Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sunday Stash ( or Oops I did it again!)

Well I have been behaving myself with fabric buying this year but when Equilter.com were having their big end of year clearance I just couldn't help myself. I decided to be sensible and I bought some nice co-ordinating blenders in colours I was a bit understocked on.

Then of course the dreaded Spotlight fat quarter sale (who can say no for $1 a fat quarter) could not be ignored.  (I apologise for the slightly dodgy photos but it was a very dark, rainy day here when I took these!)

I have a few nice pieces of Notting Hill lurking in my stash waiting for their time to shine:

so I picked up some goodies which I thought would play nicely with them.  I'm thinking of joining in with the Star Surround quiltalong at Happy Quilting and I think these might be just the thing!

These Cuzco Exotic Garden goodies are just gorgeous:

I'm sure you noticed the odd one out in my first photo there in my grab for fabric?  Its a batik and it made it in simply because it has birds on it.  My husband is a finch lover and there is not a lot of fabric around with finches on it.  Now this bird is not strictly speaking a finch (in fact it looks more like a spoggie*) but it looks a like a small bird (rather than a large parrot as most fabric seems to favour) so that was good enough for me!  I don't know what I'll do with it but for now owning it is enough, its time will eventually come.
* sparrow in non-slang vernacular!

The fat quarters I also selected with the plan of building blenders in my stash.

I added a couple of nice greys,

a bit of black and white

and I know you noticed that delightful (!) flag fabric lurking there.

Why you ask?  This one has a purpose - I'm going to make a passport holder (or possibly two) as a gift in the near future and this one just screamed passport to me.  I'm thinking it may feature on the inside, perhaps on a pocket but either way it just seemed to fit!

Oh and not to forget the Prints Charming! You might have noticed I really like this one, given I bought four of the same!

Still need to stock up on solid black as I used up what I had stashed for another project but I didn't think of that when I was at Spotlight did I? Next time (won't that make an enthralling Sunday Stash post)!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. nothing gets the juices going more than looking at someone else's stash, I did some damage at Spotlight too.. very similar fabrics, but more of them (50 to be exact, my bad, but i did get a $10.00 off voucher). Your Equilter purchase's are lovely, Off to check out that quilt along

  2. Your Spotlight had great flats! By the time I got to mine it was totally picked over. I managed to get 17 anyway, but most were for swaps rather than because I liked them.

  3. Lots of lovely brights, I managed to pick up a few neutral blenders at spotlight, as you said, how can you to at that price

  4. Oooh, all sorts of lovelies!

  5. Wow - that is quite an addition to the stash - must see if I can get those flags.

  6. Awesome additions!! The Star Surround QAL is sooooo tempting.

  7. Oh lots of great additions! Love the blenders - they'll be very useful!

  8. You are so right about those Prints Charming raindrops! I love them! Definitely one I'd get four of. And the Cuzco is amazing - I've been eyeing off the whole line but I have such a huge stash already. I'll just look on with envy!

  9. You came away with some excellent additions. Wish that Prince Charming one was at my local Spotty.


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