Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fabric Binge...

I've acquired quite a bit of fabric lately.  If I don't get my sewing butt motivated to use up these gorgeous finds soon, I'm going to have a serious problem.  I hope these additions to the stash will help get the creative juices flowing.  Now before you think that I'm fabric shopping all the live-long day, this post contains about a month's worth of fabric - and a very active month at that!  I picked up the bunch that you see above about a month ago at gather here before our Quilts for Boston sew-in.

And then we rounded up a few friends to trek up to Marden's yesterday.  Marden's in Sanford, Maine has a HUGE selection at super cheap prices.  Last time I went, I felt a little overwhelmed and grabbed a random selection of stuff without a clear idea of how to use it.  This time I kicked my super-nerd into gear and made a list of projects that needed fabric.

Fabric mission completed!  I grabbed a good selection of white, yellow and light blue for background and filler fabrics for Quilts for Boston tops (plus a few random brights for good measure).

I also wanted to grab an off-white background to go with these fabrics that you may remember from my charm pack query a while back.  I've decided that I want to use the P's and Q's charm pack to make this pattern - I think it will make a very cute gender neutral baby quilt!

But the crown jewel in all these new fabrics is my brand new Echino stash...

Samantha from the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild organized a big Echino swap.  Each of us that participated purchased two yards of a different print and then we cut them up into equal pieces to share with the group.  Now I have 8 different Echino fat quarters with not a clue as to how to use them.  I love them...but need to wait for inspiration to hit.  Seen any great projects that you liked using Echino?

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  1. Wow! Those are some lovely addition to your stash.

    I really love the fabrics you choose for "Quilts for Boston"

  2. I'm having stash envy;-) I can't wait to see what you do with this!!!

  3. Don't you just love arranging and re-arranging piles of fabric?! The Echino is fabulous - I know you'll find the right project at the right time :)

  4. That looks like an amazing collection of Echino enjoy it!!!

  5. Great fabrics! We all love our stash so much that we would never let it starve. I mean, we feed the people we love, regularly, don't we?

  6. oh, I love the Sanford Marden's fabric department! you picked up a great selection of fabrics :)

  7. Oh my god... Marden's is the BEST. Clearly I need to stop at the one in Sanford!