Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sunday Stash - Retreat Edition

It's been a week since I returned from the 4th annual Mid-Atlantic Mod sewing retreat (read my recap here), and I actually have some stash additions to share! I've been really good about clearing out fabric and materials I no longer use/need. Also, I've been destashing fabric that's no longer my style. However, I gathered up an interesting assortment in three days, between the swag bag, pre-shopping at 1 Choice 4 Quilting, and shopping at The Old Country Store and Zooks. Lancaster, PA fabric shopping is no joke.

My favorites amongst these: the Mod mug (AH! I love big mugs), the Goddess Sheet (won in a giveaway by my guild friend Michele and gifted to me - I used one for the first time and loved it - thank you for your kindness, Michele!), top purple leaf fabric from Zooks (it's so me), and the Literary fabric (library book dates) I found at Old Country Store.

Oh, and I treated myself to a lace zipper and variegated purple Valdani thread from the last shop. Yum. I already have plans for that thread in my next portable hand-stitching project.

Finally, check out the glimmer of this Essex linen bundle by Robert Kaufman. It was begging to be photographed. I rarely buy bundles, but all the fabrics in this bundle matched my future linen picnic blanket project, so I went for it. Thank you, 1 Choice 4 Quilting (affiliate link - but I wouldn't link to something I didn't 100% love)!

I'm thrilled to purchase some fabric for future projects. In the meantime, I'm being much more aware of what's in my fabric stash already; I've only been buying fabrics that I need for a specific project, or ones that fill a distinct color hole in my collection. And after I'm done with book sewing, I have big plans.

P.S. Within the next month, I'll be having a large destash on @quiltyhabit_destash over on Instagram. Check it out if you're in the market for some modern fabric and scrap bundles by color.

Linking up to Sunday Stash.


  1. Essex linen has such a great hand and I am a sucker for the metallics they are addin in, too! So many "you" picks her and that mug looks amazing. :)

  2. Great shopping Jess! I have eyed that Essex bundle; it has lovely colours! x Teje

  3. Ha ha! So true about Lancaster! :) That bundle of Essex is beautiful. I have been doing the same as you--clearing out some older fabrics that no longer fit my style, while being careful about what new fabrics get added.

  4. I love that Essex bundle! Such great colors and textures.

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  6. Sorry about my deleted comment. I was on another email account, not the one for my blog. Pretty fabrics and cool mug. I have been admiring that Essex collection for a while now. Always wanted to visit Lancaster, PA.

  7. Awesome stash additions.Best of luck with the rest of your book sewing.


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