Ali Wilkinson

Sunday Stash #16

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It’s been a while since I bought some fabric but two recent events made me open up my wallet and add to the stash. The first was the appearance of Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids on Massdrop (simultaneously to another drop that I also couldn’t resist but that will be written about shortly when the parcel arrives). The second was the Quilt Show here in Christchurch and the opportunity to see vendors who are not local.

Above is a photo of the Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids bundle. I saw these on a blog a while back, and unfortunately cannot recall which blog, and at the time I thought that the colours were particularly nice. They have a sort of “dusty” appearance, which adds a vintage charm, and the texture of the warp and weft can easily be seen giving them an almost shot cotton quality. The colour ran is subtle and harmonising but the best quality only came to light once I had unwrapped them and felt the texture – oh my stars, the hand is so soft and comforting, almost like a well washed brushed cotton! So divine! I think as a result I might have to spray starch if I am planning on getting defined points or precision piecing. I will report back when I use them!

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The second purchase were some random fat quarters from a booth at the Quilt Show last weekend. Overall I found the show to be a bit disappointing for those of us at the modern end of the quilting spectrum or not in the market for a new machine, but then I discovered these little prizes and so I came away feeling that my time had not been wasted.

On the left are two Cotton + Steel fabrics from the Tokyo Train Ride range. I already have the lower one in a different colour way, but had been looking of rate navy for a while. This will be the cover of my new travel wallet. The upper one is cute in a kawaii kitschy way, and the rows of cats and dogs are very unusual.

On the right are Tula Pink, I think. The waves is definitely Tula as I already have that in black, but I am a bit unsure about the spots. I think they will be great linings for pouches, or bindings for quilts. I am really pleased to have more navy in my stash. I think navy has been under-rated as a quilting colour and I dearly hope it will make a comeback in the modern world!

Linking up with Molli Sparkles again after a long absence!

2 thoughts on “Sunday Stash #16

  1. I have a lovely bundle of the Cirrus Solids, too, as a gift for writing a block design for them to promote the line. I am itching to design something to use up the full bundle, but have not cut into them myself or I would offer up advice. I really am drawn to the colors in the grouping, though, and look forward to seeing what you create with them!

    I also really like your purchases from the quilt show. Those waves in the lower right are especially speaking to me today. 🙂

  2. I love what you bought. The waves are great. The dots are from Tula’s Moonshine collection. I’m obsessed with every fabric in that line. 🙂

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