Today’s fabrics aren’t even on the design wall yet. I spent time today repairing the damage to my fabric closet after The Great Stash Cave In. The problem was the extremely close quarters inside the closet. There is not enough space to pull the baskets straight out to remove them from the frames. And I have some backings hanging in there. And packing boxes. And I was in there. So that was an ordeal.
But while I was at it I pulled several older, floral fabrics that I do not wish to see anymore. They are lovely, and perfectly good quality. I once was obsessed with tulip fabric. I collected quite a bit, and made one of my nieces a twin sized quilt using a lot of it. But I still have a lot left. And I’m just not as into it. So I want this to become my next donation quilt. Perhaps someone else can indulge a tulip obsession. Or at least keep warm.
My concept at the moment is to do a Disappearing Four Patch that transitions gradually from one fabric to the next as it goes across the quilt. I’m still working out how to do that, but I think I’ve settled on the fabrics. The florals and the pink are definite. I’m reluctant to include my wonderful green Grunge because I like it so much, but that’s silly, isn’t it? I bought it to cut up and sew into quilts. I just want to use it and keep it, too, like cake. But it wants to be in this quilt, so I will probably use it. I think.
Are you playing with fabric today?
I’m linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Time.