Sew and Tell – Shopping My Stash

I have a fabric pull that I’m excited to share with you and several “a-ha!” moments. First take a look at these lovely pretties:

Warm Fabric StashI originally pulled these fat quarters from the shelves of my store for the  Skillbuilder BOM I’m doing. I love the analagous color scheme of red, orange and yellow. It’s so warm and inviting. There are a few Kona Solids in there, some Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler pieces, a few older Lily Ashbury geometrics, some Laurel Burch Basics that blend surprisingly well, and of course a few Pearl Bracelets.

Black and GreyThen I started looking through my stash of backgrounds to decide on black or grey.

My mini “a-ha” moment came when I thought – why not all of them?

I could make each set of blocks with a different shade of black or grey and maybe even grab some shades I don’t have yet.

Warm SolidsThis led to another “a-ha” moment. I really liked the last completely solid quilt I made, so why not do another?

So I set aside my bundle of colorful print fabrics above and instead went with all solids in red, orange and yellow with a hint of turquoise.

This picture isn’t really great but the colors really do speak to me for this specific project.

And my final “a-ha” moment of the week: I gave myself permission to take the print fabric stack above out of my store’s inventory and keep them for myself. After all, they were my original inspiration, so that means means they belong in my stash, patiently waiting for the perfect project to use them in. :-)

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15 Responses to Sew and Tell – Shopping My Stash

  1. Vera says:

    These are lovely. I didn’t have the solids so I work with prints. I’m looking forward to see yours finished!

  2. Haha, so it’s not so much shopping your stash, but stashing your shop ;) It looks like an exciting quilt!

  3. What’s not to love about an array of colourful solids like those? But I am more impressed with your willingness to give greys a chance to provide the perfect scaffold for those solids to shine. Lovely to have you linked in at Sunday Stash for the first time too!

  4. Jess says:

    I love the stack of solids it translated too – and I love your idea of using various background neutrals. Look forward to seeing this one grow :o)

  5. adaisygarden says:

    Love these colors! I’m sure you’ll turn those fabrics into something beautiful! :)

  6. Terry says:

    Can’t wait to see what you create with those great solids and those pretty prints!!!

  7. barb price says:

    i’m doing the skillbuilders too, i pulled prints too then went with solids in red, orange and purple, love it. i wish i had a fabric store for my stash too. lol

  8. Susan says:

    I like the way you think! Both stashes of beautiful fabrics will make wonderful quilts. Now I wonder what patterns you have in mind.

    • Christa says:

      Thanks Susan! The solids will be for a skillbuilder quilt along offered by PileOFabric.com. It’s very modern and contemporary. I think I’ve settled on a design for the prints which I may reveal sometime in the next couple of weeks!

  9. CathyK says:

    Oohhhh! That is going to make a gorgeous quilt!!

  10. Tammy says:

    I am begining to love orange and yellows and limes….

  11. Pat says:

    Love your stack of reds, oranges and yellows! These would be very pleasant to work with in this cool January weather…it is minus 20 degrees here in north central Alberta.

  12. Lis Martion says:

    Wow!! I am in Luv… I am an orangeaholic.. Lol they are awesome. If u ever need to destash any…. I would more than appreciate if u threw it my way.. Lol

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