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19 April 2010

Stash Freshening Purchase

Unfashionable though it might be these days, I still enjoy going out for a stash freshening purchase once in a while.  My favorite shop had a very nice sale this weekend so I (over)indulged.  A buddy went along with me and egged me on - she is VERY good at enabling me to believe that I NEED another kaleidoscop-able print.

I went with the intention of picking up just a few batiks...

...and a few of the newer black and white prints...

...which went rather well.  Sadly, I left my blinders at home so when I started walking towards the cutting table I accidentally saw everything else in the store.  I felt obliged to pick up a few color blenders...

...they all fill in gaps in my stash very nicely.  Then of course I tripped over several bolts of eye-grabbing novelties and in an effort to keep others from tripping on them as well I put them into my basket (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)

One or two are actually for non-quilting projects, but I'll accept the blame for all of them.  And finally, there was this one black, grey, white, and blue print that really caught my fancy.  I want to make it the focus of a simply pieced quilt (think turning 20 or other similarly simple pattern).  I picked up a little of the same shade of blue in tone on tones, but I'm sure I have enough black, grey and white to round it out.

I'll need to start whipping out the tops pretty darned fast though, otherwise it'll be out to the shop to build another cabinet.


  1. Wow! I love all the fabrics! fabulous purchases! :)

    I still buy fabrics as well! :)

    I love the flower prints I think on picture 5 from the top, do you mind looking what line and fabric company they are from? Thank you!

    Happy sewing!

  2. Oh WOW! Now I wish I'd gone over there Saturday. I was thinking about it. I love some of those fabrics you picked out.

    Hope this means you've felt like sewing again!

  3. Good for you! I totally resisted the urge!


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