It all started out in the garage, where I store labeled bins of my fabric stash. I have a couple of metal shelving racks that hold the bins very nicely, with some spaces in-between. My problem is, my husband sees those little empty places on the shelves as an invitation to plop some completely non fabric item in them. My shelves were looking so messy and so -- random-- with all his junk interspersed with my bins.
So, in a little pique of annoyance, I started re-organizing things, and removing all his stuff from MY shelves. Way up on the top shelf was an unlabeled bin with hardly anything in it. Harrumph, thought I, what a waste of a bin. I got it down off the shelf, opened it up, and discovered 72 completed quilt blocks I thought had gotten lost in one of our moves. Well, it turns out, they had gotten lost but now were found.
These blocks are all from the Ashcombe pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. Five years ago I went on a retreat/class with two friends and this quilt was the class project. I had been collecting Civil War Reproduction fabrics in shades of lavender and purple and decided to use them in this project.
Usually I am pretty pleased with my fabric choices for my projects, but this is one time I believe I failed. Individually these fabrics are so pretty, but when combined in this rather busy block design, they look murky. Somewhat disappointed with the look of the colors, I put the blocks up and forgot about them until this little discovery. Love them or not, the blocks were all done, so I figured I should sew them together. I got my rows all sewn on Saturday and this week will connect the rows and finish the top.
No plans as to how to use it, but it's always good to have a spare quilt top around for a gift, right?