Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Do your fabric tastes change? What you once thought was quite lovely you now find ugly. Well I have quite a bit of this fabric. A bunch of it was very generously given to me when my hubby was in school and money was tight. Well I needed some mindless sewing, a charity quilt, and more room for fabric I love. So I took the old fabric made a bunch of nine patches that I cut in half both ways to make this disappearing 9 patch quilt. You know that old, ugly fabric is going to make a pretty nice quilt.Look what arrived in my mailbox. Sharon from Vrooman's Quilts sent these beauties. The newest addition to the Happy Chemo Quilts. Thank you Sharon for your generosity.Yesterday I borrowed 13 Woodhouse Road's blog as a guest blogger. Sharing how I organize my WIPs. Check it out if you want to know the method of my madness. Finally my blue scrap bin was full to overflowing so I needed to make something. No real plan here. Just some scrappy play.

12 comments:

  1. Oh boy have my tastes changed! It's amazing how our "uglies" turn into lovely swans. I love your play time.

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  2. Oh - how exciting to see my quilts hanging there. So happy they arrived safely. I happen to have an overflowing bins of blues, too. Not sure what to do with them yet, but they are calling - 'come play with me'.

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  3. Those D9P quilts are always so wonderful when finished.

    I think all of our tastes change over time. It is interesting to see what we once thought was pretty.

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  4. I love the first quilt, but do understand the fabric/love changes. Have here the same problem, luckely my DH does also quilts and uses them.
    I went to the link and saw a great idea for me, thanks for sharing it.

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  5. With our quilt ministry donations, we never know what we're going to have on hand to sew with - but we use everything, and somehow it all turns out lovely! I like your D9P, and the two chemo quilts are lovely also!

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  6. Boy do I know about fabric tastes changing! I have a 'few' old and ugly fabrics that I am making into scrappy blocks and funnily enough they are turning out really nicely. I guess is it all about how you use it. The disappearing 9 patch looks interesting. I just might
    have to give it a go too. Love the quilts. I think the Happy Chemo is a fantastic idea - chemo is definitely not fun at all! I need to check out if we have something like that in Australia!

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  7. Your D9P is so pretty... if the fabrics started out ugly, you can't prove it by me! Love your blue dream village - I'm a house nut!
    Linda

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  8. I love the D9P. This is always a fun quilt to work on, I think. I am relatively new to quilting, after 35 years away, so I am having a great time building my scrappy stash with fabrics my quilting friends have grown to dislike. They are great for scrappy quilts, which I really like.

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  9. Sure my taste changes all the time. but I'm quite afraid, as nowadays changes almost every week =S. No doubts I'm a fabric hoarder.
    Great "ugly*-fabric" quilt. Truly love yr quilts. xoxo

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  10. It always amazes me how ugly fabric can turn beautiful in a quilt. Just needs the right environment!

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  11. Love your D9-P Em!! Ugly turns lovely! Great donated quilts you've received there too...! Wonderful Dream ply you are doing there too! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

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  12. Am totally loving the blue houses! Am adding them to my pintrest board for fabric houses!

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