Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pulling Pastel Scraps

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
C. S. Lewis

Quilting


After a couple of years effort, my stash is much reduced. Years ago I had a single box of fabric for quilting and loved knowing where each fabric was purchased. But after the kids grew up, the stash quickly expanded until I had half a wall of stuff. Even though I sorted by color, I lost track of what was there. And sadly I couldn't remember where most of them were purchased. Now it's again easy to see what I have and build new stacks. 

Case in point: The blue and white rabbit print was an impulse purchase in Berkeley four years ago. I planned to feature it somewhere. Instead it's just been languishing in a bin. Time to get it out and see what I can make. 


To make it easy, I started a Coin column that I think looks lovely, limited to blues and whites. Different from my usual color scheme. Hopefully the other pastels will work in well.



At one time the Coin columns fell to the floor perpendicularly. See. Here's an E.


I have an idea. Hopefully I can move it along. 

Reading

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

Josephine Tey's mysteries were always favorites of mine but I was startled to find Nicola Upson created a mystery series featuring her as the main character. In An Expert in Murder,  a young woman Josephine meets is murdered before she can leave the train when it arrives in London. Mementos arranged in the cabin leave a nasty feel. Josephine and Inspector Archie Penrose join forces to find the killer.

Enjoy the day, Ann

14 comments:

  1. That's a good idea. Many possibilities. It's always good to get a new perspective with our fabrics.

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    1. These serendipitous ideas of new variations to create always make me happy. We just need to keep our eyes and minds open.

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  2. Ann, you must capture those rabbits before they scamper away and hide behind a pile of fabric. I am sure you can do it :-)

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    1. Haha, Preeti. They were so adorable I purchased a half yard that has burrowed into my stash for several years. Time to let them shine.

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  3. I like the blue and white "lacey" look in your coin columns...very pretty...hugs, Julierose

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  4. oh my gosh. The blue and white is SO beautiful so so so beautiful

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    1. Thanks, LeeAnna. I like that combination, too… even though I rarely use it.

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  5. It's funny how a piece of fabric can bring back memories of the store it was purchased from. The blue and white coins are really wonderful, much more interesting than I would have guessed. Josephine Tey is one of my favorites. I think the book I like best is "The Daughter of Time"

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    1. Daughter of Time is one of my all time favorite books. She’s a wonderful writer.

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  6. Coins are always such a good idea - I really like the fabrics you've gathered for this one.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. They aren’t values I use much and this will be a good challenge.

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  7. I really like the blue and white coin column. Looks so pretty and intriguing.

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    1. Thanks, Shasta. It’s good to finally use these interesting fabrics.

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