May 14, 2016

Sunday Stash: Fabric Overload

Exactly one month ago I embarked on my retreat adventure in Kennebunkport, ME with NHMQG.

It was awesome. Not to mention the fabric acquisitions that happened during that joyous weekend. Actually + 25.5 yards of joy came home. I could lie to you and say all that fabric too so long to photograph, but that's not right. 

The honest truth it's spring and I have been lazy with sewing stuff, but that stack was daunting. 

Spring fever is real

MARDENS:  + 17.5 yards 

large cuts for backing

PINTUCK AND PURL: + 5.5 yards

love those sheep!

Michelle @From Bolt to Beauty and I made a pit stop on the way home to a new shop in our area. Maggie the spunky, amazingly awesome owner has quite a spectacular collection. The size of the shop is modest, but oh boy does it pack a punch.

Inside the shop we found, yarn, quilting fabric, garment patterns, classes, garment fabric (knits, voile, and fabric I know nothing about), threads, notions and more. Like I said it packs a punch!

Not too often I walk in a shop and think, yep one yard of everything!


Mon Ami by Basic Grey for Moda

Once again I can blame Michelle for this last NEED.  While I was making her drool over a my Starlight quilt using PB + J, she was making her Outlined Plus quilt with Mon Ami. Basic Grey did it again! I had to own those adorable little bikes. 

JUST BECAUSE: + 2 yards

I had ordered 4 - half yard cuts a while back just because those typewriters are so stinkin' cute. They played nicely with some other fabric that was out for another project so they got photographed together.  I am thinking those soothing colors would make a great quilt! Don't you agree?

Retreat Shopping: + 27.5 yards
YTD: - 26.75 yards

The whole net gain/loss got away from me. After double checking with all my posts from this year, this is the most accurate number. 

Net Gain: + 43.5 yards (way more than I thought ... oops) 
Net Loss: - 70.25 yards


  1. Oh, that pink / peach / coral print you bought for backing is divine! It looks like it was a lot of fun and I think you are going to make some really beautiful quilts with these fabrics. :)

  2. Ooh, I wanna come play with your new fabric! It all looks delicious! Congrats on all the new additions - I know you'll have fun with them and make some beautiful things!

  3. What a beautiful load of fabric!!

  4. Great mother of fabric!!! Those are some wonderful bundles. I'm drooling over some of the ones you got at Marden's. Isn't that the place that everything is $5 a yard or something crazy like that? Also, I couldn't even begin to count up the actual yardage of my stash. I think keeping it a mystery is better. Much better.

  5. Oh, my goodness, your fabric choices are gorgeous! Mmmmmm, Kennebunkport! My old stomping grounds a millennium ago.