A local lady advertised a huge lot of quilt kits for sale. I have no idea where or how she came to own so many kits, but I went to check them out. Most were wall-hanging size with "primitive" applique or embroidery - not really my thing - but I did find two Moda charm packs. I had no plan in mind, and to be honest, they aren't even colors/patterns that grabbed my attention, but I'm a huge fan of pre-cuts (because I don't care for cutting) and they were less than half the sticker price, so I hoped that they would inspire me. Not so far! That's where you come in.
The first pack is "Plum Sweet" by Blackbird Designs. I actually had a few fat quarters of the darkest florals at some point. I have no memory of how I used them, but I remember having them in my stash. The shades of purple are pretty and I like the variety from large flowers to simple polka-dots. I would probably leave out the center row. It seems to have too much yellow/gold to blend with the others.
The second pack is "KT Favorites" by Kansas Troubles Quilters. When I laid them out, the colors struck me as odd - for lack of a better word. There are dark blues, greens, browns, reds, neutrals that run from barely-off-white to an orange-beige, and four purple/blues straggling along at the end. The whole thing is a bit boring. It needs either a fun application where the individual fabrics blend into a neutral background, or it needs to be mixed with other, more interesting, fabrics.
So, ideas? They can always become doll quilts for the kids in foster care, but neither pack screams "little girl". I found ideas on Pinterest for charm pack tote bags and table runners - neither of which I need. For the moment, they will go into the stash, but I am trying to use what I buy, so someone help me with this impulse purchase. What would you make?