Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday Stash Strikes Again

I'm the first to admit that retail/fabric and sewing therapy is a real thing. I didn't buy these for therapy's sake, per se, but they certainly did help turn around a particularly hectic and stressful couple of weeks (thanks, moving)!

I was fortunate to win a gift card to the Fat Quarter Shop from the Improv Challenge with Daisy @ Ants to Sugar and Sandi @ Crafty Planner (P.S. check out Daisy's beautiful strip improv). I really needed dark gray Aurifil (#5004) for my Sisterhood quilt, so I picked that up along with several half yards I've been eyeing up (Sprinkle by Cotton and Steel, two prints from Zephyr by Rashida Coleman-Hale, and the gorgeous Meteor Shower in Aquamarine by Tula Pink). They just jumped into my cart, okay? That last print is one I've been coveting since it was released a couple years ago. These fabrics were chosen at random just because I love them, but they do go nicely together, don't they?

Melinda (@quirkygranolagirl) convinced me that I needed to make something with that palette, so I used my stash to fill in some gaps (and entered it into the #playwithfabricchallenge on IG with @acraftyfox_amanda). I've kept these fabrics together just to make something soon. I have plans. You know, in between all the other fall projects. :)

These half yards from The Lovely Hunt was a purely indulgent purchase from Hawthorne Threads. After seeing Lizzy House's new line at our CJMQG Meadow workshop a few weeks ago, I knew I had to buy those purples and blues. The orangey pinks are not really "me" but boy are they pretty. They are also lighter colors I happen to lack very clearly in my stash. I don't know what I'm making with these but I love looking at them! I might use the Meadow block prints (top and fifth from top) for binding, though.

At my LQS Rock Paper Scissors, I picked up some lovely Botany Printed Chambray by Alison Glass (top left). I bought three yards because hey, I need a thistle dress in my life. This print is AMAZING - have you seen it in blue? Also, some of my friend are having an Outlander party soon, and if I can get my act together, I might be able to finish it for then. No idea what pattern I'll use yet, though.

I also bought 2 yards of the Lizzy House navy Pearl Bracelet knit (for a skirt?), the orange feather print for a fall bag (that probably won't get made this autumn), and another stunning colorway of that print from The Lovely Hunt.

Finally, I was given fabric to make my sample for my upcoming Wonky Cross class at RPS on Oct. 28! I showed a sneak at the quilt in my last post; this is the backing. It is waiting to be bound tonight, and I'll surely have a post to share later this week.

Phew! I think I just heard my wallet grown. I may be in the process of buying some more Loominous from Sew Me A Song for the backing of this quilt. Oh well, at least it has a purpose, right?

Linking up to Sunday Stash. Because this is most certainly a lengthy stash post. :) But you guys understand, right?


  1. Beautiful additions, Jess. My wallet is definitely groaning this week, too. But I am excited about all the making we will be doing with beautiful fabric. :)

  2. You have acquired some lovely fabrics, I really like the colours and fabrics you have chosen for the #playwithfabricchallenge they are real pretty and I'm sure inspiration will strike soon.

  3. Beautiful fabrics Jess, as always! I'm now in my home country Finland, doing some {fabric} shopping therapy! Second therapy session today! x Teje


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