July 20, 2014

Sunday Stash & An Update on the Traveling Stash Box

Another Sunday and I'm happy to say I have fabric to report this week!  First up is the fabric I chose to keep from the Travelling Stash Box.  There are half-yard cuts of each of these awesome prints...


And I kept these two fat quarters...


While we're on the subject of the Travelling Stash Box, let me give you an update.  I was supposed to draw the name of the winner to receive this box yesterday.  But I had been holding off until I got a response from the organizer of the box.  You see, when I received it last week, every reeked of cigarette smoke.  I wanted an opinion from them on what I should do about it.  I could wash everything but the pre-cuts, but I wasn't sure if that was the best bet.  The organizer wants to retire the box, have me send it back to them, and then we are going to start a new box in September.  I will take the names of those who entered into it and add them to whoever signs up when the box is ready to go and we'll go from there.  I'm sorry for the hold up, but I want everyone to have a chance a good quality fabric without having any issues.

Now on to the rest of Sunday Stash.  The nice part about taking my mom fabric shopping is that she loves to buy fabric, and I do mean loves to buy fabric, but she hates to sew.  I get to hint around at what I like when we shop.  She usually takes things home with her to fondle for a few months but then they always get sent home with me to play with.  The rest of today's fabric are her purchases from last month's shop hop.  First up is three yards of this lovely red....


And I love these!!!  I took mom over and showed her these specifically hoping she'd buy them so I could play.  Half a yard each...


And a few yards of this lovely tan neutral...


We were specifically looking for teals on this trip.  There are a yard of each of these...


Mom fell in love with these.  A yard each of the blue and red and three yards of the cream/tan.


Now I am a sucker for kids and baseball so this panel was a no-brainer.  Mom bought it (she's as bad as I am) and I got to bring it home tonight.


And the last two blocks of this panel...


So stinking cute!  And one more plate to add to my collection this week from the Row by Row Experience.


Can't wait to dig in and start playing!  Do y'all have anything fun to share this week?

Linking up with Molli Sparkles!

July 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Hey y'all!  I've been busy testing a mystery quilt for Persimmon Quilts.  She runs free mysteries to benefit QOV.  So since I can't show you my design wall, I thought I'd share the fabrics I'm using.


On the left we have Stonehenge by Northcott, then is Marble Swirls by Moda.  Next up is a fabric from a new Christmas line by Quilting Treasures (couldn't find a name on it), and lastly is Tooled Leather by Moda.  I can't wait to be able to show you the finished project.

Also, don't forget to stop by my post from yesterday and leave a comment for a chance to get the Traveling Stash Box!!  There are some fun fabrics, notions, and patterns in there that you'll love!!


Hope y'all have a great, productive week!

Linking up to Patchwork Times and Fabric Tuesday.

July 13, 2014

Traveling Stash Box

I was so excited to find that I was getting the traveling stash box from Podunk Pretties!  I was sitting in my aunt's car in Corpus Christi, TX, on the 4th of July, on my way to the art museum, and suddenly started doing a happy dance in the back seat.  Everyone thought I was nuts because no one understands the quilting bug quite like you...my readers!  But guess what?  Now I get to share it with one of you!!


Let me show you what came in the box.  And let's just start by saying, this box was full!!!


Some fat quarters....


A set of 5 fat quarters and a few more misc. ones including a couple of Ghastlie prints, and a piece of yardage...


These half yard cuts of Robotek by Northcott...


A few more fat quarters...


A bunch of notions and a couple of mini charm packs...


And a handful of patterns...


I just opened this today but I think this is what I'm going to keep...


I'll update this post soon to show you what I'm adding to the box.  Now, this is where you come in.  I need to find a reader who wants the box next!  

The RULES are simple.
(copied from In the Boon Docks)

1. Be an active USA blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.

2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.

3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.

4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.

5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.

6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA. Postage is about $13

Just leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner on Friday, July 18, so I can mail it on Saturday.  Please make sure that you have a visible e-mail address so I can let you know if you win.  Can't wait to see where this is going to go next!!!

Good luck!!