Sunday Stash #4
Ok, so I’ve been wanting to share some pictures of these goodies ever since they arrived, but the last few weekends have either been too busy or too cloudy, and they really deserve some lovely, natural lighting, don’t you think?!
I’ve been stalking these fabric on the V&A website for months, since they were released in conjunction with the exhibition Quilts 1700 – 2010 last spring at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. I would put them all in a cart, and then talk myself out of it before I could click “buy.”
Then about a month ago I received an email notice of a sale in the online shop and I knew that this was the moment. So I threw them all in a cart and bought them before I could talk myself out of it again. And when they arrived I knew that I’d made the right choice. I love them. Entirely. Even the ones that I ordered just so that I’d have the complete set.
I’m sure it will be AGES before I can bring myself to cut into them, but I’d love to hear some suggestions about what to do with these lovelies! On the one hand, they’d look great in an old-fashioned hexie quilt or some other traditional setting. But then I think it would be great to subvert the heritage of the prints with something really modern and abstract. (To be honest, since I bought a metre of each print, I likely have enough for both!) What do you think?