So in the name of resourcefulness, I pulled out some fabric that has been sitting in my stash for over three years. Now, that sounds like a long time, but I had wrist surgery a year ago, and in trying to avoid that surgery, I took almost two years off from quilting before that. That was a bummer. So, in my defense, if you subtract all of the time I wasn't actually quilting, the fabric hasn't really been sitting around that long.
This is April Cornell for Moda fabric and I think it's called Poetry (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) except for the gingham which is from my stash. It really is amazing how my taste in fabric has changed. Not that this fabric is unattractive, because it's actually very pretty, but I'm fairly sure I wouldn't buy it today. Lately, I've been drawn to more bold colors with a more graphic vibe (think Soul Blossoms or Carnaby Street). That being said, it was just sitting in my cabinet and not hideous, so something really had to be done with it. It would be ignored no longer.
I decided a simple HST quilt was in order since I've never done one. Raspberry Limeade was a chevron quilt, which I know is kind of the same thing, but for some reason, I don't really count that since the finished look is totally different.
It really needed a fresh burst of white to make the colors pop since they are muted and the white HST's I threw in just weren't cutting it, so I added a white border, which also had the added bonus of making it a little bit bigger. I think it makes it feel a little more fresh.
What about you? Do you have fabrics sitting in your stash that don't wow you anymore? What are they?
By the way, week 3 is underway at Plum and June's New Blogger Blog Hop. Check out the fantastic blogs up this week!
Leigh Ann @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts