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Sunday Stash: An assortment of Quilty stuff

I missed last week’s Sunday Stash as I spent the weekend sewing up the Bye Bye Love bag.  After sewing it up and writing the accompanying blog post, I had zero energy for writing a second blog post.  So this week will have last week’s non-fabric quilty-related things with this week’s fabric bundles.

First some non-fabric items.  I decided I had enough of fighting a couple of quilt books while trying to sew the patterns in them.  So a couple weeks ago I grabbed the rebellious little books and marched them right down to Staples where I forced them to have their stubborn spines replaced with spiral binding.  SO. MUCH. BETTER.  I wish that Staples had a white spiral option available rather than blue or black (seriously? blue or black?!), but alas they did not.  Still, these books work so much better for me like this.

Spiral Binding for my most used books!

Spiral Binding for my most used books!

Another little goody I recently discovered at Hawthorne Threads was Jaybird Quilts Mini Hex N More ruler.  I can’t WAIT to make a mini-Disco quilt!

Mini Hex N More Ruler

Mini Hex N More Ruler

My last non-fabric item is this fantastic shirt I got from Patchwork Threads. I absolutely love how soft and comfy it is.  The shirts run a size large, so order smaller than you normally would.  Really.  Trust me.  They are also crew neck, which I normally do not find very comfortable, but this shirt is soft enough that it doesn’t irritate me at all.  In fact, I washed it the very next day so I could wear it again right away.  Seriously. 

Patchwork Threads Shirt

Patchwork Threads Shirt

As far as fabric goes, I’m sharing my monthly fabric club bundles. First up is my half-stash (6 fabrics) 1/2 yard Intrepid Thread Rainbow Must-Stash club.  It’s very likely that I will be canceling this in the next month or so (sorry, Julie!).  I cringe at the thought because I love the fabrics, but I have enough now that my book case is completely full.  And since the point was to build up a stash and not collect fabric, it’s high time I start using up the fabric I have on hand. Radical thought, I know.  My one exception is Tula Pink.  I will collect her fabric all the live-long day, people.  This month Julie sent Moda’s Bee My Honey “Honeybee” blenders.  These are fantastic!  As always, I love the little handwritten note and two charm-sized fabrics they include with every order.

Bee My Honey "Honeycomb" blenders

Bee My Honey “Honeycomb” blenders

And, finally, my Marmalade Fabrics Around The Color Wheel 1/2 yard bundle.  This month’s color is Gold, so this bundle included Kona colors in Amber, Gold, Butterscotch, Ochre, Mustard, and Curry.  A couple of these fabrics, Butterscotch and Ochre, look like the same hue.  I can see a slight difference now in the photo, but had a bit of difficulty seeing it in the light of my hobby room.  I wasn’t exactly sure about where I’d use those two colors.  Then play crafts posted a blog entitled For the Love of Color: Ochre.  Perfect timing, and amazing explanation along with examples of using this color as a supporting color.

Marmalade Fabrics  Around the Color Wheel "Gold"

Marmalade Fabrics
Around the Color Wheel “Gold”

And that’s it for this week!

I’m linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational Molli Sparkles Work In Progress Girl.  I’m posting this early, since the linky is already up for the Aussie bloggers where it’s already “tomorrow” and I know that when my tomorrow actually becomes “today” I won’t have time to get this linked up.

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Sunday Stash #4: #thegreatfabricdestash

Instagram has been a great way of connecting with other quilters/sewists/sewers/people-who-sew (choose your preferred title, ya’ll). It was also amazing to watch unfold on instagram what would pretty much be considered a massive virtual swap-meet of people needing to destash. And I was able to snag some fabrics I have been really pining over.

I really just started sewing in the last two years, and ended up missing most of the releases of Tula Pink’s fabric lines. So I was glad to snag some prints from her Parisville line. I literally squealed when I opened the package and saw the fabrics. They are so much more gorgeous in real life than in any picture I’ve seen them in.

Beautiful, beautiful Parisville

Beautiful, beautiful Parisville

The other fabrics I managed to get in thegreatdestash was this fat quarter bundle of Melody Miller Typewriter fabric. I wasn’t in the quilting/sewing world when this line was released, but fell in love with it as soon as I saw other people post pictures of projects made with the fabrics. I bought this bundle from Gina_Pina on instagram, and she even added some lovely scraps and a Melody Miller Typewriter sticker to the bundle. Thanks, Gina Pina… I absolutely love these fabrics!

I drool every time I look at these Melody Miller Typewriter fabrics

I drool every time I look at these Melody Miller Typewriter fabrics

I didn’t go crazy during the destash, but I did get some of two fabric lines that I have been loving on from afar. And I’m very pleased with that!

*sigh*

*sigh*

Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational, Molli Sparkles Kate Quilts.

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Sunday Stash #3: I’m a Winner!

I have had quite an exciting two weeks.  I didn’t realize that Alyssa Lichner of Pile O’ Fabric was doing a drawing for all of the finished Skillbuilder quilts from last year’s Skillbuilder BOM.  I was reading emails, got an email notification of a new blog post over at Pile O’ Fabric and clicked over to read the post. Imagine my surprise when I got to the bottom of the post and saw that I had won a giveaway for linking up my finished quilt!  I sent my address to her and within two days had my prize.  A beautiful Roll-Up of the Kona Summer colors.

WM Winning jelly roll

Thank you, Alyssa.  For the free class last year, for the amount of detail and the hard work you put into your classes, for being available and responding to questions, and for the wonderful prize!

I also won the drawing for submitting my Double Z block in the Vintage Quilt Revival block along that Sukie is hosting. To think I almost put off doing those blocks! All this winning is wonderful craziness!  The prize was two-fold.  First, I received a gorgeous aqua/coral/green bundle of 12 FQ’s (AMAZINGLY GENEROUS!!) from The Intrepid Thread.  Julie’s online shop is my absolute favorite on the internet.  In fact, about 99% of my fabric is purchased online (the quilt shops around here just love batiks and not modern fabric…ugh).  What I love about Julie’s shop (besides Julie’s fantastic customer service, her awesome prices, the frequent sales) is that every package includes a handwritten note from Julie or one of the girls in the shop.  Also included with every package are two charm sized pieces of fabric.  Plus, it’s all wrapped up in tissue and tied with fabric.  Thank you so much for this bundle, Julie. It is so gorgeous!!

A Gorgeous Bundle From The Intrepid Thread

A Gorgeous Bundle From The Intrepid Thread

The second part of the prize was from Interweave, and was a Pay-It-Forward prize.  Since we are required to have the book to participate in the Vintage Quilt Revival block along, Interweave offered an additional copy of the book to be sent to a family member or friend.  I have a good friend here in town who has been quilting and she loves sewing and quilting books like I do.  So I know she’ll be happy with this book!

Big thanks again to Alyssa at Pile O’Fabric.  Also to Sukie of Sukie — Don’t you know who I am?, Julie of The Intrepid Thread, and Interweave. You are all so generous!

Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational, Molli Sparkles.

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Sunday Stash #2

Two posts in one day??? What?! Amazing, I know. And probably a bit irritating in your blog feeds…LOL

Well, since I just started the Sunday Stash post last week, I certainly couldn’t flake out on week two.  And I absolutely adore the fabric in this weeks post!

That bird.  THAT. BIRD.   Love!

That bird. THAT. BIRD. Love!

I normally wait until fabric goes on sale before buying (okay, well, I try really hard to wait), but the last time I did that with Amy Butler fabric, I missed out on the fabric I wanted!  I wasn’t taking that risk this time around with her new line, Hapi.  I love the vibrant colors in this line!  It’s like a total colorgasm!  As soon as The Intrepid Thread had the fabric line in stock, I chose my very favorites and bought one yard each of five different prints out of the line.   I plan on using them to make the bags/purses in Sew Sweetness’ Bag of the Month Club

Those Hapi colors!

Those Hapi colors!

I can’t wait to get started!!

Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational, Molli Sparkles Sarah Quilts! I’m not sharing my #thegreatdestash treasures this week, but I will be next week!

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Happy Sewing & Fabric Hunting!

~Red