My local quilt guild was recently given a lovely donation of reproduction quilting cottons with the request that they be used to make charity quilts. We make some quilts for women veterans but most of the quilts we donate are for children.
The head of our charity committee asked me how I'd use these fabrics for children's quilts. While not fabrics we would typically choose, I thought we could find a way to use them. Quilts with farm animals are the obvious choice. I asked her to give me a random selection of fabrics to see what I could do with them.
At our next meeting, she handed me a large baggie of fabrics--lots of dark colors and a few light ones. I took out the pastels which left me with the fabrics above.
Then I trolled my stash of novelty fabrics, looking for coordinating fabrics that a child would love...and I found something perfect. There isn't a farm animal in sight but I do think some little guy will be very happy.
Right now, the quilt is a work in progress! The big reveal soon!!