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Fabric Stash + Basting

Over on IG (instagram) this week, I owned up to my fabric stash and my fabric addiction. It actually was a really good exercise for me. My husband and I always had an agreement that I could buy fabric just so long as it fitted in my sewing room…..well then my shelf broke and that is where this all starts ­čÖé

So, my guest room landed up being the temporary storage room when my shelf broke (fall off the wall). Finally, this weekend I decided it was time to organize the fabric that had landed up there and move it onto comic book boards. Folding underway….

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After around 3 1/2 sets of boards (each containing 100 boards) folding was complete. In this lot I have cotton and steel yardage (all of the prints), Katarina Roccella – Indelible, all of Alison Glass’ lines, Joel Dewberry – Bungalow, both of Francis Newcombe’s lines, Heather Ross….and more.

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So, that was my overflow room. I decided I would own this totally and also shared the fabric actually in my sewing room. The first side of my project table contains my basic stash….all prints organized by color [Blues | Teals/aquas | greens |reds/pinks |oranges |blacks/grays | multi-color | browns/yellows |Purples/low-volumes].

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The second side has been organized by designer and has my solid stash (which is mostly Kona). IMG_2395

Lastly, this is the messy part of my current storage that does need reorganizing (underway and hope to complete before the weekend). Down on the floor on the left, it starts with a bin/pail for all pre-cuts. On the book-case contains Project bins, Aurifil thread boxes, Linens/ Japanese prints, my fabric line from Spoonflower | more project bins,  quilting books |Flannel, Corduroy, Minky and Batting etc. On the far right side on the floor I have two more bins, 1 contains all the kid prints, the other fabrics that I use for bee blocks. IMG_2396

My goal for showing this is threefold;

  • is to really admit what I have,
  • and then take the steps to use and reduce the stash,
  • reorganize and move my overflow stash back into my sewing room.

From a project standpoint…..I finally got around to basting two of my quilting projects. I was at Spoonflower, last night, and got enough space to baste this one. Yay, onto quilting.

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Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (button on the right).

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This way, That way….testing

I decided to give my This way, That way quilt design a go today. I have to say I love the block. I still need to work on the dimensions, so that the measurements are not 5/8 or 7/8 etc. Personally, I prefer to work in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4…don’t you??

After finishing the first block and liking how it looked (coming up), I decided to pull my blue stash out and come up with 38 more blues to finish out this quilt. Yes, I have all these in my stash. In the photo each two groupings, a dark and light blue, will represent a block.

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Below are a few photos, on the process I took to make the first block…trying out the design to see if I could get it to work, you never know right ­čśë

  1. I cut all the pieces. Some of the pieces for the center I made longer to account for error.ThisWayThatWayBlock1_FabricCut
  2. Laid out the center of the block ready for sewing.ThisWayThatWay_Center_Layout
  3. Decided to try and just sew each half with no guidance. I might change the center of the block to be a paper-piece pattern, or at least add some steps for measuring and lining up the cross.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Center_unfinished
  4. Center is complete, laid out border 1.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border1_unfinished
  5. Border 1 complete, laid out border 2.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border2_unfinished
  6. Block is complete and will be a 14″ block (14.5″ x 14.5″ for seam allowance).ThisWayThatWay_Block_Border2_Finish

If you remember the design (you can find here), I have an alternate block that switches the dark and light blues around and border is white instead of grey. Here are the two finished color ways of the block.

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I am liking it so far, 1/2 a row finished ­čÖé only 5 1/2┬ámore to go. If you are interested in testing the block or the quilt pattern out for me, once I have the pattern, written up let me know.

The fabric used for these two blocks are:

Block 1:
Light Blue: Architextures – Blue Print in Blue,┬áCarolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Dark Blue:┬áMaritime Modern – Maritime Moby Blue, Marin Sutton and Riley Blake Designs
Outer border: Ash Grey Kona

Block 2:
Light Blue: Technicolor – Braid in Navy by Emily Herrick, Michael Miller Fabric
Dark Blue: Architextures – Scribble Notes Navy,┬áCarolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Outer border: Kona White

Linking up to “A year of lovely finishes” and “Sunday Stash”.

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Sunday Stash {11.08.2013}

So I gave you a peek into how I store my stash on Thursday. I have to say my buying has changed of late. I was buying mostly fat quarter bundles but lately I have been buying individual yardage as I don’t like whole collections. Today’s selection I purchased from Hawthorne Threads.

Ashbury Heights by Doohikey DesignsStash_AshburyHieghts

Wash Day by The Henley StudioStash_WashDay

 

I am linking up with Finding Fifth, Sunday Stash.

Peek into my stash

I was watching yesterdays posts, as folks posted about their fabric stash as Sarah asked “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” and created a linky party for today. I loved the idea. I thought I would let my photos do most of the talking so here goes…

First off let me show my latest addition to my stash that I purchased from Hawthorne Threads. It is Just My Type by Patty Young for Michael Miller:
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Ok, now onto my addiction (yes!!! I will be the first one to admit it is an addiction). I store my fabrics using comic board inserts and store most of my fabric in my work table. At the moment, it is a little messy and I need to store all those fabrics onto somewhere ­čÖé
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On one side, I store collections and solids. You may be able to recognize…Lotta Jansdotta Glimma, Stof Uno, Lizzy House Constellations, Indian Summer, and some Tula Pink. Not too bad right???
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The other side I organize by color…and I am running out of space.
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Finally I showed my new project storage and scraps the other week, but this book-case also stores my linens, charm backs and corduroy.
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That is my stash, I am linking up with Sarah over @ Sarah Quilts.

Spoonflower Sunday Stash {04.08.2013}

For my birthday, back in June, I received a gift voucher for Spoonflower.com from a close friend who obviously knows me well ­čÖé

Luckily for me, it did not take me long to spend the gift card. I bought some of Holli Zollinger’s new line – The farmhouse collection. From left to right….Farmhouse Bark Red, Farmhouse Flowerbed Grey, Farmhouse plus and dash aqua, Farmhouse beaded triangle grey, Farmhouse picket red, and Farmhouse garden aqua.
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And a few other miscellaneous 1/2 yards. From left to right…

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Linking up with Amanda over @ What the Bobbin? who is hosting Fiona’s Sunday Stash (@ Finding Fifth Blog).

Fabric Stash Sunday + Morris Island Lighthouse

Well it’s no longer Sunday…where did Sunday and Monday go??? Anyway, I have some great fabric arrive the last two weeks.

Firstly, is my new Kaffe Fassett fabric, a mix of stripes and solids weaves which I have never owned before. I already have a project for these. I want to do something similar to Adrianne’s Cross quilt using the cross pattern in the book Simply Retro (page 17, which you can see on amazon). Purchased from Hawthorne Threads.

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And finally my Heather Ross pre-order arrived….and I love it. Briar Rose reminds me of this wonderful little dress I had when I was 5 which was blue with red or pink strawberries hence = LOVE. And yes I bought extra yardage, of the pink, green strawberries and the white + red strawberries.RossBundle_Stash

Besides the stash photos this week, our last stop in Charleston, SC was Morris Island Lighthouse and Folly Beach. I loved the drift wood at Morris Island Lighthouse beach and it was so cool to see a lighthouse surrounded by water…even though it was a little far away to get a good photo.

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We went round the corner to Folly beach which was at high tide…now, I could see myself in that cool mint colored beach house. Look at that roof deck.FollyBeach

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Fabric Stash {14.07.2013} + Pin cushion

I have been busy, busy, busy this weekend. I have finished the baby quilt but I am going to hold out so I can take some good photo’s, but I did get to share it in our quilt guild meeting today. I got some great feedback, it looks pretty with the binding and now being washed.

Also, at the quilt guild there was a pin cushion swap…..this is the pin cushion I made (it is based on this Christmas Ornament I found on pinterest this weekend). I filled it with brown rice – next time I think I will mix it with stuffing and rice. Linking up with Let’s get Acquainted Monday, hosted today by Em @ Sewing by Moonlight.
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Alyssa over at Pile O’ Fabric, has a great new fabric stash link up where she gives you a color palette to start with. I loved this as I have some great Spoonflower fabric that worked in with my bundle.PurpleGreenFabricStash

  1. Joel Dewberry, Aviary
  2. Riley Blake, Chevron purple on purple
  3. Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelet
  4. Samarra Khaja, Sticks & Spots, Stripes & Dots (from Spoonflower)
  5. Lori Craffey, Berry feathers (from Spoonflower)
  6. Lori Craffey, Zig zag mulberry (from Spoonflower)
  7. Henry Glass, Cruzin’
  8. Jason Yenter, Bloom Modern
  9. Jenn Ski, Chicken Wire Green

So I am linking up with Alyssa @ Pile O’ Fabric and Fiona @ Finding Fifth.

Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s posts for the “Let’s Get Acquainted New Bloggers” Blog hop hosted by Beth @ Plum and June.

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