A little while ago, a scrapbooking friend of mine challenged herself to create 30 page layouts before she bought any more paper crafting stash. I thought this was a great idea and pledged not to buy any more Fat Quarters until I had *actually* finished a quilt top. I have stuck to my promise…..so far!
Today I spent some time going through my stash, looking for fabrics to fit the July brief for the Friendship Quilt project. Jacky’s colour scheme is terracotta/rust and green. For some reason I find terracotta quite a difficult colour to interpret. The two fat quarters above seemed to fit the bill, although on screen they look quite orangey and having searched online just now to find the name of the fabric line, I see the colour of the feathery print is tangerine. They are both from the Moda Flora collection by Lauren and Jessi Jung, for those of you who like to know such things.
The next two are half yards that came, in a bargain bundle, from The Eternal Maker. According to the selvedge the patterned fabric is “Texture Stripe” by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller. The other fabric has a lovely silky texture and a shot appearance. I’m thinking perhaps this is Oakshott fabric. I’ve never seen any before, but have read about it on Kerry’s blog and it seems to fit her description. I wish I had more of it as it would be perfect for dressmaking.
So that’s some quilting fabric that I’ve had around for quite a while now. This next one is some gorgeous fabric I spotted in a basket, outside a local charity shop, while I was doing a post office run this week. I have no idea what the fibre content is. It is quite heavy and has a wonderful drape to it. A silky feel, but a matt finish and although it’s not cotton, it doesn’t have a man made polyester feel about it either. Any suggestions? I got a the whole 5 metre length for just £6. Bargain!
They also had this 3 metre length of crisp printed cotton for £4.50, which will be perfect for a fifties style sun dress I have in mind. I’ve not worn white since having my first born almost 17 years ago. Time to live dangerously.
I hope I’ll be forgiven for sneaking in some dress making fabrics, along with the patchwork stash. They were too good not to share. Have you added anything new to your fabric stash this week, or dug out some old favourites for a new project? Perhaps you might like to join in with Sunday Stash too. There *may* be prizes!