Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Stash

I recently had the distinct pleasure of visiting Purl Soho in NYC for the first time. I've been a huge fan of their shop and projects for so long (probably since I started sewing 6 years ago). As a little birthday gift to myself, I bought some quarter yards of Watercolor Linen for my linen/canvas/possibly chambray picnic blanket project (more about that sometime next year, I hope. I'm still collecting fabric though). I had never seen linen like this - they will be the perfect, glimmering solids for my project. Ah!

Then, I also used my birthday month discount to buy a few pieces I've had my eye on at my LQS, Pennington Quilt Works. Only the bottom right Cotton and Steel print was for a specific purpose (my picnic blanket). Yum.

Clockwise from top left: PB Textiles Bear Essentials, Cotton and Steel "Tulips" from Bluebird, Hemma by Lotta Jansdotter, Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton and Steel, "Artisan" by Kaffe Fassett

Oh, you wanted to see more from my NYC trip? I have plenty of photographic evidence that I did, indeed, visit the craft mecca of the city...

 I knew I had come to the right place!

This quilt and that ceiling. Sigh. Seriously, go to Purl Soho and try to look away from that ceiling (I promise there are a million fabulous distractions, but I do love a good ceiling pattern).

 The famous Liberty embroidery hoop wall, as soon as you walk in the door.

Speaking of Liberty, I *almost* bought some for my souvenir. Then I spotted the linen.

Peekaboo, I see you, Empire State Building! This was taken from Bryant Park. :)

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  1. The linen was the perfect choice. It's very beautiful.

  2. Thank you for washer linen pics. I am collecting for Carolyn Friedlander's Aerial quilt - chambray a/denims and Liberty. This linen will be a perfect addition for its texture.

    1. Hi Linda, I couldn't locate your email address so I hope you see my response here! Linen would be a great addition to your stash. Thanks for getting me thinking about denim!

  3. Colorful choices!! Looks like fun Jessica!

    1. Hi Patty, I couldn't locate your email address so I hope you see my response here! Thank you, I was tempted by a large fat quarter bundle but I couldn't justifying buying that much for my one project. :)

  4. Lucky you! I've got a question for you, Jess. I'm smitten with their handkerchief linen, want to use it for a "flowy" top to probably wear over a camisole of some kind at my daughter's wedding next spring--Wahoo! But is it "flowy" and soft--or will it "stick out" and look crispy? Wish I could go and feel it up myself :)

  5. I love the linen. I want to buy some too.
    I love your photos. Merry Christmas Jess

  6. What fun! I love the linen you picked up.

  7. I love the linen too. I must check this shop out. And I was just in Manhattan today!! I'll have to go in after the New Year. Great post, Jess.

  8. Oh, those linen pieces are lovely. It will be fun to see you use them!


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