Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Stash for Fall...and Needles

I've added some vibrant hues to my stash, and they are a perfect set for today as we officially started Fall a few days ago.  btw it's exactly three months to Christmas, just sayin'...
This is Windfall, generously sent to me by Paintbrush Studio Design and what an incredibly rich array of colour!  There are just two tone one tone leaf 'prints' in the collection, a maple-shaped leaf and an oblong, birch-shaped leaf, but just look at the variety of colours in which they printed those two patterns--mmmm!

I got a fat quarter pack and a little yardage for the project (or two) I have in mind.  I already made a button basket out of some of the red, which you can see here.  I will be taking part in a hop later in October, hosted by Bernie of Needle and Foot.  You can take a peek at the others's fabric in the hop (we each chose a different Fall line) by clicking:
Tish at Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Janine at Quilts from the Little House
Mari at Academic Quilter

Here is one more shot of this gorgeous fabric (and what a lovely hand it has) by one of our chrysanthemums, such a pleasing mid-Western tradition (or is it American, period, and once again, our southern section of Canada has adopted it?) of front porch displays that evoke thoughts of wonderful pumpkin pie and apple cider and muffins and football and cozy hours by one's sewing machine...
Even though I still wore flipflops, capri pants and a short-sleeved t-shirt yesterday to lunch with a friend and then later to dinner with a group of other friends, including a most enjoyable cruise on the Detroit River in one of their boats, I was able for the first time since Spring, to wear one of my beloved dress scarves around my neck!  Which reminds me....I have some fabric somewhere to make an infinity one, hmmm, gotta put my hands on that.

I am still hand-stitching the binding down on Dayna's quilt, but I loaded another, which is on my Q3 FAL list and got a start on it yesterday morning:

Flowing 'organic' wavy lines in the leaves sections and a design my good friend Judy used on a recent quilt that I decided to try here. My circles aren't quite perfectly round, despite drawing them on using a circle tracing template, but once the quilt is washed and crinkly, it will be just fine right?!  I'm loving the Essential 100% cotton variegated thread from Connecting Threads, (no affiliation) a gift from another good friend, Preeti.  :-)

Which reminds me of two things:
1.  The Bloggers Quilt Festival  - one day and 10 hours left to enter...I haven't done that yet!! It's been a rather crazy last couple of weeks for multiple reasons.  SUCH inspiration you will find in each one of the categories.

2.  Did you remember to snag yourself a class for $20US/$26CA this weekend at Craftsy?  (affiliate link) Think I may watch some more of my latest Angela Walters one while my husband cries over, er cheers on, his beloved Detroit Lions.

Eye of the Needle
Bada BOOM!  Once more a post comes full circle, and how I love it:  This is the last Sunday of the month and many of you are looking for Sunday Stretch, and this promised pose for your hips especially when you have bad knees... It will be here within the next couple of days, promise.  This one took precedence as will hopefully one more, my entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  :-)

Linking up with
Molli Sparkles


  1. Ooh, yes, Sandra, I love those vibrant hues, and I think you'll have lots of fun working with a limited pattern in the fabrics where the colors can take the spotlight. Have fun!!

  2. a generous donation of fabric to you by Paintbrush Studio. I love the vibrant colours and I look forward to the blog hop. I wondered what you and Tish were up to!

  3. What pretty brights! Can't wait to see what's going to come from these beauties. And I think we got our mums at the same place--some of mine are maroon as well!

  4. Hmmm, what pretty colors. You will have a good time with those. We've had one of those picture book days here. Clear and cool with just a hint of a nip in the air when the sun goes down. Well, it isn't actually down yet but I know the nip will be there. :-) I love fall.

  5. Very fall inspired fabric, indeed. It will be fun to see what you create in the hop!

  6. Pretty fall colours. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  7. Ahhh!!! Three months to Christmas!?! I didn't think it could possibly be true, but yes, it is! Time flies by so darn fast.

    Gorgeous fabrics and it will be so fun to see the different projects that you and Tish make with the same bundle.😊

  8. Lovely fabrics. Such rich colours. Can't wait to see your project.

  9. These are so rich and vibrant, waiting to see what you all do with your selected choices.

  10. 3 months til Christmas, indeed! Enjoy those Paintbrush fabrics during this gorgeous season as I'm sure they will inspire you to make something fabulous!

  11. Gorgeous fabrics, will be fun to see what you create with them.

  12. Congratulations on new additions to your stash. Love the colors and I am sure that whatever you do with them will be even lovelier.

  13. Ha! Using the same fabric line (although I think I knew that already), it's those shared brain cells working again :) And I just's a little over a week and our brain cells actually get to meet!


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