Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stash Builders


One never comes home empty handed after a road trip to Shipshewana. This was my third visit and well worth the 6 hour drive to get there.  My first purchase was some Gee's Bend fabric, so beautiful and vibrant, with slight variations.  It was suggested that I purchase a small bottle of Synthrapol to pre-wash the fabric with as it is very over dyed.


Even though my reproduction bin is filled to the brim and the lid will not close, I just had to bring home a handful or two of Civil War fabric.  My eyes go straight to the cheddar, isn't that wonderful!


A pretty green Asian fabric and a few very different ones also made the trip home.  I was thinking of cutting a clamshell or two out of each of them, but I think I have enough clamshells to keep me busy for a very long time.


And, I could not resist a few Kaffe Fassett, 1930's and Batiks


My search is now over for an accent fabric to go with my Shades of Autumn POTC background fabric, as this dark green fabric turned out to be an excellent find.


The last bit of fabric I will show you, but not the last of the fabric I bought, is a mix of solids and others I just couldn't live without.  I also bought background fabric for my Hocuspocusville stitchery quilt and some polka-dot fabric for an upcoming project.


And, a few more stencils to add to my collection. 

I did take some pictures at the Shipshewana Quilt Show and will share them with you once I get a chance to go through them. 

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen



28 comments:

katrien said...

Lovely fabrics and nice stencils.

Kathie said...

beautiful fabrics ah yes cheddar I can never pass them buy!
love the stencils too!
will look forward to the quilt show pictures
Kathie

Marion B. said...

I agree, one does need stash :-) Escpecially when it as beautiful as the fabrics you just bought. Happy stitching.

Crispy said...

Ooooo so many beautiful fabrics!! I can't wait to see more AND the quilt show pictures :0)

Crispy

Terry said...

Nice goodies you brought home! Love the little fence stencil! :0)

Funoldhag said...

Successful shopping, Karen! Nothing like bringing home some new fabric to join your stash. ;-) Carol

Sharon said...

It looks like you had a great trip! I agree, the cheddar fabric is wonderful. Like you, I cannot resist buying more reproduction fabrics.

Ellen said...

Beautiful fabrics! They'll make a nice addition to your projects/stash!

Cybele's patch said...

Wow, that was really worth the trip. Gorgeous fabrics. Especially the CW fabrics and the blue ones. Didn't you forget to buy another bin?

Daniëlle said...

Just be glad the shop is far away LOL! Love all your fabrics you have bought!! Gorgeous! Another bin, a bigger bin would do the job hihi! Happy sewing, hugs, Daniëlle

Simone de Klerk said...

Great trip you had!
I love the ones with the Asian fabrics you got.
Too bad I couldn't join you!

Diane H said...

Glad your journey was such a wonderful success, enjoy all your new goodies.

Annemieke said...

You bought a lot of nice things. I also like the cheddar fabrics very much. In one of your previous posts I saw your clamshells, love them. I'm still thinking of starting one some day...
Groetjes
Annemieke

Sue said...

Oh what lovely fabrics. The Gee's Bend quilt show was at Flint earlier this year for a few months and I live about twenty miles from there and never got a chance to get up there and see it.
Those Civil War fabrics are wonderful too. Of course, I feel that way as my stash has tons of them. Haven't seen a bad one yet:)

Yvette said...

Looks like a great haul!

Deb said...

What a wonderful haul. I honestly need to make a trip down there one of these days - although I don't know if my pocketbook could afford it!

Gisele said...

Looks like you had a very productive trip, love all the fabrics & look forward to seeing pics of the show :)

Dolly Cloth said...

Love your new stash great colour's

Sue-Anne said...

It looks like you had a great time away and have brought home some wonderful fabrics. Looking forward to seeing them crop up in your projects.

Tineke said...

Some of these fabrics will be hard to cut :-) - beautifull! I especially love the Gee's Bend fabrics.

Marieke said...

Wonderful fabrics! Love the blue ones and the 30-s. And great stencils! It looks like you had a great trip! Enjoy using them.

yvonne said...

Prachtige lapjes en de stencils zijn herkenbaar. groetjes yvonne

Anita said...

Wauw Karen, you have beautiful stash and stencils. You can make a lot of projects. I love the colours.
Greetings from the Netherlands, Anita

pajudie said...

Wow - love your fabrics. Those Asian ones are awesome!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time and helped the economy at the same time!!
Judie

belinda said...

Woo Hoo...lots of good stuff girl! I would love to get my hands on those quilting stencils.

Sandra Henderson said...

Karen, you found some beautiful things! I've never seen the needle puller! very interesting. I use little pliers. lol Will have to check it out. Oh, these fabrics are gorgeous!

dianne said...

ooooo!!! i LOVE the background for your POTC!!!

good things come to those who wait, huh?

*karendianne. said...

How cool. You got some great stuff here. I really love your fabric eye. I mean to express my admiration for variety. :)