I didn't feel in the mood for much yesterday afternoon, so instead of actually doing something constructive, I perused the stash, to find a suitable backing for the applique quilt I am going to quilt next. This dandelion and bee print picked up nicely on the different neutrals and will work well with a light thread in the bobbin. All my new threads got unwrapped and joined in the audition. Looks like I did a good job with the thread selection!
With my head poked into the magic fabric cupboard, I finally started pulling fabrics for a scrap busting quilt that Charlotte has been making. I'm sure she won't mind me stealing one of her photos.
It's a Scrapitude block... and you can read more about it here.
I knew that there were fabrics in my cupboard that while I don't hate them, they just haven't fitted into my aesthetic style over the last few years. These piles have just sat there looking sad.
The neutral pile...
The green and blue pile...
And as I started to look at these fabrics... I pulled out some feature fabrics that I thought might help to pull the whole look together. Quite liked this one...
So I pulled the reds that I have... not many.
And added in some browns.
Now I have an enormous pile of fabric on my floor. Too much to actually take a proper photo of it. But what do you think. Would you just stick to the blue/green/neutral bundles... or would you add in the red/brown/bird print too?