First, a recap of what I’ve been up to the past month or so. As my regular readers know (and may be sick of hearing about!), I’ve been taking the Curves Class at Stitched in Color. It’s been seriously satisfying to conquer my fear of all things curvy. In some ways, my past experiences sewing bags prepared me for curves in quilts, and my curve-piecing skills are coming along nicely (with the help of my seam ripper). To date, I’ve finished four class assignments:
|Clockwise from top left: clam shell journal cover, drunkard's path potholder, |
orange peel pillow, and Oh Christmas Tree mini
As far as my stash scene goes, dear Sunday Stash readers, I’ve been living a lie. I had convinced myself that I was a smart fabric buyer, that I buy sensible yardage to stash and that other fabric purchases are for specific projects. The truth is, I cannot resist quality quilting cotton at good prices, especially when that quilting cotton comes from one of my favorite designers.
Exhibit A: a jellyroll of Denyse Schmidt’s Florence line, bought on sale at the Fat Quarter Shop. I confess: I bought this jellyroll for a guild swap, but I liked it so much that I kept it for myself and bought something different for the swap. (The shame!) Although this jellyroll is on the small side, it contains both colorways for the line: blue and orange.
Exhibit B: my picks from Purl Soho’s sale on Florence. I have zero idea what I will do with the jellyroll or the coordinating yardage, but I knew I needed to keep my options open—which means I bought yardage from both colorways:
I’m not ready to use this fabric yet. (It took me years to make a serious dent in my full set of fat quarters from Denyse’s Hope Valley line.) If the perfect project were to present itself or were recommended by a savvy reader, though, I’d consider getting my rotary blade ready to go. : )
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