Sunday Stash #71 – Kimono
I have been hiding these stash additions away from myself for weeks now. Does anyone else play hide and seek with their fabrics? I have been very afraid if they were in plain view, I would want to start using them immediately! Which, now that I’m finally doing it, I gots to tells you, is true! Other projects? What other projects?
It’s taking every inch of will power not to start cutting them into triangles and jump on the Sassy Quilter’s Triangle Quilt Along. Excuse me while I go grab my rotary cutter–wait, hold, steady…focus! Focus? Yeah, focus on my triangle ruler!
But where did all this floral-masculine-geometric-madness come from? Well, a good friend of mine was visiting Byron Bay and somehow stumbled into a kimono shop. As you do. I’m not sure what he was actually looking for, but he left with a scrap bag full of kimono fabrics for me! I had never thought about using them as source material before, but now I think it’s kind of genius.
They look pretty wild together, all those patterned blues, whites and greys, with highlights of khaki. Throw in a few solid triangles and I think we’ve got a winner! So now you know, if you find yourself outside a kimono shop, there might just be some fabric finds inside! Inspiration is everywhere.