Sunday Stash #22 – Magic Suitcase Part 07 – There’s More
This Magic Suitcase does not let up. There’s like an eternal flame slash never ending story slash til the cows come home quilt project in this suitcase. It’s becoming a burden that’s just too much to bare. I literally can not go on…
Haha, uh, yeah, right. Since when has playing with fabric ever been a burden on anyone? If you find yourself in this situation, call me, I’ll be right over to clean our your stash. You live overseas? No dramas, I’ve got frequent flyer miles. Without further ado, here’s some more goodies that came out of Grandma Sparkles’s Magic Suitcase.
I know Lucie has gone ahead and released Summersville Spring to wild acclaim, but I still enjoy these colours more. They feel a bit more sophisticated to me. I’m thinking small baby’s quilt might be appropriate here. I refuse to tear that paper off until I finish another existing project though!
This is my first use of Bella Solids, white (two yards) and scarlet (five yards). I bought the white just to have around, but the scarlet is going to be used for the pieced back of my Road to Cronulla quilt, that is languishing in the soon to be basted phase. I must say, I thought the Bella Solids fabric would be a bit more luxurious than it actually is. Must try a similar in Kona to see if my expectations are just too high. I can be a demanding bitch.
I asked Grandma Sparkles to see if she could find a bit of Sweetwater’s Noteworthy (specifically, the Bucket List print) in Oklahoma to throw in the Magic Suitcase. For me, a bit equals a fat quarter, maybe a half yard if generous. Well lookee there, that’s two yards of the Bucket List vanilla colour way Grandma Sparkles specially ordered from her LQS and sent along with the rest of her scraps. Spoiled, much? Yes, indeedy. Am I complaining? Not at all.
This actually may be my favourite print of 2013 because it is so inspiring. We sometimes forget some of the little things we should take the time to do, and this fabric lays it all out there. After reading through all of them, I realise I’ve either done many of them, or they’re already on my bucket list. “Visit all 50 states…” If memory serves me correctly, I’m at 43, so I can work on that one. Any of these you’re aching to achieve?
And this little green gem was stuck in with my February bee block from Jeneta. I love it’s intensity, and I lack a lot of this grass green colour in my stash, so it was much appreciated. I may have to use it today to turn around some more bee blocks. The best way to appreciate fabric is to use it!
What’s the number one thing on your Bucket List?