The Whatever background is finished and all ready for play. It still needs properly pressing, but all the blocks are in the right place, and I'm happy to say - without any unstitching.
Don’t all the old recycled fabrics look great together? It’s hard to imagine these being smelly old household items in a thrift shop a decade and half ago. The tanned stripy one and the purple chequered one both comes from a duvet cover that had a different print on each side. To get an even bigger variety of fabrics, I over dyed pieces of both (and quite a few more fabrics) with tan using the washing machine. 4 different fabrics from one duvet cover is a good outcome, and I have used most of them up already.
The solid tan is from a washed out, well, very washed out sheet. I discarded the reverse blocks as they were a bit on the flimsy side around the edges. I used to have the busy flowery fabric with blue flowers in pink too.
The green Asian style fabric is from a heavy weight curtain. It was impossible to press the seam allowances properly, but that’s ok. I think my favourite one would be the white chequered fabric with the tiny roses. I don’t use white a lot, but I really should, they make everything so clean and crisp.
Do you use thrifted fabrics in your quilts, and why – or why not?