My church is full of talented women but among my favorites are three sisters- Vicki, Alisa, and Luanne. I just call them "the sisters". The sisters are excellent applique quilters and they have been such a resource and encouragement to me on my quilting journey. They went to preview night at market and hunted down Angela Yosten at the Moda Bakeshop booth to tell Angela "WE KNOW HER!!!" They are sweet & encouraging and incredibly funny. Friday night they were teaching applique at church and Vicki brought her stash for people to use. She sorted her stash by decades! She had her 80s fabrics and her 90s/current fabrics in baskets. She told us she had 60's 70's at home but it was too ugly so she left it at home. My friend Cynthia piped up and begged her to go get it so she did.
I have been looking for fabric like this in thrift stores, yard sales, and even on craigslist. I wanted to make a quilt that reminded me of my childhood quilts and growing up. Now it will be extra special because it will remind me of Vicki, too. She is an amazing person (and it's not just because she offered her vintage stash to me!).
So y'all...I need help! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the best way to showcase this once in a lifetime fabric haul. I'm half tempted to do simple sqaures. I've thought about raw edge daisy appliques. I just don't know! What would you do?