I am so lucky to have a boss at Ruth's Stitchery who is willing to order any little thing staffers admire. When the Moda fabric rep came by, I raved and raved about the new Jen Kingwell lines. So Cathy ordered not only the complete line of "Just a Speck," but also the complete line of Jen's backgrounds, "Behind the Scenes."
I made the June Jelly Roll Party sample using "Just a Speck." But I bought a quarter-yard of every one of the "Behind the Scenes" fabrics just for my low-volume stash!
Friend Teresa owned the Denver shop, "Treelotta." The brick-and-mortar shop has closed, but Teresa occasionally has a pop-up shop in her home. I was over the moon when I saw that she had the newest Tula Pink collection, "Chipper."
And she also had Denyse Schmidt's "Hadley." Sharp followers will point out that I already owned quarter-yard cuts of this line. I'm thinking maybe 2017 should be the year of DS! All Denyse Schmidt, all the time!
I added a few scraps of Anna Maria Horner to my stash, preparing for a shop sample. Ruth's has the complete new AMH "True Colors" line, but none of the older fabrics. Some friends from Front Range Modern Quilt Guild are doing a QAL using AMH's "Color Dive" pattern. I could probably provide AMH fabrics for all who want to participate!
I also picked up these adorable vintage notecards featuring McCall's pattern illustrations at Ruth's Stitchery. I can't decide if I want to use them for birthday cards for special quilty friends, or frame them!
And my bedtime reading is now Amy Butler's Blossom -- Vols. 1 & 2, now available in print.
Last weekend was the Springtime in the Rockies Shop Hop and the Pueblo Quilt and Stitch Expo -- I'll share some stash enhancement from the two show next time!
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