Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stash Busting Busted!

When do your stash busting ideas get busted?

Mine got busted twice this past all began very rationally, I decided it was time to begin a new hand applique project which meant buying background fabric... so I was off to the Quilt Center. 5 1/2 yards of 60" wide Kona Cotton (not my favorite but I can't find the Springs Rangefinder bleached muslin that I love anymore).

Then my eye spied this little gem! and 2 1/4 yards came home with me.
When we lived in Pennsylvania, I worked on restoring/repairing this vintage -late 19th century- quilt.

I have had this yellow fabric in my head ever was love at first sight :)

Can you see in the close up how my new fabric is really similar?
I thought that was that...back to the stash...but oh no, Trouble, I said, Trouble, Trouble with a Capital T was just waiting to spring out on my good intentions and resolutions.
My girlfriend showed me the fabric that she had just bought at a fabric shop in Tiberias!

Well, I loved it! This happy, bright pink and lime green stripe ...I just had to go get it!
I came home with 2 meters x 2 1/2 meters wide (that's 80" x 100") enough for at least one quilt back and I'm thinking maybe an apron or a bag, plus I got this cute floral that just accents the stripe perfectly! And just maybe gave the idea to the shopkeeper that if he stocked more 100% cotton fabrics, why they would just fly out the door!


Eileen said...

DElightful! One can never have too much fabric. And that yellow is one of my favorites too.. I looks very vintage. Perfect with green and red. :-)

Becky said...

I understand. I try to live up to the old bumper sticker - "Whom ever dies with the most fabric wins!"

Carol R. said...

Totally understandable how the fabrics ambush you at times. It's like an old friend who hollers at you from across the street, you have to answer when they say your name.

Bea said...

Is this the cotton you were looking for? ")Bea

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I don't understand it either, but the harder I try to thin out my fabric, the more it multiplies.

Julia said...

I understand totally!
No matter how hard I try not to buy...there's always just not the right background or whatever for what I'm doing..
When it says "buy me" just have to!
Julia ♥

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Miri I sent you an e mail - maybe you didn't get it? You are one of the winners in my give away, contact me with your mailing address.

Karen said...

I can understand why you bought the bright yellow repro. Those can be hard to find.

Barb said...

Love the fabrics...totally