Saturday, February 28, 2009

Judy's Stash Project

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!

27 comments:

Julia said...

Oh m goodness girl, these are gorgeous! This is going to be stunning! I knew you could do it!

Vicki W said...

Good for you - it's going to look great!

Silverthimble said...

Your fabrics are wonderful! You have nothing to worry about. I loved your post--I had done the same thing--thrown in the towel because I felt I didn't have the right fabrics in my stash. I am going to go back and have another look now! Thanks.

Suzy said...

Wow! Those looks so beautiful together! I can't wait to see it all done! Tell Judy to hurry, hurry! LOL! :o)

P.S. Something tells me this one won't be a charity quilt. Or if it is, can I be the recipient? Hehehehehe.

Di said...

Julia (above) is correct! Those are beautiful! Your quilt will be stunning. And, Judy was right to nag you, LOL!

Rebecca said...

Wow, am I glad Judy "cracked the whip" on you! Those are just gorgeous! I can hardly wait for your "dip and clip" to see what you'll use.

Stretch...it's as good for the quilting mind as for the body. Judy's giving you a new way to look at things! :D

pdudgeon said...

these are great picks!!!!

(don't say you can't do this, cause this pic proves that you can)

Anne said...

Wow, I love what you pulled. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Good job!

Infinity Quilter said...

Way to go! Lovely fabrics....it's going to be gorgeous!

Carol said...

I think that's a perfect stack...it's going to be awesome...you've got lots of variation in your prints...I can't wait to see what it turns into.

Perry said...

These look good to me!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love the fabrics that you pulled! Beautiful :o)

Karen said...

I truly enjoyed catching up today on reading your blog entries I have missed. It was interesting reading about your stash problems and how you were encouraged to keep trying. I must say that your two stacks you have selected look very good. It will be interesting to see what your quilt looks like using these.
Also, I love the "James River Blues" quilt that you are working on.

Lori in South Dakota said...

those fabrics look perfect! You WILL enjoy it. (well, except the gadzillion triangles!) I know I will enjoy the finished quilt!

Judy Laquidara said...

Those fabrics look fantastic! You were worried about whether they would work?

Vicky said...

Triangles? Yikes!!!!!!!

Becky said...

Awesome! You do know how to pull fabrics from your stash. It will be exciting seeing this quilt take shape.

Gretchen said...

Good for you! The quilt is going to be wonderful--you have wonderful, beautiful fabric--how could it not be great??????

lilsis said...

One word...


DIBBIES!!!!!!!

xoxoxox~~~

Vickie said...

goodness gracious me ,what a wonderful selection of lights and darks that will look fab all together-well done for perservering,
cheers Vickie

katie z said...

Lovely! Great choices.

Jean said...

These are great!

Bon said...

Way to go, Vicky. Looks like you stepped out of your box. Can't wait to see your finished product. If you don't like it, I'm calling DIBBIES!

Kathy Wagner said...

Yum yum! THese are gorgeous! I would love to have a stash selection like that!
I'm hoping to pick my fabrics today!

Cathy said...

Wow, you have a fabulous stash if the fabrics you pulled are anything to go by. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this project.

dorothy said...

LOVE what you pulled! I am now inspired to dig in again in my stash!

Dorothy S
Sterling, CO

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