Out of the Woods Fabric
Fabric

Sunday Stash {2/8/2015}

It has been a while since I had a fabric purchase worth blogging about. The first fabric I purchased is for the backing for my Foothills Mystery Quilt (more about the mystery quilt tomorrow). I chose to use Kona Black as the background for the mystery quilt, a handful of yellow prints from my stash as the feature fabrics, and a grey with black and yellow swirl blender to pull it all together. I was pleased to find this fun print that pulls all those colors together to use for the backing at my LQS on Friday afternoon.

Foothills Mystery Quilt Backing

Foothills Mystery Quilt Backing

I decided to join in on the Elephant Parade QAL hosted by Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts, so I also picked up a white background fabric, a dark gray, and a light gray to get started on some large elephant blocks. I really like supporting my LQS whenever possible, and I think I am seeing a trend of gray / white / black / yellow in a lot of my recent quilts! (I did not get enough of any of these three cuts to get the fabric information on the selvage.)

Elephant Parade QAL Fabric Selections

Elephant Parade QAL Fabric Selections

In addition, a recent Hawthorne Threads order got delivered on Saturday. I got all the fabric I need to piece together the top for Out of the Woods.

Out of the Woods Fabric

Out of the Woods Fabric

L to R: Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Hand Drawn Stripes in Fern | Aurifil Thread: Medium Mint (2835), 50wt | Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Foliage in Fern | Alison Glass, Sun Print Mercury in Yellow | Aurifil Thread: Light Robins Egg (2710), 50wt | Carolyn Friedlander, Doe, Breeze in Sky | Carolyn Friedlander, Botanics, Graph Paper Garden in Blue

The rest of my Hawthorne Threads order is my fabric selection I plan to use to participate in the Marsala Challenge, hosted by Adrianne @On the Windy Side and Anne @play crafts. I have a vague idea for where I want to go with the challenge quilt. OK, all I have is a name for the quilt, but I have to start somewhere, right? I’ll probably be doing a bit of doodling and sketching to plan it out while I travel for QuiltCon.

Marsala Challenge Fabrics

Marsala Challenge Fabrics

L to R: Michael Miller House Designer, Mod Basics, Mini Harlequin in Red | Riley Blake Designs, Quatrefoil Medium in Burgundy | Hawthorne Threads, Vanes in Marsala | Hawthorne Threads, Shards in Marsala | Hawthorne Threads, Shards in Marsala | Robert Kaufman House Designer, Interweave Chambray in Berry | Alison Glass, Sun Print Text in Mulberry

Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash

Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash

Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.

Elephant Parade QAL

Elephant Parade QAL

Marsala Challenge

Marsala Challenge

0 thoughts on “Sunday Stash {2/8/2015}

  1. I still can’t get over how perfect that fabric for the backing of your Foothills Mystery Quilt is. And that you didn’t find it until after the quilt top was assembled! The selection for your Out of the Woods quilt is simply scrumptious and I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the Marsala challenge. So exciting!

  2. Vera says:

    So organized! Have fun! I’m especially looking forward Marsala project.

  3. Gorgeous stash additions! Love your picks for the masala challenge and a name is a good start 😉 x

  4. Jasmine says:

    I love that backing fabric! You made some great choices.

  5. Shauna says:

    I know a lot of people aren’t thrilled with the Marsala color, but I love the fabrics you picked, in fact I think I may have to purchase a few of those. No project in mind, I just love that combination.

  6. Your fabric selection for the Marsala challenge may single handedly bring that color into the favorites list of modern quilters around the world!! Pantone should send you a personal thank you. That Alison Glass text print is a favorite of mine. I just ordered 3 more yards because I’m always afraid I’ll run out. I know…I’ve got issues.

  7. I think your marsala fabric selections make me appreciate the colour!

  8. These are all super fun and your backing fabric for the Mystery quilt seriously couldn’t be more perfect! It pulls all of the colors together and even the design a bit! You really do have an amazing eye!

  9. sally says:

    You’re finding such great backing fabrics, and I love those other selections too. Looking forward to reading more about the out of the woods quilt in a sec.

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