Stash Busting and String Quilting

I have been feeling the urge to Spring clean lately…how about you ? I know this is the sort of thing one expects at this time of year but I am a great saver of things, hoarder! …we don’t use that word in our home. All my “saves” have wonderful plans, right! So I knew I was having a moment when I found myself checking out my fabric stash, I was just looking for the ” just right fabric” you know the one your sure you have somewhere if only you could find it !

Then my daughter and some of her friends came over for a night of …just chillin’. They started to look at the fabric stash as well and started to put different colour combinations together. I said please go ahead and have fun, well they had loads of fun and started to make piles of their favourite colour mixes. I was thrilled with all the choices they had made for me, sometimes I find a new set of eyes can produce wonderful and exciting results. They all enjoyed themselves and left with their personal choices listed on paper with small snippets of each fabric choice taped in order of preference.

Consequently I have been busy making many variations of my small string quilted purses. Each one a designer original.

As you can tell by the pictures they really are unique and fun. When I made each of these purses I cut small strips of cotton fabrics in varying widths and stitched them at an angle onto a base fabric. After this I made up the purse shape as I do with my other designs. How do you like the colour combinations? please leave us a comment we would love to hear from you. Maybe you have been stash busting too!

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About woolbrain

I love the area where we live. We have the ocean and the rainforest. I enjoy creating with yarns, fabrics, buttons and beads. I also like to keep learning new skills and share with others.

Posted on 04/05/2011, in Design Your Own Purse, General, Make Your Own Style Purse, projects, sewing, Tutorials and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The bags are so pretty! I can’t wait to learn to quilt this summer.

    While I have a pretty decent yarn stash, I’ve so far resisted the urge to stash fabric 🙂

    • Thanks for your kind comments, I hope you have a fabulous time learning to quilt this summer…I am sure you will have a fabric stash before long !

  2. Great post thanks for sharing. You have a great layout here. Quilting is something I really enjoy doing. It passes the time and is very relaxing.

    • So glad you enjoyed my post, I have yet to be a great quilter BUT I do admire them when I see all the amazing workmanship. I love to make small easy projects and yes quilting or hand sewing is a lovely way to relax and also have the added benefit of a finished project or gift and the end of all the work 🙂

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