There are moments that you wait for. The ones where everything clicks at once. Last weekend I had that moment and it was wonderful. On Saturday, I went out to my LQS to pick up a few brown solids that would go with the quilt I was making for my friend's soon to be grandson. Then I went to the library to pick up a quilting book that I had on hold.
It is called. I was perusing quilting books in the library catalogue last week and I saw this one. It looked interesting, it had an owl on the cover, and my daughter really likes owls. I brought it home, opened it up and saw the most amazing quilt.
The dog was so cute, and my friend loves dog. I was so excited that I went through my stash, and I had everything I needed to make the quilt. This is a complete stash project. I love brown and happen to have a lot of brown fabrics. The background fabric was originally a backing for another quilt. I had bought it with a quilt kit years ago, but when it came I did not like it so I set it aside. It was perfect for this quilt. I showed my husband all the fabrics, and I told him that I was a bit embarrassed that it all came from my stash. He told me that, that is what stashes are for! What a great guy! It turned out that I need 3 shades of solid browns for the quilt. I had just bought two of them and had a third at home.
I got working on the quilt right away, and had the blocks finished Sunday. Now I need to make the tail, and sew them together. It was a wonderful project to work on.
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