Sunday Stash #133 – Lost & Won
The goodies just keep rolling in! (Maybe that’s because I just keep buying them?!) I promise they are not going to waste though. I’m on this new kick to make the greatest effort to use the things that I buy rather than just stashing them. I’ve got a closet full of fabric that has been stashed for another day, and I feel so guilty for those poor fabrics. There are some good ones hiding away in there, and they will get their turn, if I have to quilt until I’m 87. The thought of that is both terrifying and hilarious!
So this week let me show you how I lost and won at this scenario. I bought these four fat quarters at my LQS, The Remnant Warehouse, during BOGO Free Fridays a couple of weeks ago. I’m not really sure what they are, but don’t they look pretty together? I was having a downer day and needed a little pick me up–fabric always seems to do the trick. Loser part: I haven’t used them yet, and I’m not really sure how why when or where. Buying them did make me feel better though, so that’s surely worth the twelve dollars I spent! (Cheaper than therapy, or a bottle of vodka, that’s for damn sure!)
Conversely, I’m totally winning with this thread. I bought this Wonderfil from the Tutti variegated range called Citrus at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair. It’s a blend of yellow, white, lime, and let’s call it, um, burnt lemon. And how am I winning? Well, you may notice that isn’t even a full spool, and no, I didn’t get ripped off. You see, I started free motion quilting my I Sleep On the Bottom Bunk quilt! This is the first full quilt I’ve FMQ-ed myself, and while it’s not perfect, I am rocking it harder than Debbie Harry’s bangs. Y’all know I would normally use Aurifil, but they didn’t have a similar enough colour way. (Sorry, Alex!) I find this 50 wt a bit heavier than the Aurifil 50 wt, but so far no major dramas. I’ll keep you posted.
The other bit of hot news, is this week’s winner of the Fabric Floozy Giveaway sponsored by Sydney shop, Material Obsession. This is one of my new fave places which is why it is too dangerous to visit often! Mr. Sparkles randomly picked kerrlamb to receive the 2.5m KM Studio for Free Spirit fabric bundle.
I didn’t manage to get another sponsor lined up this week for a Fabric Floozy Giveaway, but I’ll endeavour to do so next week. If you are a shop owner and want to play along, feel free to give me a shout! Otherwise, make sure you’ve got me on the ‘Gram at molli_sparkles to always know what the latest uppity up is!