Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Bit of stash enhancement !

First of all thanks to Karol-Ann for these lovely fabrics.

She and I had a swap some time ago. I sent her some rose print fabrics and I got these in return. The parcel took about 11 weeks or so to get here from South Africa and I think we were both a little anxious. But they came yesterday and I love them. Wracking my brains now to come up with something special to use them. Thanks Karol-Ann.

I also received a little order from http://www.zandsfabrics.com/ .


I loved my postman yesterday - not so much today - he brought me the phone bill lol !

At the weekend I went to the fabric sale and bought some fabric too but forgot to take photos of that and they are currently whizzing about in my washing machine...

One last thing I am waiting for is some fabric from ebay. When I first started quilting 5 years ago I bought 1 fat quarter of a great fabric. It was one of those that was too nice to use. Anyway I did eventually use it in a quilt for my mum and dad and have mourned it ever since. I have always looked out for more of this with no luck - UNTIL last week. Yes a lovely lady had some for sale on http://www.ebay.com/ - 3 yards to be precise :-) And because she did priority shipping she could fit up to 8 yards in an envelope. Well it made perfect sense to see what else she had for sale and a few clicks later . . . .


So altogether this week I have expanded my stash by about 24 yards. Excellent only I have nowhere to put it as my drawers are bursting at the seams. Think I will try and refold it somehow and try and squeeze it in. What fun !

Bought this too



Great for cutting out and folds away out of the way. I have been doing my cutting on the floor for a while as Jason has my old table for his computer bits and pieces. Now and again I have trouble with my back and this will be much better. These last few days my back has been troubling me and sewing on my machine seems to make it worse so i have been doing lots of handwork - i.e hexagons.

I need to make 6 of these with one more colour round the edges. It is sort of a medallion thing and once these are done they will be attached to the main middle section. Click on the photo to see my new slippers. These make me laugh although Jess thinks I am the saddest mum around. Doesn't take much to please me - lol !



Before my back started hurting I was working on some little cracker blocks with my leftover strips from the scrappy log cabin. I used all the dark ones and just cut some pastel triangles for the corners. I have made quite a lot of these and am just deciding what to do with them. I may set them into blocks of 4 and add a dark scrappy sashing - who knows. They are 3 inch blocks.





Its absolutely freezing here in Wales today - heavy fog too. I have turned on my heating and plan to get some serious sewing done. Hope you all get some done too.
xx

18 comments:

The Quilting Pirate said...

OOOO ahhhh what a very nice collection of new stash!!! You are going to have fun with those!

I love the new cutting table, what a perfect size.

You sure have been busy!

quiltingcraft said...

The fabric looks great. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I don't know what happened to your weather, it is glorious here in Cardiff. T-shirt weather...

Jeanne said...

That's a great addition to your stash! There were lots of those tables in Shipshe last week. Some made them into ironing boards.

Marilyn R said...

It is always so much fun to add to the stash! Your new fabrics look great! Love the new little blocks too!

Belvie said...

Nice additions to that stash! And a nice table too. I really like the hexagon block.....but I REALLY like your slippers!! Kids sometimes don't understand parents like fun things too.

Valerie said...

I have really enjoyed my visit with you. I loved seeing all the fabrics and the blocks.

Karol-Ann said...

You have no idea how relieved I am that those fabrics FINALLY turned up. What a terrible postal service. 6-8 weeks they said!!! And I thought that was long enough.

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like lots of stash enhancement been going on recently!!! Enjoy :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow, where do I start, love the fabric, great table, hexagons - they look hard...also like your slippers.

Clare said...

I love stash building.

Postmen are the nicest people!

meggie said...

I love seeing all your quilting adventures, & your fabric treasures.

Guðrún said...

I love those blue colors you use for the hexagons. I hope your back will get better.

Rhonda said...

What beautiful fabrics! I just love it when I get stuff in the mail.

Ali Honey said...

What lovely fabric. I hope that enables you to make lots more wonderful quilts and bags. How wonderful to eventually find the fabric you wanted back so muchand a good big piece too!

Our weather has been very wet this week. We got over 6" in one afternoon!

Happy sewing to you too!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh wow there's such great stuff here I don't know where to start.

Stash enhancement is the perfect description and I love all your blocks.

This is fun!!!

Greenmare said...

cute slippers! and I love your new fabrics!!!!! gorgeous!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Cute slippers!
Maybe you could use those beautiful blue fabrics for the Orange Crush quilt??? - they look similar to Bonnie's blues.

mamaspark said...

Those blues are beautiful! I am collecting blues at the moment for a charity string quilt. OK, OK, I have to stop the drooling now! LOL