Friday 8 June 2012

adding to the stash (again)

On Tuesday last week, I visited the local Big Box Store and came home with these two fabrics which I have shown you before.
pink blenderbeige blender
The pink is being used for the bag that I started on Monday, the beige has been added to the stash – one can never have enough neutral fabric, right?

On Saturday, in wild, wet weather, WM drove me across the city to the Fabric Remnant Warehouse. Our mission was to choose a ‘border’ fabric for the Country Houses quilt which is to go on our bed (the sooner the better with temperatures dipping to 3°C - 37°F - last night). We came home with four metres of this beige and cream pin-striped fabric from the “A Day in the Country” range.
2012 pins stripe beige and cream
And this flannelette fabric somehow came home with us too!
2012 flannelette - race
It is destined to be a quilt for Older Grandson who, for some reason unknown to all the adults in his life, is mad about Formula 1 racing!

On Sunday, DD and I went to the final day of the “30% off all fabric” sale at the Big Box Store. These half-metre-pieces ($2.80 metre) will be added to our stash:
2012 zigzags2012 dotty stripes2012 stripes
and this pile of fleece ($3.50 metre) will become ponchos and/or animal blankies.
2012 fleece
On Wednesday I had an appointment in a suburb quite far from home so took advantage of the distance travelled to visit another branch of the Big Box Store. I needed some black flannelette to go with the racing car fabrics shown above but I also ended up with these three half metre pieces.
2012 navy and white
Perhaps there’s a navy and white quilt in my future?

Finally, yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Caring Hearts Community Quilters. A lady in my quilting class is de-stashing and made a generous donation of quite a large amount of fabric. These pretties followed me home. Now remember, these are not mine – they are to be used in quilts and returned to the group for donation to a local hospital.
elephant fabricfabrics - turquoise and purple
Better get sewing on some of my WIPs so that I can get to these!


  1. Oooh, lots of pretties came home with you. Looks like lots of happy stitching with that lot!

  2. Wow! what a great amount of stash enhancement :-)

    Love the 0.5 metre pieces from the big box store. I am carefully staying away from all such stores until my stash is a bit smaller :-)

    Happy sewing!

  3. Looks like you scored big! I especially love the strips and zigzags.

  4. The same way we prepare for winter by stocking the pantry, a quilter must stock up also! Good job!

  5. So many lovely fabric acquisitions. New fabric is always full of so much possibility. Enjoy!

  6. great fabrics. love those stripes.


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