I was going to just throw in the towel on Judy's Stash Project. I tore up my stash room looking for lights and darks and nothing - I mean, nothing - was going together.
So I did what I do best and went whining to Judy. I told her I tried to pull the fabrics, and what I had pulled was horrible. So I was giving it up. I don't normally pass along emails from friends, but hers were good ones!
She replied, "NO! Something's not quite right . . this is NOT hard. Would you please do something for me? Just grab a few and use them. It can be a charity quilt if you hate it. You may hate it but I promise you . . you will do something in this process that will make using the stash easier. Lights and darks -- that's it. Pick them before Saturday!"
So, okay, I said I'd try again Friday night, but nothing was working because of all the blasted florals in my stash; I didn't have many tone on tones.
Now she got REALLY tough with me!! She was NOT letting me off the hook!! LOL
"Mine are tone on tones because that's almost all I have. You can use florals, you can use checks . . just don't use only one floral. If you're going to use florals, throw in a bunch. Lay them out on the floor . . walk away and look. Do they look dark or light . . that's all you need to worry about -- dark or light!
"You can do it. You may not like it but it's time to . . you know what . . or get off the pot! Either use the stash or stop adding to it. You have to decide . . did I buy this fabric to collect or did I buy it to use on a rainy day. USE THE STASH!!!"
ROFLOL. Judy is one determined woman!! She's is not giving me a pass on this one!! When Judy was here in Jan. 2008 she saw the stash and she knows what's there. She totally turned a deaf ear to my whining!
Judy, I love you, kiddo! But you drive a hard bargain!
Before I went to bed last night, I pulled dark florals and lights. After reading back through her post about it, I needed more of both so I pulled more this morning. As I was flipping off the light in the stash room a few minutes ago, inspiration struck! I'm heading back up there now to pull another set of these lights and darks! I think I'll like the second set better, but they would both work for this project!
So, Judy, you win this round!!! I guess I'll be cutting fabrics when I get back from my haircut this morning! Sheesh ....
UPDATE: Stash pull - Plan B!!!! Still need to tweek it some, but I'm going with these!