Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Stash

This year, I've mostly bought fabric in splurges (first at Burkholder's during Mid-Atlantic Mod, then at Marden's in July). A few other times, I've purchased from my LQS's whenever I'm in the area (both Pennington Quilt Works and Rock Paper Scissors are an hour+ away from me, so I don't get to go as often as I'd like). However, within the last week, I hit the "buy" button twice for two good reasons.


First, I had some store credit to spend at Fat Quarter Shop from when I made Kaleidoscopic. It was "burning a hole in my pocket" if you will. I love their selection of Alison Glass fabrics, so I bought my yardage for the Alison Glass Charm Swap with Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl. I also added some fabric stash builders I've been eyeing up, most notably the hexagons ("Geo Drops") from Rashida Coleman-Hale's Raindrop line. So graphic and only two colors - my favorite! (I tend to buy one color and two color prints for my stash).


Then, I started pondering flannel for my brother's quilt, which I hope to finish for his birthday in February. I specifically wanted the above print ("Mammoth Bold Plaid") from Robert Kaufman (it's plaid-ish and in his colors), and I noticed that Hawthorne Threads had it.


So...I've been waiting for the right time to buy Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner; I seized the opportunity and added the ones I wanted to my cart. A really early birthday present to myself (2 whole months, no regrets here). I don't know what I'm going to make yet, but it's my favorite line of hers since Pretty Potent, so I had to get my hands on it before it goes. And then I found the moon print below ("Moon Phases in Navy" by Rae Ritchie), which is, in my opinion, everything I could ever want in a moon print. Did you know I'm obsessed with moon phases?

And then... well, you get the idea. I fell down the fabric rabbit hole and a large order appeared on my doorstep!


And now it's time to sew. Luckily I can incorporate some of the Carolyn Friedlander reds and limes into my current project... more on that soon.



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5 comments:

  1. What a lot beautiful fabric you picked up recently, Jess! I'm excited about the charm swap and look forward to seeing the fun groupings we end up with. :)

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  2. Such a brilliant lot of stashing, those moons are awesome, I'm in the middle of hand quilting a Haptic Labs world map but am already thinking about the constellations one, this would be brilliant backing for it!

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  3. Lovely. It's hard to resist fabrics, especially if they are on sale. Look forward see what you create with these.

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  4. Oh Alice, welcome to the rabbit hole.

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  5. I love that phases of the moon and the new Anna Maria Horner. Very nice to see them here!

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