Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Stash

It has been a long time since I have shared some of my fabric acquisitions. Rest assured I have still been picking up some new fabrics for future projects.  I just have not allowed myself to start too many new things.  There are just too many other WIPs around my sewingroom that need my attention right now.

I did purchase a fat quarter bundle of Melody Miller's Playful and a great Cotton + Steel blue backing.  I don't have a plan for this one yet but I adore this fabric so whatever gets made will be for me!

A recent trip to my favorite local quilt store (Quiltwork Patches in Corvallis Oregon) had me buying up some backing pieces for my stash.  I like to buy 4 or 5 yard pieces when I see a great deal.  And around $5 a yard is a great price!  I do have projects in mind for two of these - the rest I know will eventually find a home. 

Yesterday I received some happy mail from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I took advantage of their basic of the month sale and picked up these 4 yard pieces of Basic Grey's Grunge fabric.  I enjoy having lots of different background fabrics in my stash - and when I can get them on sale, I enjoy it that much more!

I also added these fun polka dot fabrics in to the mix.  I won them from Diann over at Little Penguin Quilts.  I have a few ideas on how to use them swirling around in my head but I haven't made a final decision yet. 

Diann also tucked in this adorable little pincushion made from some Gleeful scraps.  I absolutely love it!  In fact, I now have it in my livingroom so I can use it for pins/needles rather than my sofa back like I have done in the past.  Thanks Diann!

I think there have been a few other pieces that have found their way to my house.  I will try and be a little better at sharing what I am buying.  I know I always like to see what fabrics people buy and in what quantity.  I will be linking up with Molli Sparkles.  
It will be fun to what fabrics other quilters are adding to their stash.


  1. I need to keep yardage for backing in mind more often when I see sales - that is a great idea and I know you'll be using them up in no time! :)

  2. Love that polka dot fabric in your second photo! I, also, wish I had more yardages for backings in my stash. Such a good idea!

  3. Lol on using the pincushion instead of your sofa! I miss the LQS I frequented in the last town where we lived - I used to stock up on the same type of $5/yard backing fabrics. I love Grunge - great score! I just got a load of Utopia and am going to try to find time to blog about it.

  4. I love that C&S blue fabric. My brother lives in Corvallis. I should send him over there to see what goodies he could find for me! Of course, the postage to Minnesota would probably eat up all the savings.

  5. When I was in the guild in Alberta, I was known for "interesting backs" but it was because even way back then, I'd snag yardage on sale for backings. I always scope out the sale section in any quilt shop for that very reason; of course I try not to just zoom immediately there, have to peruse the regular merchandise and offerings first, right? (and usually find stuff there too...) Behold a rather large stash! That Grunge background fabric is delicious--does the white have a mottled look to it too? I am missing being in Florida (my bank book isn't though) to take advantage of the great deals at FQS...and Craftsy...sniff. Diann's pincushion is adorable; yay for your winnings!


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