Sunday Stash #30 – World Tour

Man, Mondays are rough. Each week I start Monday coming down from a fabric high, thinking, “I’m not gonna do that again.” And I seriously think I won’t.
As Monday rolls by, I honestly ponder how there is anything left to add to my stash to make an incredible Sunday Stash post by the end of the week. I understand you can always add more, but I’m workin’ off needs rather than wants. (Even then there’s a fine line between the two). How will it happen again for another week. Yet, miraculously, fabric always finds its way to me. I am a fabric bacon beacon.

You may remember a while back I mentioned that I had completed a blog logo design for Julie at the Intrepid Thread.  I did this altruistically and just for fun, so colour me surprised when out of the blue landed a piece of squishy mail on my desk. I think my office colleagues think I’m an import smuggler or something with the amount of packages I get at work. I ripped into that package faster than a fat kid into a bag of Doritos. What did I find, but a fat quarter bundle of David Butler’s new line called World Tour. I couldn’t think of a better way to say “Thanks!”

If you haven’t investigated this line yet, it is a breath of fresh air! Not a floral in sight, not even a rainbow bright. (Blasphemy, coming from me, I know!) However, the muted tones and Middle Eastern motifs add a sophisticated and modern masculinity for which Mr. Butler has become quite well known. Is it just me or does anyone else totally get come-hither bedroom eyes from him?! Amy better watch her man! Mmm hmmm. Don’t ask me what I’m making, because it’ll probably be the winter collection 2015 before I’m able to action a feature project with these. (Is anyone else out there feelin’ the backlog blues?!)

Gorgeous and intricate knotted motif in these!

I see you, Mr. DB, lookin’ at me.

Ropes? You naughty boy!

Julie also included a quarter half yard of Art Gallery Oval Elements in indigo which will be used for a flying geese project that I have flying around in my head. Damn, birds. 

Then I went to my LQS yesterday just to get some white homespun for my herringbone blocks. (Sorry, but his yearbook picture did not make the cut). I happened to be looking around in the fat quarter bin (as one does) and lo and behold, what do I see, but some Michael Miller disco dots!  Now, logically, I then had a look to see if they actually had it on the shelf (I like to check the yardage price just to make sure Molli Sparkles ain’t bein’ screwed!) But no, it was this one loan fat quarter in all of the shop. It needed a friend: Thank God I Found You (sing, hallelujah).  I had to buy it, obviously. It’s the perfect baby blue for another broken herringbone block I’ve got up my sleeve. 

And that’s the story of how I went from having nothing to show you this week, to having quite a lot.
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!
You should do the same.     

I’ll be a groupie on Mr. Butler’s World Tour anytime.

21 Responses

  1. Vera says:

    Great post. Lovely fabrics and I wouldn't mind to be groupie for Mr. Butler either, lol.

  2. Liz says:

    For once, the fabric wasn't the highlight. And that's not because it's not nice fabric. A hot, male fabric designer? So right on so many levels.

  3. Leo says:

    Ohh my that fabric is almost worth to pay for international shipping or the horrendous price they ask here for American fabric … ahh the muted colours, the geometric designs … now I'm sort of unhappily glad it's not end of the month yet so I'm not allowed to do any "unecessary" shopping. Ahh well doesn't mean I can't dream about what I could do with those prints …

  4. Paula says:

    The talented Mr Butler does it again.

  5. giddy99 says:

    OMG, I check the yardage price, too, when buying FQs! 🙂 It's a lesson I've learned the expen$ive way. 🙂

  6. Mara says:

    Wow, is that really a picture of him and he likes fabric? Your fabric stash is looking delicious too!

  7. Katy Cameron says:

    I've always thought those mirror ball dots were totally you!

  8. Jane S. says:

    Oh he's definitely a hunka-hunka-burnin'-love. And he designs great fabrics too! I ordered myself some charm packs when I saw that fabric line, had to have a little bit of everything without shelling out for yardage. 🙂

  9. I am definitely in backlog blues but I am hoping to get sewing done at the beach in a couple of weeks. I love the fabrics – I agree it is refreshing not to see flowers 🙂

  10. Elise Lea says:

    Love David Butler's fabrics! Congrats on the new addition to your stash!

  11. I like this Sunday Stash idea. I'm expecting around 20m in my mailbox this upcoming fortnight (I was so very very weak). As for the backlog blues…I cut out a Swoon quilt for my almost youngest sister in January 2012. That was a LONG time ago. 😐

  12. Kirsten says:

    Love the logo design – very fresh! And the fabrics are really wonderful too!

  13. I've tried sooo hard to get DH to assist in measuring, cutting, pinning but for some weird reason known only to himself he absolutely won't
    Maybe it's because I won't work on the car with him! Imagine the luxury of having a partner who quilts too? Heaven. Talking of which Mr Butler fits the bill! Those backlog blues are here to stay. I try not to think too much about it. :). Love those fabrics too. x

  14. Anne says:

    I love his new line!! I may be featuring them heavily in a quilt for my dad for Christmas. 🙂
    I hope you aren't totally sick of herringbone blocks by the time you're done!!

  15. Sooli says:

    Sorry did you say something about fabric? I got a bit distracted by the unexpected eye candy. Oh and its not the birds in your head you need to worry about, its what they leave behind – keep a broom handy!

  16. anne says:

    OMG OMG Mr Butler is the new Ryan……..Hey Sparkles do you want to come and make fabric with me:)

    The Logo rocks……and you restrained yourself with only one fat quarter.

    Enjoy your week and remember to Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle.

  17. CitricSugar says:

    Ah, David Butler… everyone's quilt boyfriend… He's swoony. And designs such beautiful fabrics….

  18. Too funny! It's funny how fabric just seems to find its way to you. May you continue to be a fabric magnet so you can entertain us with your Sunday Stash posts 😉

  19. So cool! Julie is so Sweet! I met her in Milpitas a few weeks ago on a short trip to The Bay Area! The shop is cute, and she has an awesome fabric collection! Awesome bundle you got there!

  20. Some great new prints there! I love that soft blue in the middle of the top pic. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these 🙂

  21. I think that DB fabric needs to be a camera bag… Or a manbag… I'm seeing a satchel or messenger bag with a nice rough heavy woven solid picking up some of those prints…

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