Monday, November 14, 2011

For the birds

One of my quilting friends told me once, "You always find the BEST fabrics."

I disagreed. I don't think my fabrics are better than anybody else's. In fact, some of my most "inspired" fabric choices were from fabrics that were given to me. (The border of the quilt for DQS8; the lazy dog in The Quick Brown Fox; the spiderwebs on the W in Nine x Nine; the orange roof of the house in Magic Happens.)

I would certainly never have bought this fabric with the pink birds on the green background. I kept it because I thought it might have potential.
It did.

With a little careful trimming, it's perfect as the "ground" in my Spring panel for the Four Seasons Quilt-Along.

I know I keep harping on you to look at your fabrics to see what they can BE.  This is what I mean.

What?  Oh, you can't see the whole thing? Well, oh, of course not...


Quiltdivajulie said...

Keep on harping ... eventually we'll "get it" :-)

Terri said...

Sometimes the ugly fabric is just the thing for a particular quilt.

The Selvage Fairy said...

Millie was saving that piece of fabric to hang in the window when bird TV flies south for the winter.