Sunday, June 26, 2016

AN AUSPICIOUS BEGINNING

About 15 years ago, I bought these twelve different brown and white fabrics at some quilting event -- possibly at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  As I recall they weren't that expensive, but I guess I've been saving them for THAT perfect quilt project.

I learned years ago that there is not a perfect quilt, so I decided today not to wait any longer.  I figure an imperfect quilt is better than no quilt at all!

 I discovered the pieces were mostly stamped on the back with interesting information about being designed in England for the Da Gama Textile Co. in South Africa.
After all of those years in a box, the process has begun.  I washed and pressed the fabric; began thinking about a possible simple design; and searched for a companionable fabric to help showcase these unusual fabric designs.  And, I decided to make a table runner.
I'm ready to go.
Sometimes, a start is as momentous as a finish.

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

9 comments:

Janice Holton said...

I like the rich earthy feel of those browns. Looking forward to seeing what you're gonna make!

stitch quilt knit said...

Love those colours!! gorgeous fabrics :)

knitnkwilt said...

Good reminder,to not wait forever! Looking forward to see what those lovely fabrics become!Claire

Nancy said...

Your fabrics are beautiful -- luscious browns. They have such a timeless quality about them. I would have trouble cutting them into small pieces because I would want each one to have a chance at the spotlight. The printing on the back is interesting, too. I agree about the start. We always celebrate a finish but a start gets little notice. I can't wait to see what you do with these fabric!
--Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

Puppilalla said...

I agree with Nancy. A start does get little notice usually, so good luck with your project. The fabrics are fascinating.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

The stamping on the back of the fabric is so interesting to me. I can't wait to see what you make. You're right - waiting for that 'perfect' project hardly happens. We just have to jump in and make it work! Thanks for sharing on Main Crush Monday!

Jennifer said...

Oh, such beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to see them used in what you make.

Jen said...

Sometimes is it hard to get certain fabrics off your shelf. I certainly have my share of them. I can't wait to see what you come up with for these wonderful pieces.

Louise said...

That blue is an excellent foil for your carefully curated fabrics. Curated sounds better than hoarded, doesn't it? :)