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!

11 Responses

  1. V Hair says:

    I've seen a blue/green fabric somewhere but danged if I can remember where. I think it was in a collection with cartoon butterflies. Doh. Love the variegated thread and I'm in awe of your ability to FMQ with cotton. Mine keeps breaking so I've reverted to Isacord.

    • The O's says:

      Try a different brand of needle… I had a problem with Klasse or Smetz (?) needles in my Janome shredding the thread – Gutterman, Aurifil, Wonderfil… spoke to Janome – machine cost more than my car… swapped to Janome brand needles et viola, no more shredding/breaking. There's a minute mm of a difference in length but it made a massive difference to not only my sanity but also me loving my machine…

  2. Sewmotion says:

    I love those fabrics, don't stress about using them yet, they deserve to be stroked for a while! We all have stash guilt, but it makes us happy, which ain't no bad thing.

  3. Jen Barnard says:

    The turquoise fabric is from a moda line by Sandy Gervais called Soho Chic.

  4. Emily C says:

    I don't feel guilty for collecting. i collect many things, fabric, thread, nick knacks, patterns, stamps, pens, note pads(to name a few). I have had people try to liken it to hoarding. They have no clue what they are talking about. My husband collects comic books, but dislikes my fabric collection (to give you an idea). I like to go through my collection, before starting a new project, to see if anything I already have works. I have made a few projects straight from my stash, when making presents for friends and family. When I get inspired from something I see online, I often already have what I need, or only need a few things to finish it(this is mostly for smaller projects). So, I really love have a variety of material on hand. (sorry if I am a tad rambly, it's 7:30am)

  5. MsMidge says:

    That navy is one of my favourites…… Anna Maria Horner – Field Study! ps. I'm pretending I didn't see that spool of thread…. x

  6. Jayne says:

    I love the thread! I think I'll start hoarding thread instead of fabric…there are just so many gorgeous colors! I'm excited to see how your FMQ is coming along on the quilt. Perfection is so over rated, especially when FMQ is involoved! (so, that's my experiance!)

  7. Kitty says:

    That navy and bright pink fabric is making me droooool! If you sit on it for too long and feel like it needs to go to a loving home where it will be not only stroked, but also made into something beautiful stat, just keep me in mind, okay? 😉 wink wink

  8. SewPsyched! says:

    I cant wait to see your finished top bunk quilt!!

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