Mary Ellen got us started and while people were busy working, she wandered around the room, checking to see if anyone needed help and looking at all the fabrics. When she got to my work table, I had most of my project pieces cut and still several pieces of fabric untouched. She picked up one piece - it was my most favorite of all. She commented on how beautiful it was and noticed I hadn't cut into it for the project. I told her something like I was saving it for a special occasion before I could bring myself to cut it up. its quiet has the type -
Mary Ellen started to laugh and said to me: "ALWAYS use your most beautiful fabrics first. You love them and they should be in your projects. If you don't use them, after you are gone, someone will buy them at a yard sale and cut them up for Halloween costumes." I realized how right she was. Now I fill my quilt projects with my best fabrics.