Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Stashing


Ah, Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel, oh how I love thee!  I've been debating on purchasing this fabric ever since it hit my Instagram feed.  Honestly, it wasn't 100% love at first site (I think I was sick that day).  But, when Pat Sloan released April's The Children's Library block, Alice in Wonderland and I saw her block in these fabrics, I knew I had to order some, just for this block.  No picture can do these prints justice.  They are AMAZING.  After they showed up in my mail box I couldn't wait to chop them up!


Pretty sure I'm going to need more!

Another package found it's way to my house this weekend...several spools of Aurifil Thread!!


Soon these spools of thread will all be frolicking in a quilt top together and I will be sharing it with you, but alas not yet.  Ordering just the right thread online can be tricky.  Computer monitors and picture lighting can drastically skew what a thread color actually looks like and for some reason, matching turquoise is the worst.  So awhile back I broke down and purchased an Aurifil color chart and now there is no guessing at all.  I know exactly what I'm getting.



Saturday, David and I took at trip to one of our favorite LQS south of us, The Quilt Shoppe.  This store has fabric in just about every color you could think of.  It's many nooks and cranny's make it so cozy and inviting.  The shop owner has a wonderful 30's reproduction, civil war reproduction and batik sections.  The rest of the fabric is in sections by color.  After about 2 hours of walking around and petting all the pretties, this is what I walked away with.


I really am having a love affair with fabrics with text.  I have no idea what I will do with this, but I'm sure it will find a home soon enough.


Next up, is a few random FQ purchases.  I thought these greens and purples would look lovely in the Medallion Sampler QAL over at Stitchin at Home, that I am working on.  I was able to make a bit of progress on this one, but I'll save that for another post.


Sandra (mmm!quilts) and I have been kicking around the idea of working on the Sewcial Bee Sampler, later this summer when our schedules slow down a bit.  I plan to piece my blocks using a FQ bundle of Paradiso by Moda Fabrics.  I've been searching for a sashing fabric and finally fell in love with the Moda Grunge on the left.  I'm thinking the gray linen print will be my block borders and the white will go in some of the blocks and an extra fabric choice.  Note to Sandra:  we need to start this sooner than later so I stop buying fabric for it :)  This is actually the second time I've bought sashing and border fabric for it...quilting confession.

Last but not least, I decided to pick up another pair of Machingers quilting gloves.


The pair that I have now, have definitely been well loved.  The rubber tips of the fingers are quite discolored from use.  The gloves themselves have little picks in them from where the cats will snatch them up and run off to play with them.  Sigh, I can't have anything nice.  It was just time for a new pair.  It's a quilting item I cannot do without.  

The temptation to purchase more fabric was strong, but I held back.  Being a two quilter household, I have to leave room in the budget so that Dave can pick a few things out too :)


Today I'm linking up with Sunday Stash and Main Crush Monday.


14 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What fun additions, Tish. Having a color card can be such a help. I agree that computer monitor color matching is very tricky.

Stitchin At Home said...

A thread colour chart is a necessary item it makes picking thread so much easier and a new pair of machingers are another necessity. Two necessities and a little fluff not bad.

Kat Gray said...

Lots of lovely stash additions, especially the thread.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful block and fun stash additions! Machingers quilting gloves are the best.

-Soma

Wendy said...

Those threads are just yummy. If you don't have room for that text fabric, just send it on over and I'll take care of it for you ;-) Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Sounds like you had a great shopping trip. It's a wonderful idea to get an auritil colour chart, I have to buy it online too, one of my local shops sells it but only a very few colours. I too am in love with Moda Grunge, I have a few colours now, but I never want to use them, crazy. I recently lost a quilting glove and I just bought a new pair, I agree Machingers are wonderful, they are so light I hardly now I have them ion, well worth the investment. So now I have three gloves, so if I loose another I will still have a pair, although I still have high hopes the missing one will still turn up.

KaHolly said...

Great purchases! I'm certain Dave appreciates your restraint! XO

Vicki in MN said...

Wonderful stash acquisition's!! I was recently given the Wonderland fabrics, working on a donation quilt with them.

Jayne said...

Color cards are so amazing. I don't have any...but if I did I'm sure they would be! Your fabric haul is surely going to give you some beautiful blocks. Love the blue grunge color!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

That grunge is so delicious looking, I just want to lick it!! LOL And a thread color card is a necessary quilting tool. I recently added the Omni card to my collection - talk about drooling! Sigh....I love thread almost as much as fabric.. :)

Sandra Walker said...

That would suck that you have to leave room in the budget for the second quilter in the house...but wait, no, when that second quilter, A. shares his fabric (he DOES, doesn't he?!) and B. creates gorgeous patterns for you (and me) to sew up, it's a good trade-off. Ya, I've got 2 stacks of possibilities for the Maureen and Sharon's QAL too, one is Pardisio as well, since I found a more appropriate line for my aunt, and yup, we need to start sooner, so I can spread out the making of the blocks...we have another FMQ project planned for later this summer too, remember? I need two of me I think! I'm like Jayne, I have no colour cards for thread or for solids...one day.

krislovesfabric said...

Looks like some great acquisitions and the Alice fabric has been calling my name softly...I have a feeling if I saw it in person some would follow me home :)

Jen Shaffer said...

One of the reasons I never use Aurafil, I need to be able to match colors. One of these days I may need to order a card.

Beautiful colors of threads and fabrics!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I have some of this too!! I have been behind in blog reading and missed this post. Funny when I bought it last week, I thought of you! And you have made a start on it, it is all in my head so far

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