Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Stash

and whoa, what happened to THAT week? As Gretchen Rubin says, "The days are long, but the years are short!"

I know one day disappeared when I went to the 5th birthday party for Front Range Modern Quilt Guild. What a great group!

On the way home, I enjoyed a little "stash enhancement" at Sew-ciety in Castle Rock. They're all settled in to their new location, and better than ever.

You know I can never resist a good text print. And this new Moda collection, "The Wordsmith" by Janet Clare is a winner.

The background is a creamy off-white. And instead of actually words, Janet used squiggles in varying tones to suggest text.

I only bought three half-yard cuts, but the whole collection is yummy!

Here is a picture of the whole collection (lifted from Moda's website):

Janet blogs at Janet Clare, and I'll be returning to take a closer look at her blog as soon as I finish this post!

In other exciting news, Vol. 2 of Scraps, Inc. is in shops now! Chock full of inspiration for scrap hoarders like me!

And most exciting of all, Friend Kari V. is a major contributor!

Not only did she design a pattern for the book -she designed the book!

My Design Wall Monday will feature Kona's Color of the Year, "Highlight." If Pantone's pink-and-blue is too subtle for you, try this screaming yellow!

I tried hard to capture the brilliance of the shade, but inside photos just can't. Trust me, it's the yellow of the original hi-lighter pens!

I'm planning a Houndstooth check quilt a la Tula Pink -- with a surprise!

Ruth's Stitchery continues to grow their "modern" fabric collection. I squealed like a little girl when Sonya opened these two new precuts from Jen Kingwell.

Lollies is an obese-eights collection. Each yard of fabric contains eight prints! I couldn't bear to open mine yet, but here is a link to Moda's website where you can see all the prints.

The Wilmington trunk show at Ruth's was a big success. It was more like a "many trunks" show. The quilts were made with Wilmington's Strip Packs in both cottons and batiks. 

I hoarded "Jewels" (batik strips) in two colorways. I think they will make spectacular "Rolling Fields" quilts, don't you?

Which reminds me, I haven't shared my Rolling Fields quilt yet!

Last, but certainly not least, my new "low volume" subscription from Pink Door Fabrics has begun. Chelsea has promised to send me a list of what the fabrics are -- the only one I recognize is Blueberry Park. 

Are you ready for Tuesday's UFO Parade? 
I'm not, but I hope to be by then!

From the desk of your auntmartisignature


  1. I had a low volume subscrption last year and loved it.
    Ooh! Jen Kingwell's new lines are all spots and blenders. I like the look of those too!

  2. Hi Aunt Marti, I missed you at our FRMQG retreat. But it was great to see you at the anniversary party. I have a fat quarter bundle of The Wordsmith for sale at for $72.


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