Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Stash

Uh oh, two Sunday Stash posts in a row (here's last week)! This week, I loaded up on some important colors at my local quilt shop, Pennington Quilt Works. I love that I can visit my LQS, see all the fabric in person, and talk to other quilters. PQW also has an online shop, which I've utilized in the past. I realize that not every quilter has this option, but if you do and have a great LQS, I hope you visit soon!

From right to left: "Rose Silhouette" in Purple from Rosealea by Nel Whatmore for FreeSpirit; Dottie in Brown from Cotton and Steel Basics; Bear Essentials 3 by P&B Textiles

Last week, I mentioned on Instagram that I lack nice, rich, dark greens (like an evergreen shade) in my stash. I haven't seen them much in modern day fabrics, either. Turns out I'm not the only one looking for a good green. The small prints above are just what I need to work on my Improv Fall Landscape quilt. I now know that P&B has several great, modern, small print basics in their Bear Essentials 3 fabric line (so I may have to check those out sometime - in fact, PQW has them, so I'll be looking in person next time I'm there!). By the way, I happen to love Cotton and Steel's unique selections of greens, though I didn't get my hands on any more this time around.

I've always had minor problems with brown (not necessarily that I don't like it, but I find it difficult to incorporate into my usual color schemes). I'm making a special quilt for my brother (he already knows about it) that requires a lot of brown, so I was on the lookout. I ended up purchasing Dottie Cotton and Steel so I could effectively cut it up for the scrappy quilt.

Finally, well, my ardor for purple always wins, and when I saw this brand new lavender on deep purple rose print, it jumped onto the cutting table before I could even think about how much purple fabric I have. This print reminds me a lot of Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous, saturated roses.

A successful trip for sure - especially since only one was an impulse buy!

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7 comments:

  1. Those are very nice greens Jessica. I love to go to my lqs also. I prefer shopping in person for the most part as I can actually see what I am getting...although it is kind of fun to actually see the stuff you order online when it shows up in the mailbox.

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  2. Those are fantastic greens! I also like the C+S brown, it's a great tone and it would be easier for me to incorporate something like that into a design.

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  3. I love these! We must be on the same wavelength because I just bought some darker greens and purples this week. No browns though. I struggle using them as well :)

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  4. I do love a nice rich green and those are great. I agree being able to physically see the fabrics (and touch) is so much better.

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  5. I love green, although not my favorite color. Some shade in a solid or a print that brings in a few shades always seems to work for me. I can't wait to see what you make with these.

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  6. Love the combo and looking forward your new projects.Love mix prints with solids.

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