02 June 2014

Using up the Stash

To be honest, I'm a bit over my stash.  I would really love to buy so many of the new ranges but there is too much beautiful fabric in my sewing room.  About 2-1/2 years ago I put myself on a fabric diet and have pretty much only bought backing and background fabrics plus a few absolutely necessary fabrics to finish of WIP's.

The last week or so there has been very little sewing - I'm still cutting out.  A couple of Christmases ago I was given a kit containing these fabulous Holly Holderman (Lakeside Drygoods) fabrics but I wasn't 100% keen on the quilt design - then I bought the "Fireworks" pattern while visiting Sarah's shop.  I started cutting out the blocks at stitching on Saturday afternoon.  I think these will make wonderful Fireworks blocks.

I've had Thimbleblossom's "Marmalade" pattern for a while and cut into lots of scraps and smaller pieces of fabric for this design.  There is one more row that couldn't fit onto the design sheet.

The only change I've made is putting two layers for the white petals because the underneath fabric showed through too much - hope it's not too thick for pressing when I sew it together.  I'm enjoying machine blanket stitching.

There has been a bit of shopping over the last couple of weeks - the greens/whites/oranges plus the two aqua fabrics on the right for my "Red Letter Day" quilt.  Sarah and I are counting down the days till the class with Camille Roskelley.   Might make one or two changes to these fabrics ... I have another pink on the way.

I sewed up a "Text Me" block and am really happy with it.  I've had to order some more of the yellow background fabric.

The embroidery machine was doing its thing yesterday while Mum and I were chatting.  I can show the full design and my secret stitching/sewing next week.

On Friday night I had dinner with The Schoolgirls.  Denise gave me this beautiful embroidery - lots of different stitches and techniques.  It's so lovely and suits my loungeroom perfectly.


Lorraine said...

I love the fireworks pattern - it is sitting (with all the fabrics ready) in the "one day" pile in the sewing room...you will have a great time at Camille's workshop..lucky thing! x

marina said...

some more lovely projects on your list.
your framed embroidery is gorgeous,
such beautiful work.

Susan said...

Lots of pretty and bright fabrics in your new projects. Do you have plans for the quilts or are they keepers?

Patchwork and Play said...

I think you have found the perfect pattern for your Holly Holderman fabric! Happy cutting and happy sewing!

Terry said...

Great fabric and I love your Marmalade blocks! :0)

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

Love the petal quilt. Using up stash can be hard but the reward is to buy new later on. Your friend gave you such a pretty embroidery, a real treasure.

Happy days.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Have a wonderful time at Camille class - what an experience it will be. Love the fabrics you have chosen for the class.

Sarah said...

The Lakehouse fabrics will be perfect for fireworks, so bright and vibrant. I have so much stash that unfortunately I'm not over, and I keep adding to it too! Yikes. Over spender! You had a great time meeting Camille and working with her. Is she as friendly and easy to talk to as she seems on her blog? And skinny?! Man, she's still like a young slip of a teenager. Lucky her!


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