Stashbusting the Blues – Fons & Porter

This is the edited stash. Theres more. Trust me.

As is the case with most stashbusting projects, Im inspired to bust through some fabrics because, well, I bought more, and really need the room.

In my case, I have this lovely stack of luscious blues Ive been curating since, oh, about 2005.

I think these fabrics are ready to find a home in a quilt.

At this stage, how do you choose a project? Purchasing fabric with a materials list in hand is one thing. Using up your stash and scraps is another matter.

Here are the three options Ive considered:

Bluework

Bluework QuiltBluework is amazing, but I think it works because it works with a limited range of fabrics. I want something scrappier! Also, its challenging. After staring at this mountain of blues, I want something I can get DONE. Maybe you would feel differentlymaybe for you, after cherishing those fabrics so long, you want to have a showpiece. This quilt, Ive earmarked for some purples and greens I have curing in my stash. I have some silk dupioni pieces that would be amazing for the appliqu, and Id love to take my time with those

Happenstance

Happenstance QuiltSays a design wall is optional. (Optional? I dont believe that for a second.) I adore this quilt, and am looking forward to the remix-ed quilts on Quilt Remix in December 2017.

At first I thought this was The One, but Ive changed my mind. Limiting it to a single color with three values would make the radiating effect difficult to plot out. It would take time, andlike I saidI want something that I can power through.

This pattern wants to more scrappy color than my stash of blues can manage, with at least two different colors, with three values.

Irish Chain

Liz's Irish Chain QuiltThis quilt is 65 x 85, which is smaller than Id like, but I can easily add blocks (without too much calculating) in order to fit this quilt to my queen-sized bed. The fact that its traditional pairs well with the fabrics in my stash. With strip piecing, I can make quick progress.

Yes, I think this is the one
Just need to buy a few more prints to guarantee the scrappiness

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