Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Stash

New year, new stash -- right?

I'm so glad I didn't announce a resolution to not join any new block parties at Ruth's Stitchery.

Because then I would have had to pass on this upcoming mystery: Border Creek Station. The theme is "Quilters Retreat" and it features the "Atelier" fabric collection from 3 Sisters for moda. The mystery includes an exclusive print only available with this quilt club. 

I'm a sucker for 3 Sisters designs. I love that red!

These are the fabrics Mary, Ann, and Yvonne helped me pull for the March Jelly Roll Party. Most of them are from a new Timeless Treasures Tonga batik collection:

Image of SOLAR ECLIPSE pdf quilt pattern
(photo from Elizabeth Hartman)

I've become so addicted to "low volume" fabrics, I couldn't resist Sew-Lux Fabrics' "Low Volume Fat Quarter Club."  Six new low volume fat quarters every month! Here is the first shipment:

This doesn't look like fabric, does it? It's two new hardwood cutting boards. No, I'm not taking up cooking. It's to flatten quilt blocks as they are pressed, a la Sally Collins. The best quilting advice I ever received was to place a heavy cutting board on top of the blocks after they are pressed, then let them cool. It really makes them nice and flat!

I've mostly stashed yarn this month, so if you're a knitter, come back on Thursday to view that stash! 

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  1. Dear Marti,
    a wonderful idea! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Mmm what yummy fabrics. I like the heavy cutting board idea, I must give it a go.

  3. That Solar Eclipse is going to be fabulous. You'll love that board. It really sets the seams well.

  4. Love the batiks. I might try that heavy board dea too - maybe a smaller version to start...

  5. I have long had a weakness for 3 Sisters and low-volume too.


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