It was agreed over a twitter conversation that one quilter's crap is another quilter's treasure, so some quilting friends and I gathered together for our sewing night with bags full of fabric, notions, vintage finds, abandoned projects, and even completed handmade items and quilts. Sewing with friends is always fun, but this destash and share was a blast! Where else could you score a quilt made by Elizabeth Hartman, while also having the opportunity to model what I will describe as a Little House on the Prairie Dress (looking good, Heather!) or take home a cut of Sponge Bob Square Pants fabric. As usual with this crazy group of sewers, I laughed until my sides hurt, and I had to wipe away the tears!
I think everyone found anywhere from a few treasures to a large bag or box full. And we were all happy to see fabric and other materials on their way to being used and appreciated. I had my eye out for certain colors and textures for bee blocks (especially grays and oranges), as well as perennial favorites like Amy Butler. What do you think of my finds?
My bag, overflowing with fabric.
I couldn't resist more Party Dress by Mo Bedell.
Some miscellaneous stash enhancement:
I adopted a little unfinished hexie project from Heather. It's not like I don't have plenty of unfinished projects of my own, but I just may surprise myself and finish this.
I didn't bring very much fabric, and was actually pretty sneaky about slipping it in with other people's fabric (mainly Monica's). I thought mine was just too (s)craptastic! Next time I'll bring a couple of bags!
The best part of the evening was getting a beautiful quilt from Elizabeth. I just love it! Molly even promised not to "steal" it from me, but the cats are still making a case for it. They think all fabric and quilts belong to them!
Thank you so much, Elizabeth, and rest assured, this quilt will be used and well-loved!