While tidying, I found these gorgeous elephant prints from Karavan by Valori Wells. This was my first fat quarter bundle. I bought it on Etsy and it was one of those collections that grabbed me straight away. It was this elephant, printed in 3 colours, that did it. Very like my Noteworthy obsession, I just had to buy it! I used the FQB to make this quilt (My First Modern Quilt pattern by Whipstitch) which was my very first pieced quilt. (Quilt #2!)
|Modern Chevron, Double Pinwheel, Log cabin|
Pinwheel, Dresden plate, Rail Fence
Double 9 patch, Ohio Star and Card Trick
I hadn't the heart to chop up the 3 leftover elephant prints and had put the fabric aside draped over some small cushions (in addition to Noteworthy I do have a cushion obsession too!) and there it sat for over 2 years!
The last time my friend Mary came to visit, she told me to just get on with them and so I did. I kept it real simple and used them to cover some puffy lumbar cushions I did't like much. Mary is right sometimes you just have to finish up some things to make way for the new. I'm an awful magpie and get attracted by shiny things. I flit from new idea to idea but sometimes the best way to tidy up fabric is to use it!
So elephant prints are de-cluttered from the kitchen and I don't have to feel guilty looking at them unused anymore! My sewing space is looking spiffy and bright. Table is clear of clutter and ready for a project!
It feels good to have a clean slate and I can make whatever I feel like working on! What to take off the to do list next?