Jun 24, 2019

My Fabric Stash

I always wonder what other quilters' fabric stashes look like.
I told you that I was on a fabric fast for most of the year 2018. 
I would like to introduce you to my stash.....

In the photo below, the blue circle is my low volume fabric.
If I have half of a yard or more of fabric, 
I wrap it around a "comic cardboard" and put it on the shelf.
It almost looks like miniature bolts of fabric, much easier to see.
You can see my post on the comic cardboards here.

The green circle is my "prints" fabric, 
that are too busy to be devoted to a particular color.

The yellow circle is my blue fabric, 
 the red circle is my pink fabric,
 and the black circle is my yellow and orange fabric.

This shelf is next to the previous one in the closet.

This part of my stash is more interesting than the previous cupboard.
The green circle is the fabric I like to use for borders or quilt backs.
This fabric is also wrapped around the comic cardboards, but it has to be at least a yard long to be on this shelf.

The fabric within the yellow circles and 
green circle is my Lori Holt fabric!
I'm obviously a big fan of Lori's fabric, 
and everything that she does!
I used to buy every single piece of every line, but I have to be selective now because I just wouldn't have room!
The red circle is my Christmas fabric.

I love decorating this cupboard, I actually have two of them.
All my precious sewing things go in this space.

The blue circle is my Aneela Hooey fabric.
I was really disappointed when she stopped designing, 
I loved her style.
The yellow circles are my Bonnie and Camille fabric.
What quilter doesn't have their fabric? Lol!

The blue circle is my Pam Kitty fabric which I absolutely love!
I wish she was still designing fabric too...
All the other little stacks are fat quarters divided by color....
orange, blue, red, yellow, pink and green.

This is my second cupboard of fabric.
The bolts on the middle shelf are there for looks :)
My daughter and I found them (they were wrapped in plastic from the factory) at a garage sale one day.  
There were five and we split them up.
I have plans for them but just have to get a few quilts quilted.

 The blue circles are Heather Ross and Heather Bailey.
I really love those designers.
I tend to like "little girl" prints, 
maybe that's why I love them so much!
The green circle is a little bit of Amy Sinibaldi.
I love her fabric so much, but I can only buy so much...
as it is, I'm going to die before I have the chance to quilt with all this fabric!
The red circle is fat quarters from Amy Butler and various cute little Japanese prints.

This little drawer is full of miscellaneous printed fat quarters.

This drawer is full of some fat quarter bundles and 
dark colored fat quarters.

This basket is full of low volume fat quarters, and black and whites.

This is some of the first fat quarters I ever bought, 
they're 1930's prints.
I used to go to Material Girls quilts in South Jordan, Utah and visit with Nadine, and choose happy little fat quarters.

I have one more box that I forgot to take a photo of, it's a little larger than a shoe box.
It's full of fat quarters that are little children prints.
That's the end of my Fabric Stash, tell me what you think...
Is mine huge, little or an average size for a quilter/sewer.
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Jun 17, 2019

Vintage Block Along, sparklers

I made Lori's "sparkler" blocks in the Vintage Block Along.
I really think that my favorite part about quilting is 
choosing the fabric.
My fabric stash is pretty large, I look at it and love it, but can't imagine using it in my lifetime, lol!
The year 2018, I went on a fabric fast.
It worked out really well until the fall when I began going to my Farm Girl Chicks group at Quilter's Oasis, a local quilt shop.
I bought some of Lori's latest fabric....
I have a problem....
Anyway, I have been using mostly
Lori Holt fabric for this quilt along.
I try to copy the colors she uses, but maybe not the same print.
This is my version of Lori's "sparkler" blocks.

Next week, I'll give you an inside look at my fabric stash.
It will be more than some and less than others!!!

Jun 9, 2019

Vintage Block Along, continued

I want to update you on my "Vintage Block Along" progress.
You can see my previous post here.
Also, you can see all of Lori Holt's blocks and the fun stories behind each vintage block, on her blog here.
I used fabric designed by Lori, but not necessarily the fabric that she chose for her blocks.
I made these blocks mine my own :)

This is the Front Yard Flower.
It definately looks like a flower, very pretty!
I love those shades of pink :)

This is the Memory block, although I haven't trimmed mine yet.

Here is the Farmer's Daughter, I made four of them :)

This is the Potluck block, measuring 18" square.

 This is the Spools and Bobbins block, 
because it looks like a spool and bobbin!

Lastly, this is the Picnic block.
It's one of my favorites with its bright, vivid colors!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my blocks.
I can hardly wait to see how Lori puts all these blocks together!
In my experience, we are in for a treat :)