Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunday Stash #20

No blogs this week as I've had just one major task - finishing off the king-sized double pinwheel. There's only so much even I can say about that. It's not been "Driving Miss Daisy" so much as "Binding Big Momma". Hang on, that sounds like a dodgy self-published book on Amazon. Snigger. 

I have had a couple of fabric deliveries to add to my stash so I'll tell you about those instead.

My first Frivol box has appeared from Fat Quarter Shop.

FYI international (ie non US) customers - it got stuck in customs for a while so you know what they means. Disappointing and I'm probably going to have to rethink what I buy from Fat Quarter Shop if that keeps continuing to happen.

For those of you who are on the shelf about Friviols (they're not cheap, particularly with a customs charge on top!) and are wondering what you get for your £ or $AUS or €, here's what the tin contains.

I've left out the secret surprises so as not to spoil anyone's fun. The tin is fairly sturdy and I can see myself using it again in the future, perhaps to store charm packs or mini charm packs. For now I'll stash it away for a rainy day. 

Next up I had a splurge at Southern Fabric and amongst other things, got some of their bespoke scrap bags. OMG where have these been all my life?! For less than $20 you can get lots of full width cuts ranging from 2.5" wide upwards. Most of the strips in my scrap bags were way wider than 2.5" with a lot of them being at least 4" or wider. 

First up, the Saffron/Bark selection from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 collection for Free Spirit Fabrics. 

There are some huge chunks of fabric, way bigger than a fat quarter in here. 

There's also purple and graphite colour ways but I like the colours in this one. Plus, hello orange! I'm definitely thinking a square within a square/ economy block design for this one. 

I also bought the a scrap bag of the Burlap colour way of Joel's Birch Farm collection.

Loving the 20s Art Deco feel to this collection. I'm thinking quartrefoil or something similar design wise.

Finally a scrap bag of Miss Kate from Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

 Whilst there's still some big hunks of fabric here (nothing smaller than 2.5") it shows which collections are more popular than others and therefore which ones the shop is likely to only have skinny strips of left. There's still loads here though and all very useable. I feel the need for some contrasting Moda solids in green, red and pink and then I'll see what inspires me!

Happy Sunday sewing (and if you're in the UK rainy Bank Holiday sewing!). I'm off to write that book...Er, I mean bind that quilt.


  1. Love your new additions! I was so tempted to join in on the Frivols bandwagon....the surprise part almost did me in! But right now, I really need to use up what I have before there is an accidental avalanche of fabric in my sewing room! Love the Miss Kate Scrap Bag! And Birch Farm is gorgeous!

  2. Yummo!!
    I;ve been wondering what was in those little boxes, thanks for showing us! Is that a 10" layer cake?
    I'd love to read your binding book on a rainy day ;0

  3. Great stashing! I wonder if the customs charge happened because it's a tin?!