As I have mentioned many times previously I am trying to sew as much stash as possible this year. My favourite fabric range in my stash is Wee Wander by Sarah Jane. I love everything about it - the patterns, the images, the colours, the quality of the cotton. I have had it in stash since February 2014 and my love for it over that year has never diminished. I have used the odd small square in other projects, but I have not made much of a dent into the half yard I have of each print.
If I am serious about getting down my stash I have to stop hoarding fabrics, even my favourite ones. I had justified holding on to it because I had not found the right project for it. That's all changed now, though, as I am turning the mini quilt "Drawn Together" from Little Quilts into a larger quilt.
I'm having a lot of fun! I've made three of the pink blocks so far and am about to start on the blues. I love foundation paper piecing and this pattern creates such lovely shapes. To make my fabric go as far as possible I am using lots of white fabric, which I think makes the shapes and colours really striking in any case. I think these favourite fabrics are going to turn into one of my favourite quilts.
The next thing I have to show you contradicts the Sew My Stash mission because these are fabrics which have arrived this dinnertime. How do I justify these amazing Kona Solids in such beautiful colours? They already have a destiny and will be made into a quilt soon for Village Haberdashery's blog The Daily Stitch. They are not going to be stash fabrics because I will be cutting into them this weekend.
This quilt will be my first pure solids quilt but I have already enjoyed playing with these fabrics and the pattern idea, so I doubt it will be the last. When the fabrics arrived I spent a while organising them into their colour groups, which made me feel like a child again as I used to organise my Crayola wax crayons (happy memories!) I won't be showing what I make from these fabrics until the tutorial is written and on The Daily Stitch. Hopefully it won't be long.