Sunday Stash #240 – Put Your Graffiti On Me
Oh heavens to Betsi, it’s the weekend! I hope you’re having a good one filled with pink-frosted cupcakes and champagne supernovas! This week flew by as I got the last of my US fabric haul wrapped onto comic book boards, and then held a photo shoot for each and every piece. Some of those fabrics are divas, let me tell you. “Only shoot me from my good side,” they say. Then I started putting them all away into my fabric cupboard of love only to discover that they don’t all fit. Uh oh! I haven’t exactly figured out a solution except to sew faster, and the self-imposed fabric buying ban is in full effect!
Today I’m showing you the singular piece of fabric I bought at Mood in New York City. Mr. Sparkles and I have been watching Project Runway for years, so a trip to NYC would not have been complete without a visit to this iconic fabric shop. Mood specialises more in home decor and apparel fabrics, but there is a whole lot of other textiles to explore. While Mr. Sparkles hung out in the boyfriend chair near the front of the store, anxiously searching out Swatch the Boston Terrier, I found the small section (one shelf) of quilting cottons. Sidebar: Swatch had already gone home that day, so Mr. Sparkles was understandably disappointed. They didn’t have anything I didn’t already have (quelle surprise!) or really needed, but I did pick out this Alexander Henry print “tag you’re it.”
It’s such a riot of colour! I ended up buying a yard so I could use it for a pillow backing, crazy binding, or some well thought out patchwork scheme. I usually gravitate towards tone-on-tone style prints, but that’s virtually impossible with Alexander Henry. However, this is one of those pieces that will challenge me to think about how I use fabric. I think it’s important to have those in your collection so you can continue to grow in your creative process. Never stop learning! So while I only bought one piece, it was incredible to finally experience the awesomeness that is Mood. If you’re ever in NYC make sure you check it out, and give Swatch a cuddle from Mr. Sparkles!