Sunday stash – off the beaten path

I finally got back to the sewing machine last night. I just have to sew some buttons on projects tomorrow while I’m having some after dinner conversation with friends, and those projects will be done.

Thursday night I was at the fabric store for over two hours with my first quilting student. One of my former English students is in a Bible study at church with me, and she said that she’d love to learn to quilt. I sent her to my Pinterest boards to hunt down a pattern that she might want to make, and she decided that she wants to do the Jungle Path quilt over at Moda Bake Shop. We’re going to make it a larger 36 blocks (yeah, we’re ambitious) but slightly less scrappy with some of the fabrics repeating.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI hope she doesn’t mind me sharing a sneak peak; here is the fabric that we’re going to use. There are several fabrics in the pile that I love; as a matter of fact, I just picked up the two teal fabrics today when I was back at the fabric store. But, what I’m also having fun with is the trip outside of my comfort zone. My student fell in love with the fabric on the top of the pile, and once we figured out that we’ll form many of the centers of the squares with it, she started pulling fabrics to coordinate. I don’t typically use this many deeply saturated colors in one project, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the quilt turns out. It’s fun to see something take shape that I wouldn’t have come up with myself. And, I’m 100% glad that she’s going with the dark Kona on the bottom of the pile for her sashing instead of white. I think that’s going to be a gorgeous choice.

The next stack of fabric was equally outside of my color choices. I used to be drawn to traditional fabrics, but I don’t use them often anymore. Three of the fabrics in the stack below are actually from a quilt kit that I bought back in high school and had forgotten about. I have no interest anymore in making the quilt pattern that came with the kit, so I’m glad that I can find another use for the fabrics. These fabrics are for a Christmas present, so they need to get washed this afternoon, and I need to get to work on that project ASAP to prevent a last minute crunch.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAHm…I don’t know if the first blue in the stack is just a bit too bright. It might wind up getting edited out of the pile. Thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Sunday stash – off the beaten path

  1. I think that quilt student should have a pretty amazing quilt out of the class! The colours/fabrics are gorgeous! I love that top print, though it’s something I probably wouldn’t pick out myself, because I’d never be able to decide how to use it 😀

    That one blue is a bit brighter than the rest, but it might help keep the quilt from looking a bit flat, since the other fabrics are more muted. I don’t know if it’s possible, but maybe you could make up a sample block and see how it plays with the others when it’s cut up?

  2. I’m in love with that top stack! It’s so fun and bright! (My favorite kind of fabric stack.) And sashing it with dark instead of white? Yum! 🙂

  3. Definitely white sashing would get lost in that fabric yumminess! Although a deep pink might have been nice too.

    As to your blue fabric, if you look at the photo in black and white does it stick out? I’ll bet not, so I think it will work.

  4. Oh, I can’t wait to see that quilt come together! I love that dark kona and I think it will be so perfect as the sashing.

    It’s hard to know just from that photo, about the second blue, whether it gives life or just clashes! I think it sort of livens up the stack. I’m sure that even though they’re very traditional, they’ll make up just beautifully! :^)

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