Sunday Stash #239 – At the Very Beginning
I must be a quilter with a reputation. At the very beginning of my US holiday, after touching down from a twenty-two hour journey from Sydney to Tulsa, Oklahoma, I was met at the airport gate by Grandma Sparkles and my aunt, Tracy. It was incredible to see familiar faces and embraces that I could collapse into after flying Southwest Airlines. I don’t know how you Americans do it; I reeked of peanuts and mediocrity. It was a far cry and many tears from my international first class affairs!*
My reputation had obviously preceded me because it wasn’t five minutes into our reunion, and Tracy was already throwing fabric at me! She’s also a quilter, and I take full credit for getting her all jazzed up about quilting again after a lengthy hiatus. She got so hardcore into it that her thumb fell off her hand. #truestory Kids, don’t try this at home! So anyway, Tracy had some extra Brandon Mably half yards left over from an intense, no holds barred quilting session that she decided I needed. Who am I to say no?
Brandon Mably designs for Free Spirit fabrics via Rowan, part of the Westminster Fibers family (or something like that!) These pieces are from 2016, but heaven only knows what the collection is called. I have to be honest with you, dear Glitterati, I am a Mably / Kaffe novice! I’ve never made anything with their fabrics, and they are completely outside my wheelhouse. So tell me, do you combine them with other fabrics, or do they only work together? Do you piece both big and small with them? Am I overthinking this? Should I just shut up and sew?
So over the next few weeks I’m going to continue to share with you my holiday fabric journey. If all this happened in the first five minutes, you’re not even gonna believe what happened when I went looking for the good stuff. Stay tuned!
*New readers: These are jokes. **Old readers: Do I even need to say that anymore?