Creative Inspirations…

I love the  examples of up cycled woollen jumpers that have been repurposed into warm quilts for winter. This one is fun because it utilises some colour and if I am not mistaken a liberty binding. 

And this simple cotton quilt caught my eye – I love white cotton or linen with simple pieces to create a special quilt. It looks beautiful here on this day bed.

Fabric Sort, Swap, Stash

How much fabric is too much?

In this pre-Christmas season of commercialism and consumerism I am acutely aware of how much I have and how little we need. For the past 10 years I think I have been serious about my fabric stash – I love fabric, the colour, pattern, design and texture. But unfortunately fabric loves space and can quickly fill very nook and cranny of the spare cupboard! I seriously need to cull some of my collection. Some of it is valuable, collections from amazing designers. Other pieces are retro and vintage finds which are almost right but not quiet. So what do I do? Sew and sew to use it up? Sell? Ebay? Fabric Swap?
To my knowledge the fabric swap notion does not operate in my area.

Should I make this a goal for 2012. Design and create quilts around my stash. Sell some quilts and gift others. Just thinking about this one…..What do you think?