Sunday, October 30, 2016

Some stash.......

As I was cleaning off tables in the basement I decided to leave this pile on a table that no one needs to use.  It is a stack that I will cut for my own colorwash squares stash.  They are all multicolor pieces so I rarely cut them for kits.  When I'm doing kits I have to choose a variety of values in each color range and this group changes color too often.
This one can be used in pink, purple and blue areas of a colorwash.







This one will work in red, orange and gold areas.








Green, blue and pink will be isolated in 2.5" cuts.








Gold, beige and blue are the predominant colors of this one.  I will have a stack of squares from each of these fabrics so I can go through the stack to find the piece that will work best.


I had a good time with my cousin and his wife yesterday.  He is the cousin that was on the tricycle in the nostalgia photo I showed about a week ago.  They went home with 2 quilts for themselves and one for their daughter.  It is a wedding present for their daughter a few years late.  Our plan was that they would pick it up and take it to her the next time they traveled to see her.

12 comments:

Debbie said...

A couple of those fabrics are ones I have to use! I figured I could get one or two squares featuring different colors:) You are giving great tips. Thanks

Paula Louceiro said...

Beautiful fabrics and nice tips.
Have an excelent Sunday.

cathy said...

Thanks for sharing this strategy for cutting squares from fabrics that would have seemed challenging and probably deemed unusable. Now their usefulness is clear. I will be looking at my stash differently now.

Lynda Dow said...

Once again thank you for sharing some of your expertise. I am so left handed and pictures really help me understand how to use these fabrics.
I am having so much fun with my kit but it is going to take me a long time to finish. I love seeing color families on my design wall.
Thanks again
Lynda

Melinda Hirsch said...

Love your comparison pictures as you compose the colorwash. It's close enough to being a class for me. And thank you for sharing your day to day journey through life--just delightful.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you had such a nice visit and it was a thrill for them to go home with quilts.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Aha! That is how I can sort those multicolor pieces I have and am never sure what color they belong to. Thanks!

Mary said...

Oh, there are some beautiful fabrics in that stack!

GranChris said...

Such beautiful fabric. I want to visit your stash and just see them.

Asha said...

Yummy, beautiful fabrics and colors!! :)

patty a. said...

I love those multi colored batiks, but as you say they don't work so well for color washing. They sure are pretty though!

Mary Van Kleeck said...

I love your color wash quilts, what size do you cut your squares!!!