Sunday Stash #13 – A Lot Out of a Little
So this week’s Sunday Stash is quite minimal, but what I produced with it is quite extraordinary! (If I do say so myself). For February’s QCA Bee block, Ms. Tracy of The Peony Teacup wanted a selvedge spiderweb block. My immediate response was one of fear, as I didn’t have a lot of selvedges, I didn’t know what fusible interfacing was, and my experience with strip piecing was non-existent. Uh oh. But you know what, I figured that’s what these bee shenanigans are all about, stretching myself to learn new materials and techniques so that I become a better sewist. Well we can now mark this one off the list.
I popped into Spotlight to find the required Prima Homespun, and the single sided lightweight fusible interfacing. “Um, excuse me miss, where do I find, um… fusible :::looks at instructions::: interfacing?” Yeah, it went something like that, embarrassingly. I had even brought my five dollar voucher with me, but considering the supplies only cost me three dollars I couldn’t bring myself to use it. Next time!
As for those selvedges, lo and behold, I had numerous fat quarters that were still hanging onto theirs. Plus, I ransacked the left over fabric from my Vintage Modern quilt (pics still to come) to find quite a few pieces still lingering around in the scrap pile.
Note to self, don’t throw anything away, ever.
So this is the gem of a block I created! I am quite chuffed with how it turned out. Once I understood why and what fusible interfacing is used for I was able to whip this up pretty quickly. While I’m not totally enamoured with strip piecing, I think the finished result is splendid. There’s so much colour in these selvedges, and a great reason to look for inspiration in the most unlikely of places.
Here’s a link to the tutorial we used which was fairly easy to use. I can definitely see this coming together in a beautiful feature quilt. I especially like how it has a little bit of each contributor in it represented by the numerous fabrics they have accumulated in their stash! Plus, who doesn’t love a delicious text fabric?! I think I could easily become font obsessed.
Now, don’t forget to come back next Sunday, when I will be hosting Sunday Stash, and girls, do I have a ginormous addition to the stash to unleash upon you all! It’s a bit of a mystery, but I’m sure you can find a few clues.
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon! You should do the same.
Don’t go chasin’ spiderwebs.