Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday Stash #18

I wouldn't have a lot to show at this week's show-and-tell but for a lightning trip to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. In and out in 1.5 hours - I was a fabric shopping ninja. Look at this bag of goodies!

First up, a fat eighth bundle and a layer cake of Winterberry by Kate and Birdie for Moda. I love this line and it was on my list so hurrah!

Continuing the Christmassy theme, jelly rolls of 25th and Pine by Basic Grey and HolÅ‚y's Tree Farm by Sweetwater both for Moda. Admittedly these weren't on the list but should have been! 

Still in the festive spirit, a layer cake of Cold Spell by Laundry Basket Quilts, Jingle by Kate Spain and Evergreen by Basic Grey, again all for Moda.

A jelly roll in Sewing Box by Gina Martin for Moda (not on the list but look at those colours!).

Also not on the list but definitely in the "I just have to have it now that I've seen it" category were these charm packs of Honky Tonk by Eric and Julie Camstock and True Luck by Stephanie Ryan for Moda. Honky Tonk will be perfect for a boys baby quilt and how haven't I seen True Luck before?! Those washed out soft pastels with grey are lovely! 

On the notions front, I had Bloc Loc rulers and Clover's glass head quilting pins. I managed to get a flying geese (goose?) ruler and a 2.5" and 6.5" ruler from Bloc Loc and the pins (too dull to photograph but invaluable!). I find that my very fine Clover flower head pins are great but being so fine they bend easily. The glass head ones are only slightly thicker but much more stable. 

Not from FoQ but still added to my stash from Fat Quarter Shop were layer cakes of Honeymoon by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel and Sturbridge by Kathy Schmitz for Moda. These were on my list but I couldn't find them at FoQ so Fat Quarter Shop to the rescue!

Perhaps the most important addition this week was a lovely pen I was given by a lady I met at FoQ. She'd flown all the way from Sydney in Australia to attend! I truly hope it was worth it! The pen is branded with the name of one of her guilds so, on the off chance that there are any members of the Campbelltown guild reading this, hello! 


  1. Ah, I'm jealous of your trip to the FoQ - I couldn't go this year because of a family wedding, but I went last year and had a wonderful time! Those are some lovely fabrics, I just picked up a Cold Spell layer cake myself. It's funny how we end up thinking of Christmas in the middle of summer, but I suppose it's necessary (for me at least!) to get started early to get things finished in time!

    1. But I'm sure the wedding was much more enjoyable then battling your way around the NEC! Yes, I think if I start some Christmas projects now I might be finished in time for 2017!

  2. Beautiful purchases! I can understand your love of those fabrics....I have some Cold Spell and True Luck precuts in my stash. And the Winterberry is next on the list! Your bag of goodies was absolutely drool worthy :)

  3. Looks like you made quite the haul! Great fabric choices! Been thinking about you, hope you are doing ok and feel better soon!

    1. Thanks! How are you getting on? I know summer can be a mixed bag with lupus?