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.
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.
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.
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.
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.