Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday stash #6

Good morning! All is quiet in my house this morning. The boys are playing LEGO and hubby is having a very hard earned Father's Day sleep-in before heading off to work - yep, you heard right - my lovely hubby has to go to work today :(. And then to add insult to injury....there is NO quilt group this afternoon either!! Golly, I guess that just means I'll have to sew at home ;)

So....what lovelies have made it into my stash in the past fortnight? Here's a peak -

Last week was the Coffs Quilters and Embroiderers exhibition so after my boys had hockey, I dragged them along to check it out. I thought that this year's quilts were a little more exciting than last year's - more colour, better fabrics and even some contemporary designs. There were several businesses with stalls so it was worth a look. Below are some small pieces (12" square or so) that I picked up for $1 each....kinda hard to resist - I mean one can not have too many spotty fabrics, and there was even some Kate Spain Terrain in there! The little birdie fabric is for Kristy from Quiet Play - she is such a lover of all things bird!

There was also a table selling $1 FQs - I only found this out because I bumped into Jane and she showed me her little bag of goodies. can't have too many dots and spots and I thought that the green might be interesting to use in a paper piecing project.

I bought 3 FQs of this red sewing fabric.....not really sure why.....I thought I might be able to either use it to make a new cover for my tabletop ironing board, or maybe fussy cut it for a paper piecing block. I do like the bobbins!

I was also lucky enough to receive some squishy mail this week. These lovelies came from a little FB business Fabric Letters and Appliques. I bought half a yard of the Hungry Caterpillar fabric - I still have a large bag of scraps and bits and pieces left over from the Caterpillar quilt that I made one of the boys three years ago. I am hoping to put together another quilt as a gift for a little girl who has a love of caterpillars. 
I also couldn't resist the dandelion fabric (you know me!)

Also included in the parcel was half a yard of this groovy sushi fabric.

I have big plans for this fabric. I have joined a new paper piecing Bee with a group of gorgeous gals from QCA - we are going with the moniker of Wombat Stew. Alyce from BlossomHeartQuilts is kicking us off for September and has requested a "Sushi" theme. So I will be busily trying to design an 8'' x 8" block involving this fabric to send to Alyce in Japan! Nothing like a challenge! If you are interested, you can follow our Bee progress on Flickr - Wombat Stew

So I think that's it! I have had been very good this week - there have been no other fabric purchases/ordering online!

Linking up with the lovely Fiona!


  1. Now I quite like those birds and large dots or does that make them spots? You will outclass us all in the Wombat Stew with the sushi fabric.

  2. Oh you lovely things - those birds caught my eye immediately!

    The sewing fabric is very cool - would be great for fussy cutting. I love that you are buying fabric now with paper piecing in mind - a convert indeed! ;)

  3. Oooo, I love the sushi fabric! That red sewing fabric would have jumped into my hands too, I have a bit of a thing for sewing themed fabrics, they're fun :) And I agree, you can never have too many dots!