Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Stash

Wow, I haven't written a Sunday Stash post in a while! I haven't been buying much fabric - after all, I've filled in many color gaps in my stash over the last two years, and I only tend to buy when I need something. However, when you see it, sometimes you just have to go for it. Plus, I was going to be in the vicinity of two great shops, and I wanted to support them. By the way, this post is not sponsored in any way - just expressing my love for fabric and wonderful shops!

This week, I visited Gotham Quilts in New York City for the first time. I was only around for the day (my sister and I had some fun plans) and Ivete, one of the owners, was so kind and helpful. I had met Ivete and Andrea at NJ QuiltFest earlier this year, and ever since then, I hoped I'd be able to visit. We're at least 1.5 hours from NYC so I don't get to go to the city as much as I'd love to!

I found some gems, including some recent Lizzy House prints I had trouble getting my hands on, the green butterflies (I used up almost all I had with Peace), that Cotton and Steel "X" print in a brilliant shade I'm obsessed with, and the dark gray Alison Glass text print. I was thrilled to find that one because I needed that EXACT shade for a quilt I'm starting (and I really wanted to use a tone-on-tone print instead of a solid). Plus, I got this nifty drawstring bag with my purchase. If you're ever in the city, I highly recommend a visit, especially if you LOVE modern fabrics. Thanks, Gotham Quilts!

Side note: That day, I got to visit with another quilty friend, Chris of Made By ChrissieD! We had a nice chat with coffee in the sweltering heat of Bryant Park. I love that almost wherever I go, I can find someone quilty to meet up with - bonus if they are already a friend. :) It was fab catching up with you, Chris!

My second set of fabric purchases came from Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair, NJ, where I occasionally teach. I always ooh and ahhh in Beth's cozy, bright store. I bought some much needed light gray (I pretty much buy it wherever I go because I tend to use it for binding - sorry, I don't know which one this is and I don't have a particular favorite right now). I also pounced on that LOVELY Kona Regal fabric, an amazing blue/purple that can only be accurately seen in person. I'm considering using it for Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl's Snowflake Shimmer QAL (I'll be picking final fabrics soon!). Finally, I chose the lime green sketch print (from Timeless Treasures?) because I've been using so much of it lately. Even my husband remarked he had seen a lot of it. Gotta keep the good stuff stocked, amiright?

If you're looking for more stacks of pretty fabric, make sure you check back on the blog this week - members of the Star Light, Star Dark QAL can link up their fabric picks tomorrow!

Linking up to Sunday Stash.


  1. Beautiful purchases, Jess, but I have to say that I am drooling over your shirt! I love its ombre gradient. And I am excited to see what you decide to work with for the Snowflake Shimmer QAL, too. :)

  2. I'm pretty sure I want some of everything you picked up! So lovely!

  3. Great stash additions, Sketch is one of my favourite basics and my small children can now identify it too!

  4. I agree with Yvonne, your blouse is gorgeous! When you buy fabric for your stash, how much do you usually purchase?

  5. It was such fun to meet up again Jess, let's do it again next time you're in town :D


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