Oh, I tried to resist, yes, ma'am, I did. To no avail. I've been sucked in once again by Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Winter Mystery quilt along, Allietare, with an Italian theme. Oh, I tried not to be. Really, I did.
I went through my stash several times over the last few weeks and couldn't find enough of the suggested colors, so I was off the hook. YIPPEE!! Then I went through my stash again with the idea in mind that I'd use other colors, and none of it said YES, so once again I was able to say NO to participating!!
Then I saw the first clue released with an exorbitant amount of tiny HSTs and said NO WAY, that's way too many HSTs. My resistance increased! Then I saw a post about using the Accuquilt Go! to cut the HSTs, and that, my friend, was the beginning of the end of my resistance! I bought the necessary die on Accuquilt's Cyber Monday Week sale, and then began deliberating fabrics again.
Today I was looking at a quilt on my wall made from Bee My Honey fabrics and realized they were the suggested colors in the QAL, so off I went in search of those fabric scraps. I'm very weird about my scraps, and I keep fabric collections together instead of sorting by color which is ridiculous, I know, but in this case made finding the fabrics simple. And whether it's good news or bad news remains to be seen, but I managed to find enough of the scraps, and by tossing in my favorite go-to dots and various shades of solids, voila, I've enough of the suggested colors to quilt along! 100% stash, and I've even a matching print for the backing. I've switched out the black for navy since Bee My Honey has navy rather than black, and I've a lot more of navy than black in my stash.
And that's my Allietare story!
Linking to: Allietare Link-Up
Now for the Giveaway!!
It's a Large Flat-Rate Priority Mail box stuffed full of fabric scraps, prewashed and ready for your next scrappy projects. The fabrics are nice sized, usable pieces, not tiny scraps leftover from quilting. It's well over 30 yards of fabric.
The winner will need to pay the shipping costs for the box which will be $18.
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Giveaway ends Saturday, December 5th at midnight.
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