I have been a bad, bad girl.
2016 is the year of adding to the stash, right?! :p Help me out here, Molli! In my defence, I bought some of this before Christmas and the rest before I noticed all those stash pledges and manifestos popping up. I’m sure I will buy more fabric this year, but from now on I’m going to try and make sure it’s (mostly!) just what I actually need to complete current projects!
This wasn’t what made me click through from the Craftsy email, but the moment I saw it I knew beyond all doubt that I needed – NEEDED! – to own this bundle of Van Gogh inspired fat quarters from Robert Kaufman. And the fact that they were all gone when I checked last week has only confirmed how right I was to buy them when I saw them! No definite plan for them as yet; I would like a pattern that will show off the swirls of texture and colour, possibly something with hexagons or equilateral triangles? Still pondering.
Moda Modern Backgrounds in Ink – assorted background prints in greys and blacks were something that I didn’t really have in my stash, and some of these have chemical structures on! ALL the love! 😀 For the same reason, I couldn’t resist a 4-yard cut of one of the prints in Paper:
Fabric plus chemistry = <3 😀 (Even if it is organic chemistry – I can’t quite shake the notion that Moda rummaged through my Year 2 Uni notes when creating this print!)
…and then I got really carried away! I’m going to blame the 365 Challenge – such a neat idea, but I simply didn’t have enough fabric (within a given colour range/style) to make it. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) I’m probably going to use some of the Moda above, but when I checked the yardage I decided that I didn’t have enough, so I went rummaging for things that would (hopefully) work with the pattern – and be things that I would want around if I don’t jump in after all.
A bundle of Shimmer 2 from Robert Kaufman was an early entry (the first Shimmer range skated right by me and by the time I noticed it and wanted some, it had disappeared off the face of the planet), but then I couldn’t decide between that and RK’s Sparkle range so, umm…
…yeah. One bundle of cool Sparkle and one of warm Sparkle, thank you very much! In fairness, I love a bit of glitz and glamour and these are such glorious fabrics that I’m not worried about not using them!
For more neutral goodness, this bundle of Blueberry Park by Robert Kaufman also fell into the basket. I love the very graphic designs and they should go with the Shimmer and Sparkle ranges beautifully. Again, I have the 365 Challenge in mind for (some of) these; we’ll see how it goes.
Last but not least:
I have been very very curious about the Cotton+Steel prints but they simply don’t seem to be available locally, so when I saw then on Craftsy for a steal (ha!) of a price, they had to be mine. There’s plenty of colours in here that I’m limited on, so it’s a good addition to the collection. 🙂 I’m hoping they will be fabulous for baby quilts, since I seem to need a never-ending supply of those!
So I have been completely profligate and irresponsible – until I remind myself that, even with postage and tax, these all work out collectively to cheaper (approx. £9-10 a meter on average) than I would likely pay for them here, assuming I could even find them. So… win?