Concentration this year will be upon the stash. Loving the stash. USING the stash. Being monogomous with the stash and avoiding flirtation with new fabric lines. Like most quilters I know, my stash is ridiculously large. I’m placing it on a diet.
The little quilt shown above was pieced together at least 10 to 15 years ago. When I look at it today the term ‘low volume’ comes to mind. I have always liked the fabrics that one might consider the shrinking violets of the stash. Please don’t call them pastels, oh no! Pastel brings to mind the sweatsuits of the 80’s …. lavender, pink, baby blue. We’ll agree to stick with ‘low volume’ yes?There is something very liberating about using pure white with cream – breaking the old rules appeals to me very much. Because I was taught by a strictly traditional quilter, some of these habits are hard to bend. Whenever in doubt, I refer to Suzuko Koseki’s work.
Ahhhh – happiness is quilting or thinking about quilting. Naps are good, too.