel ook bezig om oud eens te gebruiken en dat worden dan scrappy socks;) Lekker vrolijk en ik gebruik eindelijk eens wol die qua kleur toch wat tegenviel maar in scrappy socks het heel goed doen.

Ben benieuwd hoe je quilt wordt!

Phyllis said...

Och ja, die fabric stash......niet om doorheen te komen....
Dit wordt mooi!

Kleine Vingers said...

Wat een leuke blokken, ben benieuwd naar de quilt. In zulke blokken kun je veel verschillende stoffen gebruiken en zijn oude stoffen misschien juist heel erg mooi. Groeten

liliane bral said...

Ik kan naast je komen staan hoor met mijn voorraad aan stofjes -:) !!
Hier dezelfde gedachten en mijmeringen.
Ik ben al tot over mijn oren verliefd op deze quilt en dat na slechts twee blokken haha!
Prachtig nieuw project!! Zal weer heerlijk zijn om dit te kunnen/mogen volgen bij jou.
Groetjes, Liliane

Karen said...

I have given away many, many fabric pieces that are out-dated and some I wish I had kept.

Eileen said...

I have so much fabric too and will never be able to use it all! Though I can't get rid if it, like fashions it comes back around ;-}. Your blocks are beautiful!

Marie said...

I think we've all bought and sat on fabrics for years and then look at them trying to figure out what to do with them. I was in a shop recently where the owner said that you should only sew with fabric that you love and give what you don't love so much to someone who will enjoy it, but sometimes you just have to start sewing with them and it's amazing how much they still appeal to you. It looks like you are off to a great start.

Madeline said...

Just look at those perfect points!!
All hobbyists collect far more "stuff" than they need. Knitters.......how many jumpers were we going to knit with all that wool. Artists......paint and brushes, embroiderers ......cottons in every shade imaginable. It goes on and on. And it's not just women. What my husband has in his shed is unbelievable and he is convinced he is going to use everything one day. Ha ha, he better hurry up as he is 70.

Annelein said...

Wat wordt dit mooi....

quilting Jeannet said...

Ohhh Lucy....wat dapper dat je dit laat zien, nu begrijp ik inderdaad heel goed als je zegt dat je nooit stofjes koopt, het lijkt wel een winkel! Maar je hebt wel heel erg gelijk met je opmerking dat sommige stoffen gewoon een soort van "uit de mode"zijn, en dat is best jammer.Je quilt wordt mooi, sterren doen het altijd goed.

O'Quilts said...

You blocks are great. I have been collecting fabric for 50 years..I cannot give anything away. It is true that when I need it, I would hate for it to be gone. When I die I want my friends to say...My, how she loved her fabric collection..

Ad Fr said...

this post made me laugh, I'm in the same position as you and i know quite well that i can never ever use up my whole collection of fabric , nor even the scraps.... and i cannot resist more.i showed part of my cupboard stash on ig the other day much to everyone else's pleasure and i have decided that i will treat it like any other household treasure and just delight in it !
asa you say .there are some that i don't think i will ever use , so as I'm getting a bigger cupboard i'll have a mini clear out too.
love your new blocks , look forward to the rest of it too.
enjoy your treasure xx
love susan
susiestitch1

Robin said...

I recently was looking for something in my sewing room and gasped because of all the fabric I was sorting through. I, too, decided to just use some of it up. So I grabbed some scraps and some random fat quarters and just cut and sewed to my hearts content. I now have a really cute scrappy camp quilt. I still need to figure out what to do with the borders (pieced or strips of fabric). Regardless, I don't know when I've enjoyed putting a quilt top together more. You blocks are great, I love the blue with the brown.

Véronique Prat said...

Lovely block as usual....
Many quilters are addicted of fabrics but Ii didn't think you are so : your room are so cleaned, "scrubbed"
See you soon
Véronique la masure

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What lovely blocks. I adore Edith's work. Her paintings are wonderful as well. I look forward to seeing the completed project. As for your fabric collection, I have come to the realization that I will never live long enough to use all of my fabric. Somehow, that does not stop me from buying a great piece when I see it. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.

Leslie said...

Awesome blocks, can't wait to see the quilt!

pandchintz said...

I think we all might have this problem!! I'm trying to incorporate some of the older fabrics with my new ones, and those I really can't I'm making up into pieced backings. Your blocks are very sweet!

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Janet said...

These stars are lovely! I look forward to seeing your progress!!

Margaret Goodman said...

I live by the motto " Who dies with the most fabric, wins!" I love my fabric collection. I do share some with my niece who is learning to sew. She is very appreciative. My fabric is to me like someone who collects fine art.

audrey said...

Your blocks are so wonderful looking! Love your fabric choices.:)