Sunday Stash #157 – C&S Edition

Welcome to Sunday Stash #157, the Cotton & Steel edition! I’ve said on my blog before that I wasn’t really a fan of the Cotton & Steel fabric ranges. However, I’ve always been a major fan of the ladies doin’ it for themselves; truth! I think what has previously stopped me from doing my own keg stand was that everyone else was already so tipsy, I didn’t really see the point of having some too. So I just sat over in the corner, like boring Mrs. Bakersfield, stirring the fabric juice, rather than diving in for some of my own. Okay, well, on my last trip to Japan, let’s just say I got druuuuunk in more ways than one!

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As I was sorting through the F8 bins at Tomato, I kept pulling out pieces that I liked with no prejudice. Nearly each time I’d rummage to find the selvage only to find that it was indeed another Cotton & Steel selection. I was obviously in a very receptive mood to their powers of persuasion that day. By the way, I made sure only to get those that had their cute little selvages still intact. Unfold, fold, unfold, fold, unfold, fold, unfold, fold; I’m surely not the only one that does that!

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I must say that I tend to like the more neutral blenders, rather than some of the kitschy, novelty-esque prints, but that’s just my normal inclination anyway. Like I said, these are all F8s, so they’re being filed away into my stash to be used with larger fabric pulls for a colour spectacle. I know we’ve discussed how much fabric one should buy as a standard (half yard was the general consensus amongst most of you), but there’s something to be said about using lots of varying bits in the one quilt. It’s like an Impressionist painting (e.g. Claude Monet’s Water Lilies) with lots of glistening shades and tones culminating in a more richly saturated piece of work. That’s why I still buy F8s, there’s a place for all yardage sizes in my stash!

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This is the last Sunday Stash before Christmas! I hope you’ve got all your Christmas shopping completed (Mr. Sparkles certainly does not, ahem) and you’re not furiously trying to make one last set of fabric coasters. Fix yourself a Christmas martini instead, it will treat you much better than Aunt Edna ever could! Hopefully, you’ll all have some fabulous pieces to link up next week after you unwrap your own fabric goodies from under the tree!

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6 Responses

  1. Ms Midge says:

    Welcome to the dark side! I’m using all C+S for my Farmer’s Wife quilt….. I never thought I’d ever make something like this, but I’m LOVING all my little 6.5″ blocks made from C+S! I am hoping I will happily destash and part with my huge stash of them after I’ve finished the quilt! 🙂

  2. When I order a FQ bundle, that’s the first thing I do…unfold and see if I got the selvage!

  3. Deb says:

    Glad that you’ve joined the C & S wagon! Enjoy the holidays!

  4. mary says:

    I’m with you, I very much felt like I just didn’t get it with C&S, someone sent me a mini charm pack of basics which although still unopened has some great prints, and then I bought 4 metres of the viewfinders because it was super cheap and will make a great backing!

  5. Glad you’ve joined the club! They do make amazing basics and I’ve worked bits of it into so many of my projects! Hope Mr Sparkles manages to pull it out of the bag this Christmas 😉

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