Since then I have made several projects with them, but it seems that as soon as I turn out the lights and close the door they multiply. Since I belong to a quilt guild that does charity quilts I decided to see if I couldn't get these left overs under control. If I make a couple quilt tops and provide the binding they provide backs, batting, and quilt them. They then are given out to various needy organizations throughout our community. Last October they gave over 220 quilts out to five different organizations.
I cut 75 [3 inch by 12-1/2 inch] strips, pretty much 2 of each print. Yes, I have that much of the fabric!
I pulled this Modern Handcrafted picture off the internet. It seems like the perfect choice to use up these fabrics.
Then I purchased two yards of Kona Shadow, it is a light grey that works well with not only some of the prints with white in them, but others with off whites and grey and even tans. I had enough still to cut some binding as well. In fact I have enough [two giant size zip- lock bags] left overs to make some more.
At least this an attempt to somehow get things under control so I am linking up with
Oh, I really like that Modern Handcrafted pattern!ReplyDelete
Wow! That is a lot of fabric. Love that pattern too, that will really showcase some of those nice Cotton + Steel prints beautifully!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful idea!!
thanks so much for linking up too!
Sounds like a great plan... your 'modern' C & S fabrics will look lovely with the Kona Shadow.ReplyDelete
The quilt pattern is perfect for your fabric collection. Have fun!ReplyDelete
This is going to be so pretty!ReplyDelete
Excellent choice for a way to use that fabric! The quilt will be beautiful.ReplyDelete
Yes! It is a lot of fabric - and very pretty fabric at that! Lovely quilt as well - it looks fun and cheerful! Perfect for someone in need!ReplyDelete
So far, so good! Love that Kona Shadow - I'll have to look into that one, as the lightest I've found is Silver. Thanks for sharing on Midweek MakersReplyDelete
I think it would be really interesting to see the color of a shadow. Well, I'm pretty sure I'd want a couple of yards the moment I see it! lol But you're right this is going to make a wonderful quilt and that you're generous enough to donate them is even more wonderful.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful bunch of fabric- great pattern tooo!ReplyDelete
Excellent idea and great that they are going to charity! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday.ReplyDelete
Wow! What a wonderful idea and they are sure to be appreciated. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Your quilt will be fantastic.Love your pattern.ReplyDelete
Looks like you have a winner, it's going to be fantastic!!ReplyDelete
This looks like a great scrappy quilt pattern and it will be lovely in the Cotton and Steel fabrics!ReplyDelete
Love the colors you are using for this & the pattern!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see it!
You have a wonderful collection of Cotton and Steel! Those fabrics look perfect for the quilt pattern you chose.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you have a great plan! I think the quilt will look awesome. Thanks for linking with Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
I love that pattern and the Cotton and Steel. Can hardly wait to see that top done!ReplyDelete
I'm just new to these types of fabrics and loving them!ReplyDelete