Sunday Stash #32 – Let Me See You Sushi Roll

Here we are once again, Sunday afternoon, and I somehow have some mroe fabric to show you. Seriously y’all, I’m starting to get a complex. (If you don’t see me around here next week it’s because I’ve checked into fabric rehab. Or, more likely, I’m buried under my mountains of fabric. Either way, call for help!)
A good friend of mine, Gabs, dropped this pile of goodies off at the apartement a few weeks ago. When she showed up with a black trash bag stuffed to the brim, I gave her that “This ain’t no Goodwill, sister” look, only to have her open it and see it was busing with fabric. “Okay, you can stay!”
Apparently, her boss’s niece’s cousin’s friend is a sushi chef, and he wanted to make some cushions, but after a half-assed attempt, he gave up. The good news is I got his goody bag of project failure. While the Japanese motifs are not really my thang (there are 8 similar panels) there’s 1.5 meters each of these coordinating fabrics. Girl, you know I gotta get my sushi roll on!
That orange-red sketch-like fabric is worth a gold star sashimi plate alone.  But you throw in the other two, and it’s like feasting on a shushi platter that’s all for you.  (Don’t you hate when sushi is served at events, and you have to act all demure and only have one or two pieces, but really, you can eat about seventeen? Then you have to wait until everyone’s had some and then go back and get what’s left over, but all that is there is like the eel, and really, who wants eel, and even more really, who ordered it in the first place? I. Know.)
Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for this week’s Sunday Stash-a-thon!
You should do the same.     

If you ever want to get sushi together, I promise not to judge how much you eat.
The same goes for fabric–well, maybe if you eat it.

17 Responses

  1. Esther F. says:

    What-the-sushi??? You get all the luck!
    It is unbelievable: fabric and a sushi-promis in one day!
    Now, don't eat it all in one go, you hear?
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  2. Paula says:

    I must admit I was a bit surprised to see that panel fabric when I started reading your post, but scrolling down and the gorgeousness appeared. Great selection of fabrics.
    Confession time: I must admit that while I don't generally order it, I will quite happily polish off the eel sushi that everyone else ignores – I blame it on the years I spent working with eels in the past.

  3. audrey says:

    Yes, I was also surprised by the first bit of fabric, but the second picture makes it all come together. Yum!

  4. Sooli says:

    Love that gorgeous orangey-red, I love other people bearing gifts of fabric (not that it happens very often)!

  5. Vera says:

    I was recently browsing through one block wonder book and there is one awesome quilt made out of japanese motiv fabric. So you can alway cut those up and get extraordinary result.

  6. You are really funny.

  7. Wow, love the orange and the gold! And totally with you on the sushi, although at our place it's the kids who demolish it before the parents get a look in ;o)

  8. Leigh Anne says:

    Those solids are golden! You can all of my sushi portion 🙂

  9. Yay for more fabric. You seriously are a fabric magnet! 😉

    Ooh and those sketchy prints will be very versatile. Btw I happen to know of a paper pieced sushi block… you know… in case you're so inclined to start paper piecing, you just let me know. 😉

  10. Wish someone would show up at my door offering bags of fabric. Asian motifs aren't usually my thing either (this happens a lot when you show your fabric; I think we are long lost fabric BFFs) but maybe you could find a quilt where this would work for the back?

  11. Nony says:

    Oh, those co-ordinates are lovely. I actually enjoy when I find a line where I enjoy a co-ordinate more than the feature, feature prints can be very over-rated. And if you want to throw in some of the main print, throw in a bit of fussy cutting and some little paper-pieced kimonos and you won't even be too overwhelmed by the print! Also now there is somebody out there who doesn't have massive, gilded, Japanese print throw cushions, which you could say has worked out for the best.

  12. Gina says:

    Maybe Alyce would like the Asian motif?? The other prints look great together and I definitely see cushions in that fabric stack.

  13. Books_Bound says:

    Oooo, I love the bottom three. Also, sushi, and now I really want it, so thanks for that. 😛 Sadly, I recently moved back to Nebraska, and I'm not brave enough to try it in such a landlocked state. 😉

  14. Am L says:

    Gotta love rich, saturated colors! I completely agree about the eel. It's sweet and has a strange texture. When we order a sushi combo we always ask for no eel. BTW, next time you are in the Bay Area of CA, I can recommend a fantastic sushi restaurant in Los Gatos called Sushi on the Run. : )

  15. sadashige says:

    If I ever open an opium den, I am commissioning you, Dame Molli, to design the interior!

  16. No eel for me either. Their life cycle is too hard fought for to kill them.

  17. Katy Cameron says:

    Sometimes leftovers aren't so stinky then!

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