Monday, December 6, 2021

Carla's Box

Recently one of my PCQ friends was destashing. Knowing I make a lot of donation quilts, she gave me a large box of fabric and told me to take what I can use, and give what I can't use to the club's charity stash. 

OMG, this box is packed with inspiring fabrics! 

Back row, left to right: fishing themed yardage, a variety of green prints, and batiks and purples. Front row, light house themed yardage, Christmas prints, reds and pinks. 

Back: Baggies of 2" strips, narrow strips, and orphan blocks. Front: kid themed prints, a pile of precut flannel squares, and baby print flannel yardage.

Diamond shapes and leftover scraps in pretty blue and yellow prints. I'll cut more and piece them into strips, then lay them out in vertical columns similar to a coin quilt, with sashing in between. This will make a nice quilt for hospice. I think I have a dark blue print in my stash that will work for the sashing, but if not, I can probably find something in the club's stash. 

I like how these prints play nicely together. There's yardage of the dark teal, and multiple fat quarters of the rest of the prints. I need to find a pattern to feature these. Any suggestions? 

Lots of elegant florals here that harmonize nicely. I may have a few prints in my stash that would play well with these. I can see these prints used in a tumbler quilt; I'll see what size tumbler dies the club has for their die cutter. With a few more light prints in the mix, this collection would make a nice tumbler quilt for hospice. I'm sure I can find some lights to mix in from the club's stash.

These are perfectly matched and there's quite a bit of yardage here. This group could make a disappearing nine patch. 

There's more here than I can possibly use. I'll kit up what I can work with, then pack the box back up and add it to the PCQ stash. Projects using fabrics from Carla's box will definitely be featured here on the blog for awhile!

Thanks, Carla!

Link ups: Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Love Laugh Quilt


  1. It's going to be lovely to see you and the PCQ group turn these fabrics into quilts.

  2. Amazing box full of goodness. You will be able to use a lot of that - have fun!

  3. What great fabrics! Have fun with that.

  4. Lovely gift! And you are passing on the gift when you make charity quilts with the fabric. Such a great win-win-win.

  5. What a haul! Oh, you'll have so much fun with all those fabrics! I love the big florals especially :)