Sunday, 6 July 2014

Fabric heaven

Some major stash building has been going on here and I am knee deep in glorious colour. I don't usually buy masses in one go but sometimes the call is just too strong and this was one of those times.  What tipped me over the edge?  The Oakshott sale.  (I know I keep going on about these fabrics but try them just once and you'll see what I mean).  I am gloating - there's just no other word for it.  Look:

Some, like the ones above I bought with specific projects in mind...

some because I had thought about gaps in my stash, colours I was missing (like pink)...

and some because I liked them too much to leave them behind (I'm pretty sure I don't need any more green fabric.  I've probably got enough to last me the next twenty years).

All these are half metre cuts, which is my preferred size for stash - enough to make an impact in a quilt but not so much that I can get lazy and stick it in everywhere.  

Now I can't wait to get going with them.

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  1. I understand your Oakshots obsession! A few months ago I got quite a few half yard cuts of them myself. They are beautiful and I love the first photograph of the pull you made for your project.

  2. They are special - wait till you try sewing/quilting with them!

  3. I agree that these are quite lovely. I have only purchased one before, and I do love the feel of it. I have noticed however, that I cannot seem to get a nice crisp starch on this, which seems to be quite different from other quilting fabrics. Do you have any suggestions?

  4. I just had a look at your blog and can your work is very precise so I can see why you would want crisp. Unfortunately the more slapdash way I work means this isn't an issue so I can't help. Lynne at Lily's Quilts uses this fabric a lot - maybe ask there for advice?

  5. half meter? Is that really enough of these wonderful colorful happy fabrics? What about when you use them up, horrors! They'll be gone... er.... I DO realize they aren't mine, and that's my quirky issue! Ha ha.
    LeeAnna Paylor

    1. Hi LeeAnna, I know half a metre isn't much but I have a BIG box full of them now and was cramming the next ones in. It's like I'd rather have a bit of as many as possible than to choose which ones to have. If I thought that box would be empty, then there'd be a panic! Thanks for the comments - I'm enjoying this too :-)


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