18 February 2011

friday finish






These cute tumblers from Heather Ross prints made a small panel. My first idea was to make it into a pillow. When I looked through my stash I found to different yard cuts that complemented the color palette nicely. Both of these pieces happened to be a full yard. Most of my stash are in 1/2 yrd pieces.

This unexpected find tempted me to frame the panel and make it into a little quilt. There's a lot to be said about diving into ones stash. It might surprise you what you find, there! Of course, it's taken some years to build it up. And It will take serious effort to use it all...

Sometimes when I look through or rearrange my stash I come across fabric that refuses to blend with the others, a different tone of color, a special design... My first thought is to remove these "loners". A few times now, these fabrics who refuses to blend with the rest, have been the PERFECT fabrics for a work in progress. This have taught me to hold on to them. When I am looking for a bit of contrast, they might be just the one I need...

These two yard cuts both came in this "loner" category. (the fabrics are Lizzy Dish (honey) and Lecien (purple)). I love how they complement the colors of the tumbler panel! Cheers for the oddballs, loners ... need a better word to describe them.

My HR tumbler finished at 35" * 40". I used Hobbs cotton batting for this one. Conveniently, a bit of snow was provided yesterday. Perfect backdrop!


Have a lovely weekend. It might be time for a stash treasure hunt?

; )

10 comments:

nicolette said...

What a great way to use the fabrics that were put aside in this quilt! Love the result!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE that border fabric! a color I love! so cute! well done Marit!

beth said...

That border is just perfect!!!

Nifty Quilts said...

What a great find in your stash! It really takes this quilt to the modern, sophisticated, Marit level. Those tumblers are fun. Kind of like a "Where's Waldo?" game.

Live a Colorful Life said...

The borders look great! There have been a few pieces of fabric I have put into the donation bag and then pulled back out for this very reason.

Margreth said...

I'm so impressed by the way you use "difficult" fabrics. I have some too.... waiting for the right project.

Rachel said...

Excellent use of HR fabric. Did you fussy cut each piece? I hope you aren't giving this quilt away.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Fine stoffer!! Likte veldig godt det gule!! Det ble en hyggelig quilt!! Jeg skjønner godt hva du mener med disse ofte veldig fine stoffene som ikke passer med noe annet- helt til det klaffer!! Jeg har begynt å kjøpe disse "raringene", men jeg bruker dem til å sy strikkebagger..... Særlig store mønstere som ikke er så lette å bruke i små biter!! Jeg venter på et stoff som jeg har bestillt på nett som jeg gleder meg til å få!! Det er sært, men morsomt!! Du skal få se!! God helg!! AnneK:-)

Lori said...

That is so cute and the border fabrci is perfect for it!

Janet said...

I love your little tumbler! It's interesting what you have to say about the stash. My pieces are all half yard or fat quarters so I usually have to buy bigger pieces but have those older funny ones too. Maybe I thought I could use them on backs of quilts.