Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Stash #146

Happy Sunday all, I told you last week that Sharla and I had bought more fabric, and I would show you soon. Well today is the day for installment two. We both did the piggy bank challenge last year, and saved a nice chuck of change. We had some ideas of the fabrics we wanted, but they weren't available at that time. I showed ya'll Eden last week that was on the top of my list. I was lucky enough to get it on sale and I had a gift card that covered almost half.  Sharla was waiting for her favorite line to be available but couldn't decide what she wanted to use the rest of her money to purchase. I was looking and found Pie Day by Brenda Ratliff, and showed it to her and she loved. And I loved it too.  So we both bought a bundle.

And although we both love the fabric, we have very different ideas on the quilts we want to make with them.  Sharla is looking at doing a brick pattern and I'm doing a pattern I found in a magazine. In order to see if our bundles were enough to make the designs we wanted I drew them up in EQ7. We both like our layouts but are struggling with the background fabric we want to use.  She is debating between Kona Glacier and Wine (and a couple more) and I'm debating between Kona Dusty Peach and Meringue.  We are going to order a 1/2 yard of our top three choices, to play with before we decide.  Here are the top two options for each of us, Sharla's is on top.

Sharla's is a brick pattern with horizontal sashing after every three rows. Mine is a pattern called Chevron On that I found in Quilty magazine (Mar/Apr 2013), but I made it larger than theirs. We aren't in a super rush to pick the fabrics, but we'll be ordering the options soon.

There is still one more round of fabrics to show everyone, but that will be next week. Today I'm linking up with Molli Sparkles.


  1. Lovely quilts and tough choices on the backgrounds. I think I lean Glacier and Meringue... but it is a hard choice! Ordering a bit of each to audition sounds like a great idea.

  2. With Glacier, the blocks look like they are floating. With Wine, it looks like border. I like Glacier. And Meringue for yours. I've used Meringue a few times - a good neutral.

  3. OH!!! That fabric is wonderful!!! I want some!

  4. Yummy! Yummy! Those bundles are delish! The projects you two have planned are both going to look so fabulous in that Pie Making Day. I got some myself!

  5. If I had to choose, I would be stuck for Sharla's as I like both. It might depend on where the finished quilt is going to be used and the colours in the room.
    I am leaning towards meringue for yours. Even though I am a huge pink fan, I think it works better with the other fabrics.
    A half-yard tester sounds like a great plan. You see the true colours.
    PS: I bought a cheap piggy bank. I like your loose change saving idea.


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