Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ruby Banners

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!

Good grief.

I am definitely onto something here ;)

TTFN xxx

12 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh I need this pattern! :) as you know I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics as much as you and have recently come to the same conclusion. Lets face it, they look pretty made into a quilt, well anything really instead of a Jelly Roll! I am loving this one. If you ever get tired of it (I know you wont but if you do) I can send you my address :o)

Nicky said...

WOW, this is gorgeous. I am way behind you because I still can't bring myself to cut into all those 'favourite' fabrics. And what is scarier than that is that I have a drawer full of Debbie Mumm fabrics in more colours than just brown...LOL .... and a collection of her quilting books!

laurajane said...

Gorgeous,love the pattern.Cant wait to see this finished and quilted.
Laura x

Hope said...

Oh, it is beautiful! Definitely the perfect pattern and much better having the jelly roll unwound, cut up and sewn so that all the fabric can be seen and enjoyed. Beautiful job.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

What a gorgeous quilt, I love Ruby!! I have come to the same conclusion as you, use it and enjoy the process and then enjoy the finished product, love it!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

OMG this is my favourite of all your beautiful quilts. Can't wait to see the finished product:)

Tracey said...

OMG Susan this looks amazing. Great now its something else I need to add to my to do list LOL.
love me :-)

Anthea said...

Ah Suzi I am a fabric hoarder too, I know your feelings well! You have done a magnificent job on the quilt top my friend, & yes the colours are sing-worthy. Beautiful!

Blueberry Heart said...

unbelievably gorgeous!!! I really love the pattern and the combination of fabrics. You've good reason to be proud of it!
BH x

Khris78 said...

Looks lovely :) ruby is my favourite too ...

Bev C said...

Hello,

Oh this quilts just reminds me of Spring and flying a kite. Just beautiful.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

K-Sue said...

I definitely hang onto fabric, fearful of cutting it. This quilt is SO CUTE!