Sunday Stash #123 – Shimmer 2: The Sequel

Oh the glitter Gods have been good to me this month! I think I’m going to use up all my fabric karma pretty soon though because look what came in the mail. That’s just a little package from Ms. Shimmer herself, Jennifer Sampou. But wait, something doesn’t seem quite right here. I just made a whole queen-sized quilt out of Shimmer, and I certainly don’t remember that sparkle on white fabric below being part of the collection. Hmm, you saucy minx, what type of rouse is this?
Wait a minute… Oh! No you did not! Y’all, stop your lives.
[dramatic pause]
This is Shimmer 2: The Sequel. 
Flip me over because I am done. I can’t even deal with this right now. Here I thought I was going to be happily living with Shimmer for the rest of my life, and all of a sudden his hot younger brother shows up. Dilemna! I need a Sonic burger, onion rings, and a cherry limeade slushy to go, because binge eating is the only thing that’s gonna get me through this emotional roller coaster! 
Sparkly disco balls anyone? I need it as wallpaper on my ceiling and I’ll never sleep again! Do you even realise how difficult it is to find black fabrics in fabric collections these days? Low volume has taken over the entire quilting world. It’s time to crank up the volume and keep the club rocking 24/7 at the Haus de Sparquel! 
Obviously, Jennifer knew I’d been yearning for a turquoise colour way because she went and added one! She’s clearly in tune with her peeps! I’m already thinking about being totally dangerous and using that as a neutral. Yes, in my world, turquoise is a neutral! Black, turquoise, and navy … gaaaaah … silver me timbers because I’m about to fabrigasm right here on the spot!
Okay you low volume lovers. Jennifer’s got you covered as well. She must be an equal opportunity fabric enabler! I expect to see these in your projects come September when the new Shimmer 2 collection will be available at all fine fabric retailers. Start asking your LQS shop owners for it now though, so they can start making space on their shelves. Well, not like they’ll need much space because if you’re anything like me, you’ll be buying all the fabrics. Now excuse while I go and continue hyperventilating in the corner.

20 Responses

  1. I found out about Simmer 1.0 on your blog, and I'm using it in the #timberQAL and it's just freaking gorgeous, so you can bet once I save up some pennies I'll be grabbing this too. Some fabrics are pretty, but tend to get stuck on the shelf because I just don't know what to do with it, but this stuff gets me so excited to pull it down and start cutting. Mmmmm! Thank you so much for sharing <3

  2. Ali W says:

    Be still my beating heart! We must have identical shimmer crushes as I am also very thrilled that a second series is coming soon! AND I agree with you that black and navy are not nearly as widely available as they ought to be and something needs to be done about that! Thanks for the heads up! I can now start planning my own shimmer quilt v2.0

  3. Jo says:

    Can't wait to see what lovelies you make with this. Beautiful

  4. V Hair says:

    You lucky lucky boy! I've just managed to get my sticky mitts on version 1 and have just found out there's version 2! And let's be honest – the world was lacking shimmery disco ball fabric. Squee!

  5. memmens says:

    Oh it's looking so good, I'm not sure I'd use it though, just stash and stroke it! Can't wait to see what amazing creations you come up with.

  6. Kacey says:

    Well isn't all this just fabulous?!

  7. Jayne says:

    To be honest…I have never 'shimmered' any quilt/sewing project! Which is normal for me since I am always way behind the newest and latest trends! I do love the touch of sparkle!

  8. Agreed… turquoise as a neutral. At least my stash seems to indicate so! So much shimmery goodness.

  9. fabrigasm!!!! lol! They are gorgeous!

  10. Anne Beier says:

    Beautiful fabrics. Question – I linked up my Sunday Stash post with you, and used your link. I can't remember what google gadget to add the code and button to. Please let me know. My e-mail address is Thanks.

  11. ~Diana says:

    Love the Sparkles~Molli! 🙂

  12. Carol Q says:

    coo – very sophisticated sparklies – need some of those….

  13. I really love your fabrics! 😀 xx

  14. greeneggs says:

    'Fabrigasm' heeheehee

  15. Esther says:

    Lucky lucky you. What a fab pressie to receive. I but it becomes something beautiful too.

  16. marina clark says:

    And breeeeeth, ata girl love the Aqua.

  17. Stunning and thanks for the PSA about how fabulous this new line will be! 🙂

  18. Salley says:

    "Haus de Sparquel" . . . snort.

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