Last week, both Ashley and Kate commented on pulling great stash fabric. Thank you and this post is for you guys 🙂
I love fabric!! My husband would definitely agree with me, when I say “I am an addict and proud of it”. I started off without much of a stash, but over the last 6-8 months that has been rectified. Now, one of my favorite things to do is pull fabrics and put them together and see how different they can be with fabrics not from the same line.
One of my favorite core colors is grey, it is so versatile. You can use it
As a main color – this is an example with my Lotta Aerial quilt
or you can use it as a background fabric, whether it be a pattern/low volume
or as a solid, neutral
I recently bought a variety of grey fabrics and I thought I would share my bundle. These will be a staple in upcoming quilts.
From left to right:
Summersville Spring – Black Smoke (purchased at my LQS – Thimble Pleasures, NC)
I have definitely taken advantage of the recent fabric sales online. Thanksgiving buys will be coming, when the fabric arrives. In the meantime, I had a discount code for 15% of at the Fat Quarter Shop, and I bought a LOT of the new Kona Cottons. They are so bright and wonderful, I can easily sit and look and dream for hours (well maybe I am exaggerating, just a tad). This week, I had posted some of my new projects made from the new colors.
What I had not featured, was the amazing new Greys the Kona Cottons now have. I plan on making a grey, white and black quilt next year so I stocked up. I am so excited, they are fantastic….there is shadow, graphite, sliver, shoal, coal etc. (no particular order).
A big question…….When you buy your solids how do you store them??
The reason I ask…..The other day, I ran out of some cream/off white Kona solid and I couldn’t tell you what it was. Not a big deal unless you want to buy some more of the same color. I decided it was time to buy a Kona color card….that helped narrow the choices down. I now have two colors it could be. Hmmm.
This event lead me to my new addition to my existing fabric storage method for solids.
Fold fabric to a width that is no wider than a comic book board.
Wrap fabric around comic book board (I buy my boards from amazon.com).
Write a label with color on it and place at the top of the board (Label is about 1″ x 0.5″).
Place in shelf (I store my solids in color family).
Hope you enjoyed the tip. I have so much more to show you but it will have to wait I suppose.
I am linking up with Sunday Stash which is being hosted this week by Molli Sparkles.
First off, it’s my sister’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Sis.
The other big news today is that I finished my first baby quilt top (that now makes 1 x mini quilt, and 1 x twin quilt top)…yippee !!!
Simply Stars I love V and Co. “Simply” charm packs. They are so bright and colorful. The designs are very geometric but still whimsical, perfect for a baby quilt. The other great thing about this quilt, is it came together really quickly. Each star block took me about 30 minutes, and each 9 block took about 15 minutes. I love that it was so quick and easy.
After much practice, I think I finally have the knack for matching square blocks. I am very proud how aligned everything is. I was able to take some quick photos this afternoon which is very lucky as we have had thunderstorms/rain every afternoon for the last two weeks. Today is perfect weather!!!
Anyway that’s it, here are some of the details
Name: Simply Stars
Design/Inspiration: No pattern the inspiration came from these two quilts that appeared on pinterest….Reverse Hopscotch @ V and Co. and Elephants on Parade @ Sew Crafty Jess.
Fabric: Simply Style and Simply Color from V & Co. for Moda + Kona White. Size: 54″ x 54″