Lookie what I got!My sweet sister, Laurie, picked up this really cute license plate cover for me, and of course I just LOVE it!!! Almost as much as I love her :*)
And speaking of Laurie, her daughter Raney is leaving for her first year of college in a few weeks!
We are all so proud of her!!! And of course my niece MUST have a fun, bright, happy quilt to take to college with her, right? So I asked Laurie to send me some paint chips to be sure I picked out the right colors...
.... and this worked great! I took the samples to my favorite shop - AKA My Stash! - and had a ball picking and choosing enough different pastels to make an interesting Disappearing Nine-Patch.
This, my friends, is why I enhance my stash!!! (Well, yes, in addition to the fact that I love fabric and can't resist it LOL!!!)
There's nothing more fun than going to my own fabrics, pulling what I like, auditioning the fabrics together at my leisure, and then happily digging into a project - all in my pj's!
|Stash organization in progress.... to be continued .... LOL!!!|
Look at the sweet variety of fabrics I was able to pull together....
I love that there are a lot of bright happy DOTS in this collection! I chose the dark purple as my Zing fabric, which will be sprinkled throughout the quilt. All the pastels will dance around it and hopefully play well together. I'm looking forward to coming up with a name for this quilt - something fun and light and joyous, just like Raney!
The Disappearing Nine-Patch design is one I have wanted to try for a while now, so I'm excited to get started! It's supposed to work up pretty quickly, which is a good thing since I don't want Raney to be receiving her quilt at graduation!!! =^..^= I'll share pictures of the quilt in progress soon.
Have you started anything new or tried out a new pattern lately? Why not join the NewFO Challenge fun at Cat Patches? Barbara is the "hostess with the mostess" for this linky party and you might even win a prize!
Hugs & Blessings,