Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Moving swiftly on

Actually, it's more like moving on after another week of procrastinating about my hand quilting, but that's another story.  

Back to the beginning I go and this time rooting around in my shirt box turned up these three.
The nice plaid on the left means that as well as yellow, purple, white and that lovely petrol blue I could search out greens, blue, grey/black, pink-y red.  That seems like enough possibilities to send me off to see what there is in my stash.

I know this will be an hourglass quilt of some variety (since that's the current AHIQ theme) but more than that I can't yet guess. 

9 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like the combination of the plaid and floral with the grounding navy in between. Have fun finding compliments in your stash!

Julierose said...

Love that floral shirt...you have a nice selection of shirts to work with--I just have some pj plaids that are very lightweight...
Looking forward to seeing how this comes together...hugs, Julierose

Libby in TN said...

Flower Power!

Kim Sharman said...

LOVE the floral fabric with the plaid. Love those colours together.

patty a. said...

Love that floral print and plaid combo! You have such a great stash of shirts! I need to get working on my first hourglass quilt. It seems the remodeling of the laundry/utility room has sucked up a lot of my time.

Ann said...

I like how purple unifies all three fabrics but the plaid and floral push into different colors. That will help when they are cut. How fun to think about what you will do with them.

audrey said...

Oh yes! What a great combination. I too have been thinking about the hourglass prompt. Will have to get started on it soon if I hope to make anything happen.:)

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Back in the 70s I was a middle schooler with no sense of fashion for the times. I wore flowers and plaid together and can still remember the insults. I was just ahead of fashion trends. :)
Your beautiful combinations are great reminders that creativity and freedom are close sisters.
As I've been reading about your many returns to your stash, I am amazed at how well you coordinate fabrics. I might add one or two but then it becomes a harsh mixture of clashing colors. (Maybe there's a challenge in there.) Anyway, I'm anxious to see how you fair with the continued rooting. I know it will be stunning but that's what amazes us.

Mystic Quilter said...

I have an idea for the Hourglass quilt I'm going to make - it's a matter of getting started! Seeing you gathering the fabrics has me sketching.