How not to be on a fabric diet….


I guess we’ve all been there. New fabric is launched which looks just right for that new project or fabric which you’ve always loved but felt was an extravagance now on offer and then the opportunity comes along to take advantage of these urges. Somehow that fabric diet you foolishly thought was necessary is cast aside in the heat of fabulous choice. And aren’t we lucky…even luckier if you live in the US where fabric prices and deals are so mouthwatering compared to us Brits. Anyway that happened to me and that’s my excuse.  I was extremely fortunate to win not one but two $25 vouchers for the Fat Quarter Shop from Le Challenge run by Lucy from Charmaboutyou and Nat from Made in Home.   Le Challenge has finished now.

Well all thoughts of restraint were abandoned and of course I had to make up the order to $100 to justify the postage…indeed much of my stash has been bought on that basis…. I know I’m not alone on that one!

So what did I get….some lovely Denyse Scmidt as you can see above from a number of ranges  for my ‘warm’ coloured quilt. I’ve just ‘discovered’ how wonderful they all blend in with each other  and some Cotton and Steel for good measure. Some have already been cut up for this quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler which really does live up to its name.



And then on the cooler side of things…


I particularly love these. The library print from Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi to stockpile. I used it for my Stitchy Pie and then got cross with myself because I could see this brown stain from my less than pristine iron.  What  I hadn’t realised, until I tried to wash it out, is that it is supposed to have faint brown stains to represent paper mottling ! And then some more gorgeous Denyse Schmidt I’ve had my eye on for a while and some Art Gallery denim.

And then a few bits and bobs…



Well I had to make it up to $100 and of course you can never have enough seam rippers which in this house disappear so often…

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.

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