Out of the deep dark stash

I have come to the conclusion that when fabric has been in your stash for more than ten years, using it somehow is better then not.  I won this fabric....I know that was more than ten years ago.  
 The prints are on the bigger side, so I figured showcasing them in a snowball block was a good idea.  Plus it is a quick and easy block to make.
 The camera doesn't do the colours justice, they are olive green not grey blocks.  
I have a few stripes of the tan fabrics I used in the corners left over, so will try and make a simple border, then look for a print to buy as a border.  There is nothing suitable in my stash, but thats OK, it was free fabric!  It is already a nice lap sized quilt, but would like to make it a bit bigger if I can find something I like. 
  
I found this Dresden mini in a box.  It only needed the centre appliqued on, so I did that.
Then quilted and bound it. I am keeping this one for myself!  
In another box (can you tell I am cleaning up!) I found 16 spool blocks left over from my Bonnie Hunter leaders and enders spool quilt.  I couldn't bring myself to throw them out.  
So I quickly quilted and bound them, now I have a little table runner and a mug rug :)
Happy quilting Sue.



5 comments:

  1. I love it when tidying up means creating! I just love the table runner and Dresden :)

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  2. Don't blame you for keeping the rainbow Dresden--very pretty!
    Nice use of your leftover spool blocks.
    I think I will avoid cleaning my sewing room right now. I don't need more projects distracting me. :)

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  3. You're definitely on a clean it up and get it finished mode. I'm not sure what I would actually find if I dug deep into the depth of my stash. You're right, it really should be used, if I dared to look.

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  4. Great use of your fabrics.... those snowballs are so effective... and the little finishes are lovely too - it's a nice feeling using up blocks lying around isn't it...
    Hugz

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  5. Your snowball block fabrics are gorgeous Sue…very Morris like so maybe that new Morris fabric range might be nice??!! Oops..maybe no need for MORE fabric! x

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