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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.


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7 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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