I’ve misplaced my pictures of March’s Intrepid Thread Gypsy Wife fabrics, so this Sunday Stash will cover my recent February stashing.
I’d never ordered from Marmalade Fabrics, but I had it in my mind that I want some of Denyse Schmidt’s deco fans before they’re gone. Anytime I see them in a block or quilt, they catch my attention and refuse to let go – in the good way. Marmalade Fabrics has some. And now I do, too.
Their packages come in beautiful wrapping! I used to pooh-pooh pretty packaging, but I’m starting to come around to the idea that even though it’s short-lived in it’s use, the feel-good effects of nice wrapping can be worthwhile.
Along with the deco fans, I was excited to get a little of AMH’s Hand Drawn Garden Fanfare in Brass. It’s another one that I keep noticing. I’m wary of multi-colored fabrics these days; I seem to use so many more of the single-colored, but I have a few projects coming up where I might take some flashy bright fabrics and surround them with low-volume goodies. This will be perfect for that.
I went ahead and ordered some yardage of these Botanics from Carolyn Freidlander which are already in several gypsy wife blocks that I put together today.
This low volume fat quarter bundle looked nice. The substitutions are alright, but I’ll probably not order bundles anymore that have the disclaimer that substitutions can be made without notice.
There were three substitutions in the Around the Color Wheel low volume print bundles. I can’t find them on the website in the ATCW section, so they must have decided to take them down. I’d say three substitutions is too many for a six-fabric bundle, but it’s still AWESOME fabric. And I was desperate for some of the Comma Periods. (Or is that a look-alike? I don’t care! It works for me.)
My favorite of this bundle is this sampler piece which I never would have picked out myself. The text is so subtle that I think it can work in as a background, but the quotes are touching and can probably be featured if a situation calls for something with a few words of wisdom. Maybe a paper-pieced teapot? Maybe a quilted greeting card?
Even though I only sewed a few pinwheel blocks for the Gypsy Wife this weekend, I did put fabric away and get better organized. I had a bundle of V & Co.’s Simply Style and a bundle of Botanics that needed to get worked into my fq stash.
So, to summarize, Marmalade Fabrics has some great stuff, and I’m so glad I got my deco fans (if anyone has any in blue to spare, I’ll take it!). I’m in the middle of the road on substitutions for bundles – can be alright, but I like seeing what I buy first, even if it’s on the internet. I’ll definitely go back to Marmalade for yardage though!
Linking up to the other Sunday Stashers at A Stitch in Between.