Sunday Stash #80 – Saltwater from Overseas
Mama always said, “Don’t take candy from strangers.” But she never said nuthin’ ’bout fabric! What is it about Quilt Land though, that despite having never met most of you, I feel like we are old and fast friends? No, no, I’m not calling you old! I’m calling our friendship old … you know what I mean! I firmly believe that anyone that is willing to gift you fabric from the other side of the world must be a friend. So, with all that being said, my new friend Amy from 13 Spools sent me this giant stack of Tula Pink’s Saltwater range last week. She may have just been promoted to bestie! Oh, and we both sew on Jukis–meant to be.
I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I’m not really a #TulaTroop, so to speak. I like some of it, but it can get a bit too frilly, forest-animaly for me. Hold up: #TulaTroops, keep the rabid raccoons at bay. I don’t need them gnawing at my ankles in the middle of the night. Honestly, Saltwater has really grown on me months after its release. (Redemption?!) It is a slightly different colour palette for Tula–and besides the sea shell print (1988 called, seriously)–a bit more sophisticated than her last few releases.
Plus, there’s this. The tortoise shell print! This is where the conversation between Amy and I actually started; of course, we bonded over fabric! I had said to her how I thought this would make the best binding, and she was all like, “Well let me send you some.” And did she ever! We both agreed that we love it when Tula gets all geometric because she is so brilliant at it! Hexagons, pluses, low volume, and those little pops of lemon-lime… all. in. one. fabric. Gimme more, Tula, just gimme what I want!
Sparkle kisses to the lovely Amy for such a generous fabric gift, and I promise to make it work for me! Glitterati, if you’re not familiar with her blog, you best be gettin’ there now because it’s full of patterns, tutorials, fabric, beautiful finishes, and other goodies that make me strive to be a better blogger! (And that’s my real opinion, not just because she bribed me with fabric!)