There is a conversation going on over at a quilting group to which I belong. Art VS quilt, hand-dyes VS commercial, old fabric VS the latest pretties.
A rather typical conversation, actually!
I am of the commercial collection side of the discussion, and I don’t like buying lines of fabrics, I can identify by designer only a handful of fabrics, and I don’t want ALL the newest fabrics in one quilt.
To each his or her own, but I enjoy digging through my collection and finding things to pair together that weren’t meant for each other.
(This reminds me of the conversation I had with my daughter when she was four. We were getting appetizers ready for company, and I wanted sliced cheese and apple wedges. In her four year old logic, she told me they didn’t go together, because mice and worms don’t go together! —Happy almost 30th Birthday!!!)
Back to the subject at hand, however. Digging and digging, I cannot for the life of me find any scraps of these fabrics. It seems impossible that I don’t have a strip of any of them in the house, but…
I have this UFO that really needs to be finished. It has sat at the point where a normal person would say, take it to the quilter already. I am not satisfied with it. Something was missing.
I had an epiphany last week, and know what I need to do to make it work for me. But NOT a scrap of any of the fabrics are around!
I need possibly a 12 x 12 inch square of these fabrics. Not all of them, but definitely the black floral, and at least two of the other colors.
They are about 8 years old, ancient in quilt years, and I don’t know the manufacturers.
Anyone recognize any of them? Anyone have a scrap or two they would be willing to give up?
I have reasonable Plan B, but it is rather involved and not necessarily what I would prefer to do….
If you can help out, please contact me!