How much is too much?

June 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm 4 comments

Is it wrong to have so much fabric that you can, on any given Sunday, find a dozen coordinating fabrics, cut off a couple of strips of each, then cut and sew 54 blocks for a lap quilt? Is that too much fabric or just enough? Even though I didn’t even make a dent in my stash and out popped a quilt top, I’m going with just enough. How bad would it be to get half way through only to not have what you need to complete a project. You’re with me, right?

Those of you who read this blog know that I’m not a fan of pastel baby quilts. I’m pretty much against them, in fact. This is for a new baby boy. The forest critter fabric is from Amy Schimler and it pairs nicely with some Michael Miller hedgehogs, Joel Dewberry chestnuts and a couple of Eric Carle dots and odd scraps thrown in for good measure. Super simple blocks but not bad for any given Sunday afternoon.


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  • 1. Liz  |  June 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    If having that much fabric is wrong, I don’t want to be right. 😉

    Love the fabrics! I agree, I’d rather have fun with a baby quilt than always stick to boring pastels.

  • 2. Meaghan  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    I think it’s great to have so many great fabrics on hand! Plus, I’ve noticed in my stash that I tend to be drawn towards certain color schemes so it’s easier to find things that coordinate. I’m a new follower of your blog – I’m glad I found it!

  • 3. becca  |  June 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    LOVE IT!! and as to the fabric issue…………need I say anything?

  • 4. Meredith  |  July 13, 2010 at 8:15 am

    We love the quilt and all of the coordinating fabrics as well! It looks great in our living room! Thanks, Peg! You’re the best! I just stare at it and love that I can’t find a pattern or a rhyme or reason to the squares and fabrics! And my favorite is the olive green cluster in the bottom left! So unexpected!
    Thanks again, Dear Friend! I hope we have another baby!

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