Friday, October 9, 2009

Nothing accomplished

It was a gloomy cold rainy day yesterday. I just couldn't seem to get started on anything so I transferred some more fabric out of the old Rubbermaid boxes that I have a hard time opening into some easier to open boxes. I rediscovered the box with the fabrics that I have grouped for some unnamed projects in the future. This is my favorite group. I also found this one but it doesn't excite me as much now as it did when I grouped it. The fabric on the bottom right is folded so you can see all of the colors in just one piece of fabric. I think there were 8 fabrics in the series.
Here is a boxful of more groups. Blue and yellow quilts were all the rage 10 years ago. Do I still want to make that one? The group at the bottom was chosen for a child's twin size trip around the world with the stripe being the border. The ones that look like black between the yellows and oranges are really dark green. I didn't have good lighting for this picture.
It is so much fun playing with the stash. Cheap therapy under daylight bulbs in my basement.
Today I take my dad to the nose specialist to see if he needs it cauterized again. I guess they can't do it too often or it will actually make a hole through to the other side. He needs a haircut too because we have a family reunion to go to Saturday. Dad and one cousin are all that are left from their generation.

16 comments:

Pat said...

Sometimes these "I don't know what to do with" fabrics are good for mystery quilts. I have a friend who publishes free mysteries on her web site if you interested. I've done a bunch, and they are a wonderful exercise in using color value. Kimberly's are very easy, so you are not investing tons of time. If my fabrics don't hit a home run when the quilt's done, but I really like the pattern, I can always go back and do it with carefully selected fabrics.

www.kimberlyeinmo.com

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

It is such a treat to look at the colors in your posts every day. Thank you for sharing this feast for the senses! Now I want to make a Quilt that sizzles!

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

My goodness Wanda. I don't think I can possibly imagine how much fabric is in this magical basement of yours. Definitely, Google doesn't show anything for "Proliferating Fabric". I love to have my morning tea and check out what you have come up with and you didn't disappoint me today. Enjoy your family gathering.
Penny

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I love the first grouping, especially the last fabric with the leaves outlined in white. Looks like a great autumn quilt!

diane said...

I like that first group, too, and I love that one with the leaves outlined in white. Makes me think of frost. If you have any outside plants you want to save, better bring them in tonight, Wanda. We're under a frost warning after midnight in Illinois.

Can't wait to see what you do with the first group.

The Calico Cat said...

I love that gradiation print - & I even owned it once upon a time ago!

I love this kind of therapy.

Have fun at the reunion!

Anonymous said...

MINING for fabric......does that make you a fabricoligist? What fun you are having in the mine!! Great fabrics too. Gail Norback

Cathi said...

What a wonderful time you must have in your basement!! All those glorious fabrics!!

Tracy said...

I, too, can really go for that first grouping of fabrics. The individual fabrics are wonderful, and with the addition of the focal print the group's really become something special!

SewCalGal said...

I love to learn about color through how you group your fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lynn E said...

I wish all therapy was as cheap as looking through stash. Oh and if you don't want to do the blue and yellow quilt I will gladly take donations for mine that I am just starting. Enjoy the family time this weekend!

imquilternity said...

I love the first group too. Really interesting fabrics in it, especially the leaf! Can't see what you choose to make with it.

Jean said...

I see a fall quilt popping out of the top 2 groupings...glad you had fun reorganizing your fabrics. Sometimes we have to take a day off.
Hope everything goes ok with your dad.

Meggie said...

Such yummy fabrics.
Good luck with your Dad.

hetty said...

Fabric play therapy. I like that. Can I use that excuse the next time I need a fix? Love your colours! Hope everything went okay with your Dad.

Anonymous said...

You are a collector of pristine fabrics. I am envious of your stashes that you show us. All just make me smile.

J~MT