Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sunday Stash #9 and a Doughty’s Special


When I sorted out my fabric stash a few weeks ago - ironed and folded all my lovely fabrics, then stood them on my shelf, in colour order - I was very pleased with the outcome, and also a little scared by the amount of fabric I own! I do believe in the mantra “you’re not a proper fabric addict unless you have a ridiculous horde”, but this was just silly! So I did try and vow to only use my stash for upcoming projects… 



...until that was good old Doughty’s announced a new range to hit their shop… Je Ne Sais Quoi (or Menage a trois as I called it in my quilt group, oops!) 


These fabrics are designed and printed in France on good quality cotton and are 60” wide. AND… they’re only £4.99 p/m. Now I was a little sceptical… surely at this price, they couldn’t be that good quality… I just had to find out, which of course meant buying more fabric. Ahem…
 




As well as a couple of novelty designs, this collection also has a good range of ditsy and geometric basics, and these are what I went for, in these three colourways.



 I also ordered a few of their Ditsy Basics range to check the scale, I love the chevrons!



They are all great! I love the colour combinations, they feel nice and have a good weight. As usual I couldn’t wait to cut into them (stash? What stash??) They were delivered on Thursday and I’ve managed to design and make a quilt top in the blue/green range, as well as make a cute little turtle for a friend’s little girl, isn’t she sweet! I do love this colourway of orange and pink together, and the soft grey through all the colourways seems to bring them together.





On about a new quilt, I decided to dig out my Hex and More ruler that I bought at QuiltCon and have a go at half-hexagons. However, full hexagons and triangles took hold yet again, and after much muttering and tutting I came up with this design, which I think I’ll call From Side to Side. I’ll be working on the pattern next week, but I’m quite pleased with it in my new fabrics.




Finally, I’d just like to add my finished mini quilt from my last blog, I do like how the grey sets off the multi coloured diagonals. 





I hope you have like my ramblings, thank you for visiting. If you would like to leave a comment, please do, and if you would like more inspiration and ideas, why not pop over to Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash link-up, and Let's Bee Social over on Sew Fresh Quilts.

10 comments:

  1. I really like the mini-quilt colour scheme. I just caught up on the previous post, you touched my hoarder soul when you mentioned it was made from scraps!

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    1. Thanks Matthias, yes, I am definitely a certifiable hoarder! But I am trying to do something about it! 😀

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  2. Your friend's little girl is going to love her new friend. I love how you arrange your stash. As far as I am concerned as long as we are hoarding fabric we are supporting the fabric industry. Just need to use a little bit more of it so I can add some new fabric to it.

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    1. Haha, yes I Iike you're thinking, we do need to support our industries! I've been very bad this week, although I had all the best intentions with my shelves, my new fabrics have been left piled up on my chair! very naughty! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Your stash looks great!! I really, really need to get mine out of a bin and put it up where I can see it all. Maybe that will give me the inspiration I am lacking lately. And your new fabrics look great too! That mini is adorable.

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  4. Congrats on a super deal on some really cute fabrics!! The turtle is adorbs and you have come up with a fun hexagon pattern :)

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  5. Thank you all, I do have to admit, the turtle isn't my own pattern... I got it at my very first Festival of Quilts, I think it was an Australian company. She is very cute!

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  6. Your cleaned up stash is like a fabric shop! Perfect! I really love the little mini, the colors grab my attention! Turtle...super cute!

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  7. Eye candy filled post, Louisa! Your stash is a beautiful, organized rainbow of inspiration. I love your latest additions and can see why you had to have them. The temptation would be too great for me as well - such great colours and prints to play with. Lots of fun sewing projects ahead!

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