Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Judy's Challenge


Over on Judy's Blog she has issued a Stash Busting Challenge. I've decided to take her up on it! This fabric is something I purchased about 6 years ago, shortly after moving back to New Jersey. I got 3 yards of it when I went to the Love Apples Quilt Show. There show is coming up again in 2 weeks! I just fell in love with it and purchased another 3 yards shortly after the show, in a quilt shop. Whenever I would start a new project, I would pull this out, pair it up with my other fabrics and be disappointed...nothing quite matched. It just didn't play well with others!

Of course, this was the first fabric I thought of when I read Judy's Challenge. I pulled it off the shelf and finally had one of those light bulb moments! If it wouldn't play nicely, I could put it on the BACK of a quilt!!! Ironically, I've been searching online to find a backing fabric for my Sunflower quilt that I made over the summer. It was already washed, so this afternoon I sewed the 2 pieces together, trimmed the selvages, ironed it and now it's all ready to become the back of my quilt. This quilt is for ME so I can enjoy the backing fabric too. :o)

Now I have the month of February to get this quilt finished...and I'll have busted 6 yards of stash! I think I may have to pull another favorite to make a quilt top with as well. I love this challenge, Judy...thanks!

8 comments:

Screen Door said...

Beautiful fabric-- Good for you.. I just cut up a piece to make my Mom's table runner..It does no good sitting on the shelf.

Libby said...

Just proves if you hold on to it long enough, you WILL find the perfect home *s*

Sandra said...

wow - I'm impressed! You finished February's challenge before it's even February LOL. You'll love this quilt even more with your favourite fabric on the back of it :-)

quiltpixie said...

loved your solution to the Feb. Challenge.

Sweet P said...

You're better than me - whenever I get a headache I can hardly function.

I read about Judy's challenge, but my quilt calendar is full for February now. It is a great challenge and I'll be watching for what other quilters do. Your solution is fantastic.

Linda_J said...

Well, that is using your head! Of course, it can go on the back and you can still enjoy it.

qwltnfool said...

Carolyn, busting stash is good! Glad you found a home for the fabric and met the challenge as well. Your string blocks are calling my name....I have many made but need to get back to them, figure out which ones I'm using and which ones can be donated.

ForestJane said...

Good use for it!

It does look like it'd be difficult to match - but the 'different' colors in it are probably what drew you to it in the first place. :)