Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Stash--A Christmas Story

With all of his time off at Christmas and everyone else at work, hubby created little blocks out of wrapping paper.

I must admit that it feels a bit weird to be writing about my makes me feel a bit exposed and naked.  Why is that??  Am I ashamed of my fabric stash??  Honestly, my stash isn't very big and is made up of crazy different fabrics.   Up until this point I haven't paid much attention to designers or fabric lines.  Instead I purchased random things that made me happy.  I'll pair something that was just released with fabric that has been on a shelf for several years, as long as I think they belong together.

I have to say I'm a lucky girl, my husband supports my quilting addiction and shenanigans.

Even he himself over the years has started playing around with quilt design.  He loves to graph out blocks and have me enter them in EQ7 to see what his creations look like.  (I haven't talked him into actually constructing a quilt...he'll wear down eventually.)   And when it come to the subject of fabric and what goes together, he definitely has his own opinion.

A few years ago at Christmas time, he decided to go out on a limb and order me charm packs.  He likes to choose things that make me step out of my comfort zone, but I think that's a good thing.  Since the charm packs went over so well, he's carried on the tradition.

Holiday In Kashmir was a quilt born from charm packs he purchased.

So this is a post about fabric I didn't buy....

The first set of fat quarters has a funny story behind them.  One of my favorite televisions shows from my childhood was Mamas Family.  My friend John and I had a favorite episode we dubbed, Gooseberry Jam (its actual name Rashomama).  So enters two bundles of Moda's Gooseberry by Lella Boutique and a bundle of solids that match nicely.  Oh, and lets not forget my favorite...Aurifil thread.

Oddly enough, my husband has a weird love affair with batiks.  In his world, almost all quilts are made from batiks.  Based on these purchases I also wonder if he's having a love affair with Judy and Judel Niemeyer. (If he is, it's ok as long as I keep getting fabric...I can turn my head)

Some Hoffman Bali Batiks also managed to make their way into the mix.

As well as Multi Good Vibrations...and who doesn't need good vibrations?

When I was putting away this fabric, I ran into 3 small layer cakes he had purchased last year that I had completely forgot about.

Now the only question is what to use all this fabric for.  I'm 100% open to suggestions.  At this moment in time I'm clueless.  A few ideas might be bubbling in the back of my head.  Sandra (my good friend over at mmm quilts), maybe Swoon??  One thing is for sure...he will not let me forget they are there and needing loved.  

For the most part, I don't foresee my stash growing too much this year.  My allotted quilting space just won't allow it, unless I start voting people out of the house.  Hmmmm.

Today I'm linking up with Sunday Stash.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

How awesome to have such a supportive husband. I like that some of the fabric purchases are linked to wonderful childhood memories, too. :)

Nancy J said...

Batiks, my favourite by far, and what a wonderful collection, wonderful man to think of patterns, fabrics, and gifts galore.I am sure you will find patterns for these.

Sandra Walker said...

Move over Judy and Judel, I want your husband!! Bahaha. He made quilt blocks out of wrapping paper??!!! Aww, send him to me. Now. Seriously love this man! And that shirt! Okay, penny dropped: he's not having any of Judy or Judel or me, nuh uh, he's got plenty of good vibrations with smokin' hot YOU. I think a Swoon in batiks (as I told you) would be fab. As of this afternoon, I have half my fabrics for it decided upon...once I calm down here after thinking about what it could mean for my quilting life to have your husband, I'll find the other half!!

Stitchin At Home said...

I'll second the swoon in batiks. My hubby would never buy me fabric, not that I would ever try and stop him if he did.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love his shirt. He's a keeper. I don't work with batiks (except the odd one), so I have no suggestions for you.

Lisa J. said...

I think you should listen to Sandra a Swoon in batiks would be awesome. I have a friend who is about 1/2 way through a swoon in batiks. I have another friend who make Park Bench in batiks, it looks awesome as well so maybe you could make just about anything.

Cheryl said...

Your husband is the best! I love his shirt!

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