This week I stitched and stitched and stitched until 108 small blocks became this colourful Sparkling Gemstones quilt -
Kaffe Fassett quilts are very often not really my thing, but this one captivated me the first time I saw it in the book, and although I have had misgivings along the way (like, what possessed me to but these fabrics?) I'm glad I've finally stitched them up.
It's colourful and full on but I think the cream picture frame borders help to "control" it for me. I used a very old inhabitant of my stash for those picture frame borders and it's not a flat solid, more of a shadowed effect (not quite as heavy as marbled). Again, I probably wouldn't buy this fabric today, but it works really well in this quilt and isn't quite as stark as a plain solid.
Good to be stash raiding! What's hiding in your stash that has waited long enough to be put to use?