Sunday Stash #223 – The Last of the Last
Are you ready for the hodge podge of all fabric buying? Sometimes I wonder where my brain is at when I’m shopping for fabric because I am never that person that goes into a shop and is all like, “Oh, I just want like a half yard of Anna-Maria Horner’s Mod Corsage range, please and thank you.” I’m more like, “Gurl, I want it aaaaallllll raaahhhh gahhhhhhhhhhhh!” I must look possessed with crazy-fabric-eyes. It’s like I have been starved of fabric for thirty-
three, four, ahem, *cough* five (maybe) years, and suddenly I’ve been let out of my cage, and I turn into a hot pink version of The Hulk. It is Cray. Z.
So these are the last of the last of the fabrics I bought from on my U.S. trip back in March (are we still talking about this?) Yes, indeed we are! Because when I go shopping, I shop hard. Especially when it is at a place like Intrepid Thread that seems to have everything I want. Okay, so above you’ll see there’s a bit more from Anna-Maria Horner’s Mod Corsage range, as well as a gold-flecked yellow from her Loominous collection. If you’re ever looking for a fabric designer to mix and match, AMH is a wonderful place to start.
I’ll never need an excuse to buy more Art Gallery Pure Elements solids, they are my go to solid of choice. However, I also picked up a scrap of the Kona Colour Chart printed panel because it will make an awesome backing fabric for a pillow, or the lining for a pouch.
Now, I have to apologise for these two photos, because I realise you can’t see the white tone-on-tones at all. You’ll have to believe me when I say they are fabulous. Fabulous, I tell you! I’m not sure about the top middle one, but the other two are from Heather Given’s Paper Obsessed collection, and the ones below from Carolyn Friedlander. (Friedlander I believe). Total sidebar, but have you seen Heather’s latest called Literary? It will be mine!
I had to throw in a bit of Maureen Cracknell and Bonnie Christine for good measure. I actually think these are the first pieces from them I have added to my stash, so it was about damn time!
Also, finally hitting my stash were a few pieces from Grafic by Latifah Saafir. She is one of the nicest people on the planet, and when we met for the first time at QuiltCon, it felt like we had been friends for years. Then she goes and puts out a collection inspired by graffiti, street art, and Los Angeles, and it totally resonated with me. I wasn’t enamoured with the entire range, but these abstracted lines created from telephone poles and birds on a wire really hit the mark! I love finding fabrics that really transform once they are cut up and pieced back together.
This last and final image piece showcases two richly saturated prints from Cotton + Steel and Sarah Watson’s Birds Eye View which was released through Cloud 9. For those unfamiliar, Cloud 9 is an organic fabric house. I have to tell you, the organic fabrics are really bringing it to the table these days. They’ve got just as much punch as any other brands, so don’t exclude them from your world of possibility!
Thank you to Julie at Intrepid Thread for letting me shop your warehouse, and spending my last hours before flying home in the best possible way with friends and fabric!