Stash Report

The mail man came and so did an awesome box of fabric and goodies.

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MJ in Michigan was thinking of me as she was cutting up fabric for a quilt.  I had said I have a new love of neutral (or light colored) fabric.   I really do.  Often the lights are the unsung heroes in a scrappy quilt.  I have been stepping back and appreciating neutrals in a whole new light.  MJ seems to think they are dated fabrics but I love them….they don’t seem dated at all to me.

I believe it was Bonnie Hunter who said-fabric doesn’t have an expiration date.  It’s a statement I have truly learned to adhere to.  My Garden Party quilt even has some of those old 80’s country blue prints…and mixed in, no one would notice.

MJ also threw two rotating rotary cutting mats.  I squealed over those.  I had just been telling Kelli that I wanted a small cutting mat downstairs in the laundry room for when I am trimming blocks.  This will be perfect.   I took the green one and my daughter Kayla who was home for a visit squealed over the tan one.  Kelli already has one….

I LOVE the mats and LOVE the fabric.  I’ve already been using the mat.  I have to say I sure am happy to have a mat…and the fabric, I can’t wait to start cutting in and making a project.

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2 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Catholic Bibliophagist

    I’m with you on the neutrals; a scrappy quilter can’t have too many of them. I was at a fat quarter sale about a week ago and neutrals was all I bought.

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  2. Mary Jo

    I’m so glad the box arrived and you like the contents. I knew you would be able to use the mats. I LOVE neutrals but the ones I was cutting are from my deep stash, 1980s and 90s. When I look at them I remember all of the old projects I used them in which makes them seem dated to me. They will be cut up into my stash users system and will blend right in with my newer fabrics if I don’t use too much of them in any single project. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

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