My daughter Kayla was home for the weekend and we ventured out to the Amish community in our area. Lots of fun….trying oatmeal cookies….buying canning jar lids and the like.
On our way home we passed by a quilt shop. I managed to get out with only 1 yard of fabric!
I used to be in love with the fabric shop….but UGH! Everything in the shop is modern looking fabric now. They used to carry LOTS of Moda and precuts but that has died out. No more 30’s prints. No more mixer fabrics all is bright, bold, big prints….I don’t hate it but a whole shop of it leaves me wanting to visit a shop with variety. The new “modern” looking quilts are great, but it leaves me missing the variety….anyone else feel that way? Some fabric shops have gotten so trendy…..
The fabric is going to be border fabric to finish up this quilt…Judy’s (Patchwork Times) Note to Self quilt. My quilt has a few variations…so it was a challenge for me to figure out how to finish it.
Back to the stash report…
In – 1 yard
Out – 1 yard
The out fabric is a fun project I am working on that I’ll do a tutorial and post on Tuesday.
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10 thoughts on “Stash Report Sunday”
It is going to be perfect!! I share in your dismay re: the more trendy look in some quilt stores. Makes it easier not to $pend!!
That is the quilt shop you should always go to….you won’t be tempted. ;o) Lovely fabric. I can hardly wait to see your finished quilt.
i love the bright colors but I agree a shop with just that would be a bit OTT.
I am SEW with you on this!! The Quilt shops that I love have a little bit of EVERYTHING!! Take care and happy stitching!
Love your choice! I know what you mean about the “modern” look. When I get to a shop, I also want variety there.
he he he…That’s the advantage of living in North Dakota. We’re so behind the times, lol.
Seriously, though. I know what you mean about so much modern fabric that it pushes out the other stuff.
Right now, I’m so focused on using some of my stash, it’s hard sometimes to find something for the border when I finish the main part of a scrappy quilt!
So much new stuff! I love it, but I’m just not buying right now! :-)
I agree with you. Having just one type of fabric makes the quilt shop less inviting. I live in the Ozark Mountains and we have a good quilt shop about 20 miles away. However, they don’t carry solids! Guess people around here don’t know what to do with them! I am thankful for a variety of fabrics at the quilt shop, though, and so glad it is close to home.
Yes, I am having a similar idea about quilt shops – But it helps my stash busting…
I agree with you but the trend is towards those kind of fabrics. They tend to attract the younger quilters. I don’t like all those modern big prints. When I look at them, there’s just no inspiration to make anything.
I use mostly tone-on-tones, so I wouldn’t like that quilt shop!