A different kind of stash


More than medicine, I stash a lot of fabric.  A ridiculous amount of fabric if you ask my husband! In three years time, I’ve accumulated enough to make at least two dozen quilts.  But out of all of the tubs of fabric I have stacked all over my sewing room, I have very few prints with primary colors.  I also have very few prints that match the current decor of our home.  Or look anything like the clothes I wear.  I’ve figured out that I decorate and dress way more conservatively than what is actually my style, if that makes any sense.  I LOVE big, splashy, colorful prints by Anna Maria Horner and Heather Bailey.  I am head over heels about the Joel Dewberry Heirloom line.  And yet I have monotone cream curtains in our living room.  And an (ugly) khaki colored couch.  And plain green placemats.  And a wardrobe of solid color shirts and sweaters.  It’s kind of weird. I think I’m scared to take risks perhaps?  Who knows.

Anyways, the lack of a solid color stash has become a bit problematic because I am dying to make this lovely quilt for Devan’s bedroom, when we finally get around to getting him a twin bed.  Isn’t it fabulous?  And take a look at Alex’s version, which is also fabulous as usual.  I’ve been coveting it since she first posted it on flickr and knew it was one I wanted to shamelessly copy.  I LOVE the colors of both quilts, and I think it’s a really timeless design that will work just as well for a 16 year old as a 4 year old. Luckily for me, the awesome pez print that was used in both circle quilts has been resurrected, and monotone pez will be available in January. (As will the Flea Market Fancy reprint, I am going to be in heaven!!!)

I want Devan’s quilt to be mostly green and orange to match his room, but with a little rust red, goldenrod, and dark blue.  I’m unsure about adding white, but we’ll see. I received this fun package in the mail this week, and I’m starting to get excited!!

Here’s what I have pulled so far…

A few more months of collecting and I’ll be ready to go.  Hopefully it’s one I can finish before Devan turns five.

And speaking of the stash, I finally bought some far far away III girls with horses print. My childhood best friend and I spent countless hours playing horses, and riding horses, and drawing horses.  I loved this print from the moment I saw it, but couldn’t justify spending $20+/yard plus shipping.  And then sew mama sew had it for $10 and I bought their very last yard.  And someday, when Leah hopefully loves horses like I did, I can make her something with this.  She’s already been carrying it around the house, so it’s looking good. 

And wow, it feels good to blog about something that makes me happy!


One response »

  1. I am so excited for my quilting to begin! All my blocks are sewn so on to phase II! Class is tomorrow.I love that fabric! Maybe one day we can get together and quilt for a day:)

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