Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Stash and De-Stash

Looking through my "new stash" basket, I see I've mostly bought books this summer.

I have one new little bundle of fat quarters: it's "Letter Writing for Sewists" from Sew Me a Song. It's all fabric with postcards or text on them. A great addition to my "low volume" stash.

Two of my book purchases are by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio. Weeks and Bill will be among the faculty at Quilt Colorado this July. The last I heard, there is still room in their classes. If you're in the Mountain West and like modern quilts, this is a rare chance to take a class with some icons of modern quilting.

My plan is to make their "Share and Share Alike" transparency quilt from pink and berry Peppered Cottons. Details to follow!

Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession is one of my favorite modern designers. One day I am determined to visit her shop in Sydney, Australia!

Pam and Nicky Lintott of The Quilt Room in Surrey, England design some of my favorite "strip club" quilts. Here's their newest book, not just for 2.5" strips. They've designed a new ruler for Creative Grids and this book features some great quilts using that ruler.

Quilting with a Modern Slant is chock-full of eye candy. It's a compendium of quilts by 70 modern quilt artists. If your "quilting mojo" is fading, this one is guaranteed to get you excited.

Remember "Stack the Desk" quilts? Karla Alexander has a new book:

Stack, Shuffle, and Slide looks to be a great use of my extensive "solids" stash.

A Colorado quilter, Pat Syta, has a new "sampler" quilt book, Red at Night. I promised a grey-and-yellow quilt to my daughter, Vanessa, maybe this will be the pattern?

I spent the better part of an afternoon this week searching for a particular fabric needed by a friend to finish her quilt. I soon realized I had never actually bought that fabric, it was blogged as part of a "virtual fat quarter stack" contest. But while digging, I found several quilt "kits" that I realize I will never, never, never use.  So I'm going to offer one each week to 52 Quilts readers.

Here's the deal: I'll give away the fabric, free. The recipient just has to pay postage. Anywhere in the world, just pre-pay the postage via PayPal, and the featured quilt kit is yours!

This week's kit is an almost-full jelly roll of Vin du Jour by Moda. I cut away part of two strips to finish my Jelly Roll Quilt for January:

It also includes 4+ yards of background fabric and 1+ yard of the dark purple print. Plus a Cozy Quilts pattern, "Yin Yang."

If you'd like to have this "kit," just comment with your PayPal address and zip code. I'll respond with an invoice for the postage, and Vin du Jour will be on its way to you!

I've a new BOM on the design wall -- come back tomorrow to see "Toes in the Sand!"

From the desk of your auntmartisignature


  1. Oh my! Totally Love!

  2. So do we have to sign up each week? And what if we don't have a paypal account, can we send you a check to cover postage costs? Would love to be a part of this fantastic offer of generosity!!!

  3. Lots of lovely books to read Marti. Will keep a look out for kits. Hugs....

  4. Lots of lovely books to drool over...Love that purple border fabric too - going to have to be quick off the mark for these "specials".

  5. If the first person doesn't take it I will
    Tawetal at aol dot com
    Thank you for your generosity


    Crazy how we always find what we're not looking for :-)

  7. What a treasure!
    markstahler at sbcglobal dot net

  8. I have eyed the Letter Writing for Sewists bundle a couple of times, it looks so fun, I look forward to some more of your destashing ;)

  9. I just got the Sunday blog in my inbox so might be too late for this but will try anyway.
    V3G 2M4 Canada

  10. I should try again, forgot my playpal address.
    V3G 2M4 Canada
    rosyquilter at g mail dot com

  11. With Dad a postcard collector, I need to find that Letter Writing for Sewists site! Thanks for sharing and making me look for more fabric!!

  12. If you get to Sydney for Material Obsession you'll have to come to Adelaide and I'll take you to McLaren Vale for winetasting!


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