Sunday, 10 January 2016

A Little Bit In, A Little Bit Out ~ Stash Sunday

One of my new year resolutions was to be more organised. So, I'm making a concerted effort to blog on a regular basis and Molli Sparkles' Sunday Stash seems a good way to go.

This week there was a lot of inward traffic and  a little outward. I mentioned before, I intend to make a quilt for my son and his lovely partner for their wedding. I'm thinking an ombre quilt, using stars as a basis.

 This week I bought a further selection of green kona from the Village Haberdashery in London. Loads of fat quarters, 12 to be precise. I should have made it a baker's dozen. Mind, you the 12 does include a yellow and a purple, the new contrast colours I'm going with.

my haul from The Village Haberdashery

 Being a blue family, think Chelsea blue and Chelsea football team, I had bought a variety of 2 metres of blue kona from Cindy in Fluffy Sheep Quilting, featured last time.

the haul from Fluffy Sheep Quilting, reposted from last time
When the fabrics were perused, the ones that caused the most excitement were the green toned blues. So, green to green blue seems to be the way to go rather than slightly greenish to dark blue.

I love me a chance to go shopping, whether internet or proper shopping.

This gives me a much broader spectrum of colour, which is better really, this being the whole basis of an ombre quilt. Think the dip dyed blonde ombre hairstyles, but in fabric. They will work well together including the blues. And you know what, the excess blue will be used. There's always room for blue in a quilt. I haven't taken a photo of both lots of fabric together, I'm saving that for another day.

Fabric out this week has been some secret sewing. I'm taking part in the #customcritterswap. Maya a bee mate from the Irish Modern Scrap Bee from last year had asked me to take part. Feeling flattered, I said yes. I had actually wanted to make a Hazel the Hedgehog for a while. My fabric is all from stash, some from the two shops above, and the yellow background from my local quilt shop. I'm all finished apart from the last bit of hand quilting and the binding. Down to the last couple of days now. I'll blog this in more detail when I get finished.
hazel the hedgehog

And that's my last swap! Apart from my bees and a mini mini for Yvonne and Sharla I'm going to concentrate on finishing things........honest. And after a whirlwind week of not working, I've been to the theatre twice this week and a great meal out. Busy busy busy.

Helen x
linking up with MolliSparkles, Sunday Stash


  1. I look forward to seeing the ombre fabric grouping all together, I do love a solid ombre fade, and this looks to be gorgeous!

  2. I love ombre too! The hand quilting looks fab and adds gorgeous texture!

  3. Ooh, those solids are luscious! And "Fluffy Sheep Quilting" is an amazing name for a shop...

  4. Hazel is the cutest! Is all the quilting hand-quilting? I'll be looking for your more detailed blog about her. Take care, Mary.

  5. You seem to have got the New Year off to a good start: an ombre star quilt sounds like it will be fab - certainly you've got some lovely shades there.

  6. In my book, you can't go wrong with blue and green and all the colours between the two!
    Having no trouble filling your non working days then??
    V x

  7. I'm getting dangerously close to picking up that Hazel pattern myself. She's just so darn cute. I love all those bright solids. Very happy looking.

  8. Cant wait to see how the ombre quilt progresses....have you ever thought of dyeing your own fabric to make it a true ombre. Hazel the hedgehog is supercute!


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