Quote for the Day:
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." ~
Last summer when we were in Tennessee when our grandson was born, I bought a tub full of quilting fabric from someone on their local Craigslist....a whole large tote of fabric for $40!!! I emptied the tote and put everything away...well...everything except a stack of 5" X 6" squares that were tied together. This particular stack was a mix of fabrics...seersucker, cotton, home dec and other fabrics...and I wasn't quite sure where to put them. I could have just thrown them away, but that were such pretty colors and looked like they coordinated with each other so well...they just made me smile...so I just put them aside for the time being. (The rest of the tote contained cotton quilting fabric with only a small handful of non-quilting fabrics, so it was VERY worth the money!)
About a month ago when I was cleaning off the shelving units in my sewing room and moving some things around, I came upon them again, but still didn't quite know what to do with them. I put them on my cutting table and decided that if I didn't figure out something soon, then I would pass them along to a friend that I donate fabric to now and then.
About a week or so after that I was feeling "blah" from all the snow and cold weather and wanted to work with some pretty colors to perk up my mood. Enter that strange little pile of pretty fabrics...
They were an odd shape and not very many of them, so I decided to use them all and make a table runner to brighten my mood! The only fabric I added to them was the blue gingham check that I used in the border and the backing fabric...both from my stash! (The blue gingham used in the blocks was one that came in the stack of fabrics!)
Nothing says "Spring" like florals and gingham!!! :)
Now can you see why I just couldn't get rid of these pieces of fabric? Don't they just call your name and say "Look at me...don't I make you smile"???