Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Little New Year Splurge

Yesterday I went on a bus run to a shopping outlet with 16 others and it took nearly 3 1/2 hours to get there, and 3 1/2 hours to come home. I bought one small Kipling bag, he does make exceedingly good bags.

On New Year's Day, I  bought all this lovely fabric without leaving the comfort of my own sofa. And its practically shopping local,  from The Village Haberdashery in Hampstead, London.



I have 2 major projects planned for this spring, as mentioned before. A cotton and steel quiltalong with Sue. #helensuecottonandsteelquiltalong and the other is a #houndstoothquilt from Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, designed by justjudedesigns,  These greys will form the basis of both quilts and I feel irrationally excited to have them.  The purples are for contrast in the houndstooth quilt.

I dare say some of this stash may well find its way into #supersizeeconomy quilt I am making too as a leader/ender project  (I love that phrase, it is my new buzz word. Teach the parrot a new word and he uses it all the time). I am also coasting along with  the very lovely Molli Sparkles Honey Pot Bee . The Bee that's not a bee. I'm just finishing my first block and will be keeping these greys in mind for future blocks.

Now I have bought and stashed my stash, I can continue with my aim of "sustainability" this year! I will be trying to use only the fabric I already have, in a sustainable way. In this frame of mind, I passed a lot of fabric and magazines to my neighbour. Mrs S is so involved with the WI (Women's Institute) as to be practically immersed. They have a crafting weekend in the spring and I hope my fabric cast offs will be loved, oohed and aahed over or at least cut up and made useful.



11 comments:

  1. Good luck with all your upcoming projects.

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  2. I love the stack of grey fabrics, especially with the pop of orchid at the top!

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  3. I like the way your projects are sharing those fabrics! I've just bought some grey for a project too, I wonder if we are 'on trend'? 😀

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  4. It's very easy shopping from the sofa..isn't it...too easy, some might say.
    I'm trying to use my yarn and fabric stash....I fear I'm not trying hard enough though!

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  5. I do love a good gray! Can't wait to see what you make with them.

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  6. Lovely post as always Helen. Yep we must be on trend with the greys, although to be fair my last quilt was only grey because my nephew chose the colours.😀 I love it though... Excited for our #helensuecottoanandsteelqal.... Although my tardiness thus far is rubbish. Yep and ordering 'stuff' from the sofa is fatal...! It's way too easy lol. Hugs Sue xx

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  7. I love gray, so will enjoy watching you work with this lovely pile (really nothing beats the sofa if shopping is the order of the day). I too find leaders/enders bizarrely exciting.

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  8. You can never have too many grays, I think. I just used five or six different ones for the roofs in a house quilt and my stash is now sadly lacking. Yours are so soothing and pretty, especially with the little pop of purple.

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  9. Love those greys too! I do not have a lot of grey in my stash, but am slowly and steadily remedying that! The purple in there- woo! takes my breath away, LOVE!

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  10. That sounds like a New Years resolution....about the stash that is!

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