Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a lesson for "savers"

I have a bad habit of buying something that I love and then "saving" it. For instance, one time I bought this lotion that I loved the scent of so much that I hoarded it and only used it very sparingly and infrequently. Years later I found it buried in the cabinet under the bathroom sink and it had sat there for so long that it wasn't any good anymore. Moral of the story, use things you love.

You see, I've had that stack of Amy Butler fabrics for over a year now (see previous post) and I decided that I must use them now or they may never get used.
So, after a trip to the quilt store for inspiration and an afternoon sketching on graph paper, I came up with this: I only had 15 fat quarters to work with so I had to come up with my own pattern so as not to waste any of it.

I am SOOOO pleased with how this came out. Now I just have to quilt it.

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