Sunday Stash #113 – California – Part II

I’m slowly, yet feverishly, working on finishing up my queen-sized AMH Feathers quilt. It wasn’t until I sort of got half way through constructing the blocks that I thought to myself, “Um, this shit is real and you need to start thinking about a backing.” Do you do that, too? It’s like I can’t commit to buying backing material until I’ve fully realised that the front is gonna happen. Then I had a small freak out thinking I wouldn’t be able to find yardage of Jennifer Sampou’s Shimmer range. All was not lost though. Hawthorne Threads had plenty, so I got the white for the backing, and the bronze for the binding. This quilt is gonna be dripping in luxe.
Oh, and do you even see what’s in this picture? Yes, that is a rotating cutting mat! AAAH! I’m so excited by this. It actually makes me want to go make some half square triangles, so that it and my Bloc_Loc rulers can make mad, sweet love. There’s ten new rotary blades for me, and a new rotary cutter for daughter, Charlotte. (<–pictures and post pending on that last note).
This is the part where it gets all random, and not even crazy-cakes-me knows what’s going on. I think my stash must be having babies. That happens, right? Surely I can’t be responsible for all of this fabric buggery? Oh, that’s right, yes I am! (Go figure.) I just found these Jeni Baker half-yard cuts that I purchased from Intrepid Thread during last year’s Black Friday sale. Only three months later, but they’re still fabulous!

Someone stop me! But then, Sunday Stash would never be as fun! 

13 Responses

  1. One Wee Bird says:

    I'm totally with you on the fabricky babies….completely conceivable explanation for the multiplying fabric in my basement 😉

  2. V Hair says:

    I have so much fabric I thinks it's about to declare itself as an independent nation. Those Shimmer fabric are gorgeous – how did I miss those?! *shuffles off to look at Hawthorne Threads"*

  3. I have a charm pack of the Shimmer – I go to use it, then bottle it completely and put it back in the cupboard lol! One day I'll be brave enough!

  4. I treated myself to that same rotating mat this week! Our MQG is doing the charity quilt thing and making HSTs – making it an essential purchase… like bread and milk really. Guess what Kona colour is making an appearance in those HSTs? WASABI! I totally hear you on not buying backing until the top is finished… it's a scary, scary proposition. I've been burned so many times… but that Shimmer is too good to do without!

  5. Kacey says:

    Oooh, jealous of your rotating mat! You'll be an HST-ing machine!

  6. memmens says:

    I think I really need one of those rotating mats, just not the most exciting thing to spend money on! Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for Charlotte, are you getting her trimming for you?

  7. I never even THINK about the backs until the top is done…but that shimmer is to die for – must have! Also must have that rotating cutting mat – will be looking for it at Quiltcon for sure!

  8. Scrapatches says:

    New blades + lovely fabric = sew much fun! I have a mat and cutter like this and bloc-loc rulers and I just love them,
    I am linking up for the first time. Some beautiful fabrics in the links. Thanks for hosting … 🙂 Pat

  9. I'll go with the multiplying and having babies theory. I'm sure that's what's happening in my sewing room.

  10. Katy Cameron says:

    Hell, I often don't even think about a back until the top's done!

  11. Love the shimmering netting fabric!! I may have to add some of that to my stash! You will love the rotating cutting mat with the Bloc_Loc rulers! They really will speed up the process! Thanks for hosting Sunday Stash!

  12. Anne says:

    Oh wow, that silver on white is stunning. I wasn't really "into" metallics but seeing your AMH feathers quilt has totally converted me. I LOVE the backing and binding, perfect choices. 🙂

  13. Anne says:

    Oh, and I totally never buy backing or binding fabric until the front is done. I change my mind far too often to buy it in advance!

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