One of the big challenges for me as a fabric lover is to actually use my favourite fabrics :)
In the past, I have been guilty of hoarding fabric...ohhhh yes....of not wanting to snip into my favourite pieces...of not feeling that I could do the fabric justice...of wanting to keep it forever and ever. The thing is, though, that like everything else, fabric does date. I have a whole drawer of brown Debbie Mumm fabrics that are proof of this fact :)
Over the years I have come to this conclusion...fabric needs to be used! So one day a while ago, I broke out my rotary cutter, grabbed a pattern that I love, took a deep deep breath, and started cutting into my beloved Ruby fabric....
...and each day that I stitched a little of my Ruby fabric, my heart was happy ;) The colours are beyond divine. The prints are gorgeous. Sewn together, they are breathtaking.
And banners! Banners make me so so happy! Who knew you could gain such joy from actually using your favourite fabric? Many, many progress shots on Instagram followed :)
Today I sewed the border fabrics on....and my joy soared to a whole new level! I'm even excited about quilting it...and yes! I am planning to quilt it myself!
I am definitely onto something here ;)