Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sunday Stash Report

What does one do when a spring snowstorm hits, and the quilt shop closes early? One plays with one's stash additions for the month, that's what!

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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  1. What a dilemma - will it be solids or Denyse Schmidt in 2017?? some lovely stuff there - love the Behind the Scenes range

  2. I always look forward to your blog posts. I've already learned a lot in such a short time. As a new quilter, the new lingo is fun. I've made a baby quilt and the denim circle quilt. Won't do that one again. Currently working on a nine patch. I find it relaxing & enjoy actually completing them. Thanks, Pat

  3. I am really tempted to order some Behind the Scenes for a cushion but i am trying not to add to my stash too much this year. Maybe if I only order a charm pack, I will not feel too guilty. Maybe?

  4. Maybe a position at the quilt shop wasn't so good for your stash! Looks like some awesome fabrics nonetheless... Sandi


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