Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{Fabric Stash}


Hey there! Did everyone have a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday?? Mine was beautiful! I have always loved Valentine's day,... could have something to do with the fact that it's also my BIRTHDAY!!!! I turned 23,......... errrr 32 yesterday. Monday I received a flower delivery from the Mr., yesterday we had a quick take out dinner at home (I don't know about you but going out for dinner ON Valentine's day is always a huge ordeal, I try to avoid it) and watched some super silly Tuesday night television. (does anyone else think NEW GIRL is freaking hilarious?!?!) Today I received a generous gift card from the Mr. for Quilt Asylum and Saturday evening we are going on a dinner/movie date (thank you Grammy for your babysitting services). What a cool Valentine's WEEK!! Thanks husband! What are all of you up to?? Do you hate V-Day? You either love it or hate it really. Whether you're married, single, dating,.. I hope that you spent the day surrounded by love.

I have been doing quite a bit of stash building since I last photographed my fabric storage and I always forget to take pictures when I get home with my haul. SO I spent a while last week taking pictures of my "new" fabrics. Some are for very specific projects, but the majority, like the stack pictured above, are just because they are too pretty to pass up.

Sandi Henderson collage

On my last trip to Quilt Asylum I had the lady there cut me a 5" strip of all the Secret Garden prints by Sandi Henderson. I guess Michael Miller isn't on the pre-cut boat, so the ladies at QA were willing to assist me in making my own "jelly roll". Now I can use it on a "jelly roll friendly" quilt without buying wayyyyy too much fabric. Very sweet (and patient) of them! I also snagged up some yardage for backing/binding when Fat Quarter Shop was having 40% off all Secret Garden!! SCORE! In that first little picture are some additional SH prints I have collected,... for no reason at all! (I believe they are all from the Meadowsweet collection)

secret Garden

Is anyone else drooling over Loulouthi?? I know I know.... it's been out a while, but it sure is pretty!! SO I got a few prints. :)

tula pink

Random Tula Pink prints. TP is always beautiful.

Same goes for Amy Butler!!

Amy Butler

The picture above, on the right has two pieces of Amy Butler fabric that I bought at MARSHALL'S!! I bought a twin size AB duvet for $10!!! and ended up with these two huge pieces of fabric! that was a pretty exciting day.

Joel Dewberry

Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 for Laila's big girl room.

Boy Fabrics

Fabrics for the boy,... oh that boy. :) He definitely needs another "manly" quilt around the house. He's always playing on pink quilts with flowers and ruffles. We are going to work on that!


Chevron fabric, uh because chevrons are FABULOUS!

Picnik collage 1

These are random stacks of DS for Joann, Joann bargain pieces and sale pieces from my LQS. Sometimes I find the greatest fabrics at Joann hidden in with the not so great fabrics. ;) I love when that happens. And all the Joann coupons!! I never pay full price for anything at that place!


Above is some yardage I bought at another quilt shop out here called Happiness Is,... Quilting! They were having their anniversary sale the few days after Thanksgiving and were doing a buy 3 get 2 free on EVERYTHING in the store! I stocked up! I got a TON of fabric! I needed to make sure I had backing fabric for the fat quarter bundles I've been hoarding, Bliss & Ruby are a couple. Here's what happens to me a lot,... I buy a fabric bundle/charm packs/layer cake,... etc. and it sits and sits and sits until I have the PERFECT project for it. THEN by the time I'm ready to use it, I can't find the yardage for backing, sashing, borders, binding etc. and then that leaves me with unfinished quilt tops. Boo. So, this time, I'm ready for it! I rarely buy yardage without a project in the works, but it hasn't really worked in my favor that way. Don't you just LOVE that aqua scalloped fabric from Ruby?!?!

fabric collage 1

Chevrons,... which I already showed you and Sweet Nothings by Riley Blake. Love the colors in that line!

I also got a bundle of Little Apples from a friend for Christmas that I apparently forgot to take a picture of. I guess I should stop hoarding fabric and start using it! It's a little weird, but I HATE when I use up any one fabric! Then I feel like I need to replace it. Whaaaat?? Can't let go?? weirdo! Does anyone else get sad when they use their last little bit of a fabric? I guess I just like to know that it's there for me to use, otherwise, I will have the perfect place for it in a project and it will be GONE! Yes, I have a problem!

I want to see your stash!! Leave a link in the comments with your blog and more specifically, your stash post if you have one. Maybe there will be a giveaway in the form of a small fabric destash if you link it up!