Today is a stash post and not a stash post. It's a post about actually working with the pretties you've been patting every so often and holding dearest. Yep, I finally cut into my most beloved stash - seven yard and three half yard cuts of the blue, green and grey Echo prints. Such an achievement and very satisfying, too.
It has taken me well a year and a half to do so because a) I love this fabric so much and b) because I'd early on set it aside to be used for a wedding quilt. Actually, not just a wedding quilt but our very own. Therefore, the pattern had to be perfect and I needed time to execute it. Quite the stumbling block. Alas, my wedding came and neither had the pattern turned up nor would I have had time for it. So I decided to make it an anniversary quilt instead and continue to look for the right pattern.
Well, with our first anniversary approaching fast in August, it was about time to realise that "the perfect pattern" doesn't exist and that a return to basics might be in order. Not least because the husband isn't into very busy or "weird" patterns... and anything can qualify as that. I joked the other day that he'd be happiest with a boring solid black something... So it's rectangles of different lengths.
It took all afternoon to achieve this bundle and some well-sorted scraps but I'm happy to have made the first step on the way to completion of a long-term project.
Yep, I threw out some of the fabrics I'd planned to use for the quilt but have kept the half yard of Secret Garden. Love is key, right?