Stash Report

Ila strikes again!!

For those of you who don’t know, Ila is a blog reader who is so sweet gifting me fabric often.  She sent me a box not too long ago filled with batiks and now she sent another.  I’m loving it!

These are all big chunks. It’s perfect.  I typically only buy 1/4 yard cuts or fat quarters as like scrappy quilts.  When it comes time to put together sashing or borders I need to visit the quilt shop.  There’s not much in my stash that works.

Neither of the fabrics below are batiks but they looks like it and would work great for a batik quilt. There’s this crazy casino fabric.  I don’t have a place of idea for this yet…something will come to me I think….any idea for any of you.  I’m not a casino girl myself.  We went once about 15 years ago and haven’t gone again. These are my favorite two fabrics of the bunch….
Ila is so good to me.  I love that I’ve had a chance to meet her.  She’s a hoot!  Every time there is an email from Ila, I always smile.  I’ve told her she missed a life as a stand up comic!!  I totally believe that.

I’m so blessed to have great blog readers.  I can’t tell you how often I get messages, encouragement, or simple pops in to say hello from people who started out as blog readers and have moved on to being friends.  It makes my small world much larger and I love it.  Ila was the first person who reached out to me.  I can’t thank her enough for showing me that there are awesome people to meet via the internet.  THANKS Ila! You’re the best!

4 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. I also love the two that are your favorites. So happy to report that in cutting up the scrap green batiks for Jimmy John I had a light batik with enough yardage to make the quilt. I don’t have very much in light batiks, so that is an area I need to enhance when the opportunity presents itself.

  2. Stephani in N. TX

    What fun to receive bits and bob of fabric in the mail. I could see the casino fabric backing a “card trick” quilt even if the blocks were batiks.

  3. I think I’ve got that same pink batik … I’m hoarding it (and many of it’s ‘friends’) …LOL! I think I’d make some tote bags with the ‘casino’ fabric. That would be a fun way to carry ‘stuff’ to a retreat or class, or even a casino (if you know anyone so inclined). Enjoy playing!

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter

    The casino fabric would make an interesting “I Spy” quilt for the kids…finding different numbers, card suits, letters, leaves…other then that, either a backing for a quilt or bags like Candy suggested. It is not a fabric I would choose for my fabric collection, but it does have possibilities. Like Bonnie says, if you don’t like it, cut it smaller!!

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