Sunday, September 30, 2012

Guest Posting On Sew Together and Sunday Stash

I'm excited to be guest posting today at Sew Together, where they have a cute little series happening about our best friends in the sewing room. Mine is my super organised fabric stash. It's lovely to be over at Sew Together today, Caroline is my very best high school friend and it was her mum's influence that got me into quilting in the first place. Caroline and her sister Maryanne are both amazing sewists and their children's wardrobes are full of some of their incredible creations!

In Sunday Stash news, this parcel of goodness arrived from Sew Lux Fabrics ealier this week. How awesome is this packaging? I felt like I was opening a birthday present!

Inside were some Essential Dots...

Some Liz Scott Domestic Bliss...

And a stash building bunch - I can see a grey quilt in my future and I adore the rainbow Riley Blake chevrons!

 The above package was ordered prior to my fabric buying freeze, but a couple of new additions to the stash did slip in this week - the Denyse Schmidt print was a remnant so only $4 a metre, and the brown flowers were a present from Fiona. I am collecting browns at the moment, I think there may be a brown quilt in my future too.

Here's another shot of the Domestic Bliss bundle and some pretties I pulled from my stash to go with it. I bought this one on impulse and I love it waaaaaay more than I expected to. The colours are rich and delicious and I'm looking forward to doing something with this. In my post at Sew Together, I talk about having lots of very versatile fabrics in my stash, this is the perfect example of that - the fabrics on the right are from a variety of ranges but the colours go beautifully with the Domestic Bliss. I find that mixing fabrics like this is more interesting than using a single line of fabrics.

And truth is, I love pulling fabrics for a new project. Mixing and matching fabrics is one of my favourite parts of the quilting process. In fact, if I won the lottery, I might just invest in a ton of great fabrics and some personal sewists so I could put together bundles of fabric all day...

Linking up to Sunday Stash, which is visiting Kristy today.


  1. Pulling your own fabrics is a joy...and how you bundle your stash together really aides that process well. I could watch you pull fabrics all day too!

  2. Yay for fabric mail! I'm a big fan of the essential dots!

    Love the fabrics you pulled out to go with Domestic Bliss.

  3. Thanks for visiting us! You've (almost!) inspired me to do some stash organising...

  4. Such a lovely bundle of fabric and I love the packaging. Those little extras can make such a big difference can't they? Have fun sewing the Domestic Bliss quilt :)

  5. Wow, nice stash building! Love the Domestic Bliss, beautiful colours (but funny name, isn't it?!) Can't wait to see what you do with that bundle...

  6. I really like how your fabrics are organized. They are like a work of art. I am making a quilt using lots of domestic bliss (got it 40% off at the end of the summmer!).