Sunday Stash #117 – The End of the World

It’s finally happened, and it must surely mean the end of the world is upon us. I have no new fabrics to show you for Sunday Stash. Stop. Wait. What?! I know! Grab the canned food, take shelter in your safe rooms and put on the Armageddon soundtrack, because the locusts will be raining down any moment now! You surely don’t wanna miss a thang!
I know a lot of you think I am a fabric-a-holic and must buy the latest and greatest at any given moment. However, this is really not quite that true. I have been holding steadfastly to my mantra of remaining “fabric neutral” for this entire year. I actually have less fabric now than this time last year, and I love shopping my own stash! It’s like everything’s already on sale; free, even! 
I rarely get tired of the fabrics that I bought in the first place (I’ll admit, there are a few…) Nothing excites me more than dutifully using the last piece of some of my favourite fabric, because I’d much rather see it in a creation, rather than hiding it away in a cupboard. That’s not to say I don’t stash faves for that favourite project, or divine inspiration, but when either of those hit that project certainly jumps to the front of the queue!
Also, don’t get me wrong, I still buy–as evidenced by my previous 117 Sunday Stash posts. My buying habits though are now generally done out of necessity, pure joy for the surface design, or for fabric so cheap (that I still love) it would be a crime against the economy not to buy it. Once you embrace these buying habits it really frees you up to love what you have, and feel more passionate about what you’re creating. Then when you are shopping your favourite online store, or LQS, you can truly embrace your purchases with gusto!
So this week, I pulled a fabric bundle that I want to turn into something for my own house using a new fave colour combo: mustard, aqua, and citrine, with hints of grey. This bundle has thirty-eight fabrics in it–which even for me is quite a bit for a fabric pull–but I’m feeling it’s scraptastic beauty. It has a colourful luxury about it that feels like it would be suited for spring, which will probably be rolling around by the time I get it done! Remember we are in the southern hemisphere and just entering autumn here.
What will I make? Oh, I’d probably have to ask Miss Cleo that one, as only she knows! But I’ve been feeling simple patchwork, ombre, triangles and text lately. They might make the cut, or I might veer in a completely different collection. With all these glorious colours from the collections of Notting Hill, Aviary, Comma, Squared Elements, Minimalista, Collage, Oval Elements, Pearl Bracelets, Vintage Modern, and many others though, you really can’t go wrong! 
So if you’re like me, and just have a gorgeous bundle that you want to share with the rest of the blogging world, link it up below so we can all be inspired by your colour choices. You might be setting the quilt trends for the rest of us and don’t even know it yet!

14 Responses

  1. SewPsyched! says:

    I am loving your fabric pulls!! Cant wait to see what they become 🙂

  2. JB says:

    Wow, snap! Love your fabrics, wish I'd had more yellow comma!

  3. V Hair says:

    Love the selection! I tend to shy away from yellow in quilts but am trying to be better.

  4. memmens says:

    What a brilliant stash pull, yellow is certainly lacking in my stash, have you any ideas yet what they will become?

  5. Sewmotion says:

    I love you colour choices, and have stash envy! Enjoy!

  6. Jayne says:

    I am guilty of tucking away my favorite fabrics ~ too special to use! When I first started quilting & buying fabric, anything that looked 'not hateful' and was on sale somehow made it in my cart. I love a sale! Thank god I finally developed a style and grew some brains !! Your stash is amazing! Love citrine/lime!

  7. I love this concept of shopping your own stash … and would love to see more 🙂

  8. Your stash seems like a wonderful place to go "shopping"! That is a lovely pull and I look forward to seeing what you create with it!

  9. Vicki Price says:

    Sometimes when you let it sit on a shelf for a while, then bump into it again, it's like discovering it all over again!

    Not buying fabric is a "crime against the economy …" I'll have to remember that one!

  10. Alla Blanca says:

    I love that your yellow/mustard/chartreuse color adventure mirrors my own knitting detour this week.
    Also a big fan of shopping within my own stash–I encourage my friends to do so also (within reason, of course)!

  11. Mr. Briggs says:

    The color selection is astounding! I look forward to seeing what you will create with it. 🙂

  12. pajtr says:

    Oh, Dear Heart!!!
    I love reading your posts!!… A "visit" with you is such a delight!… You always make my heart happy!!
    (LOL! "Crime against the economy"??! That works for me!)
    Molli, I would love to shop your stash, too!
    … Looking forward to seeing what you do with your wonderful bundle!!
    Pat T.
    (in Michigan, where winter is reluctantly loosening its icy grip!)

  13. I love that this week's post encourages people to draw from their stashes instead of engaging in fabric based retail therapy! We all need a reminder of that once in a while…. I say all of us because I've yet to meet a quilter than doesn't bemoan the overabundance in their stash and swear to buy no more! 🙂

  14. Definitely a sign of the end times.

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