Yesterday and today I have been playing with colour! Playing with fabric! Oh the fun you can have in your own sewing room!! Old fabrics are being pulled out of drawers where they have been lurking for years, newer fabrics are being sorted back into their colour piles. I have a long way to go, but I'm getting organised.
It struck me last night that we have UFO's and WIP's for quilts in progress, but what do we have for old fabrics that haven't even made it to the quilt stage yet? OFYTBU's perhaps? (Old Fabrics Yet To Be Used). OFN's? (Old Fabrics Neglected?). I don't know, I'm not very good with names. I have decided though, that I am going to take some of my years old fabrics (I'm talking between 5-15 years and not a Kaffe or Amy Butler in sight!) and make them into a somewhat modern quilt. Will that work? Perhaps add some red spots or black and white toile to spice up a duller colour scheme. Or just use a more modern looking pattern like, say, a stripe quilt, with some lovely straightline quilting? Then I can call these fabrics OFMM's! (Old Fabrics Made Modern). Ok, I give up on the names, but over the next few months I hope to show some older, loved fabrics turned into something new.
And because I have been rolling in, err, sorting out fabrics, rather than creating anything, I will show an older quilt that I made about 5 years ago. This is an Aardvark quilt pattern called Harlequin that I purchased from Lisa Prior Lucy's shop Glorious Colour in kit form.
I just love it. To quilt it I did the large diamonds with a freemotion clamshell, the smaller diamonds with a stipple, and the 4 patch diamonds with a freemotion diamond shape.
The back was a bit of hodgepodge, whatever I had in the stash that fitted! All gorgeous Kaffe fabrics of course!
Pretty isn't it? Have a fabulous Weekend. xo