|The perfect stash item I'd forgotten I had|
See, I am harboring a good amount of fabric purchased back when the boys were much younger - and when material production for quilters was still rather dreary and calico-y -- not the vibrant lot you can find today (along with the more traditional calicoes and such).
At the time, those material purchases I made were good, current, and a deal...so it all made sense. Unfortunately, I never kept up with the influx of my purchases, and tended to buy more as/when I found it, and moved the older (more banal) fabrics to the back of the stacks.
Then manufacturers began to use designers who were artists and quilters themselves, and the shift to more fun and colorful designs became commonplace! I thank Alexander Henry for that! Hawaiian quilting helped to increase the use and manufacturing of batiks in everyday quilting circles, and things just improved overall! Huzzah!
Today, quilters have so many design houses and textile manufacturers to choose from, making the selection of fabrics for our beloved quilts - whether miniatures or king-sized - an absolute delight. Unlimited. Unimaginably rich!
Can I get a 'wahoo' from the choir?
I know, I can hear you gasping along with me.
I wish I had opened this beauty sooner, and done the pre-wash just after bringing it home, instead of giddily folding it and placing it into the stash for future use.
"What are you going to use that for?" asks your quilting enabler friend.