Sunday Stash

Molli Sparkles

I don’t usually post for Sunday Stash but I thought with a new year I’d try a new approach.  I love the idea that’s going around the blogosphere about a Fabric Fast because, Lord (and everyone else who knows me) knows I have WAY too much fabric!  [Wait!  Did I just write that?  Who could ever have too much fabric?!  I mean, I will use it up… someday…]

My problem is, I can’t sew as fast as I can swipe my plastic.  I have a huge purchasing problem.  There. I said it!  The first step is admitting it, right?  So, consider this my [attempted] last purchase for 2014 [a few months].  Any other posts for Sunday Stash will be previous purchases that I have not blogged about [unless, of course I end up falling off the wagon].

I went with my dear friend on a shopping expedition to a fabulous fabric store, Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph, Ontario.  The store was having their semi-annual sale and WOW was it a zoo!  I can’t believe how sweet, lovely ladies turn into vultures when the fabrics are only $5 a metre!  My dear friend found the perfect backing for a baby quilt she is making and I found these………..

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Low volume beauties.  I don’t have much in the way of low volume so I thought I should ’round out’ my stash a bit.  [I needed it!  Isn’t that what all the addicts are saying?]

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I found the perfect backing for (one of) my son’s quilts.  I’m not sure if this is going on his pinwheel quilt or maybe on a denim quilt that has been in the works for some time.  This is a (soooo soft) cotton knit.  It feels like butter and I can only imagine what it will feel like after it’s washed and loved for a few years.  [It’s ok to indulge when it’s for someone else, right?]

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I can never have too many books or patterns.  [I have to use up all that fabric some how, right?] My dear friend says I already own a copy of Tiny Dancer by Jaybird Quilts but I don’t remember.  If I have a duplicate, my dear friend will end up with a great pattern of her own.  [See, I can spread the addiction wealth a bit.]

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I found a few notions that were on my ‘want’ list.  Actually, that ruler has been on the ‘need’ list for quite some time.  Now I can finish my son’s quilt.

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And then there was this!  I found the perfect jacquard for my living room window.  In the 16 years we have lived in this house, I have held off buying fabric for the window because I just couldn’t find anything I liked at a reasonable price.  But, lo and behold!  I found this at Fabricland and wouldn’t my luck just hold out, they were having a sale too!  I bought this at only $6 a metre!  I got enough fabric to do my large picture window for only $50!  What a steal!  I haven’t yet decided which side I will use.  The back looks just as lovely as the front.  It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, it is a beautiful shade of taupe with black leaves.  The fabric has a shimmer to it and the drape is perfect.  Now I just need to paint my walls and trim, sew and hang the curtains and I’ll have a room redo for very little money!  [No one can fault this purchase!  I mean really, $50 for an entire window treatment!  That’s not being addicted, that’s being thrifty!]

Till next time,

Rita

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20 Responses to Sunday Stash

  1. Darlington Delights says:

    Wow! You scored big this week. I love it! Tiny Dancer is adorable. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of it! Thanks for linking up to Molli Sparkles so I could find you!

  2. Tina says:

    I needed low volumes this week, too. i don’t think you can ever have too much of that!

  3. Julie says:

    LOL! Too funny! And absolutely you were thrifty with the purchase for your window treatment! But I would get caught up in a big hold up trying to decide which side to go with because both are lovely. I have been hearing about this fabric fast thingy too. I think it is highly overrated. Great stash!

  4. treadlemusic says:

    Sigh……….this addiction is rampant!!!!! I mean epidemic!!!!!!!!! Curable????? I don’t think so. I’ve admitted it so many times I sound like a broken record(!) and recovery is NOT even on the horizon!!!! But, I’m here for ya and totally understand your affliction/addiction!!!!

  5. Sheryl says:

    I love the fabric for the windows. The hint of shimmer definitely comes through.

  6. You scored some fabulous finds, Rita! Love that plaid backing fabric. And that drapery yardage is gorgeous! If you are on a fabric diet, I’d like to invite you over to enter in my giveaway that begins on Monday morning! http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

  7. Thanks! I’m thinking Tiny Dancer may be another quilt for my son. That or Bloom Bloom Pow. They are both so pretty! And, Molli rocks! I’ll see you over there too!

  8. I’m hoping to make a whole quilt with low volume. Eventually! Thanks for dropping by! I love your two day quilt on your blog!

  9. Oh! You may just be able to talk me out of this fabric fasting thing. As I was putting my new lovelies away I noticed I don’t have enough purples or creams in my stash! I may need to remedy that!

  10. So glad to have a fellow (sufferer) sister who understands! Thanks! Did you get the winters lane yet by chance?

  11. I’m so excited to get them hung but I really should paint first. Thanks for the encouragement though! I’ll post when I get it all done.

  12. Oooh! A giveaway while on a fabric diet? That’s like eating cake that has no calories and tastes like heaven!

  13. treadlemusic says:

    No………I’m holding off a bit. My local mail delivery has been kept busy with little/big packages and I thought I had better wait at least a few days before ordering more. One of the gals I went “shop hopping” with last Sat. had her quilt along (it was made from some of the fabrics from the line. When she pulled it from her bag to show me I almost fell over!!!!! That fabric is popping up everywhere!!! LOL!). I am keeping tabs on it, though!!!!!!!

  14. That’s great! Have a lovely day!

  15. treadlemusic says:

    You, also!!!! More snow on the way tomorrow…….love looking out my window while I sew!!!!!!!

  16. We are expected rain :-(. I prefer my winters snowy

  17. Mara says:

    Love this post, good luck not using the plastic and getting more fabric use instead.

  18. Thank you! It’ll be a challenge.

  19. treadlemusic says:

    The mixture of rain/sleet/snow is quite common in our corner of the state…..it comes up from NE Iowa and just catches us. We are, generally warmer because of that. 33F right now. 3″ to 5″ of snow tonight, which will be really slick cuz of the warm (yesterday 45F) temps we’ve had. Most say they prefer the northern part of the state where it gets cold, snows and warms in the Spring.

  20. We have rain in Ontario Canada now but snow later in the week

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