I’m one of those online window shoppers, with about fifty items in a “shopping cart” at a variety of fabric shops at all times. One of the bundles that has been in my virtual shopping cart forever is the Jewel Tone Sketch Fat Quarter Bundle at Stash Fabrics. Last week, when I saw Stash was having a sale on all Bella Solids, I knew that the time had come. I needed some more gray yardage as a background for my in-progress Canvas place mats, so with the sale on solids paired with free shipping on orders over $50, I decided to build my stash 56 dollars worth. Here’s what I bought:
Let’s take a closer look, since who doesn’t want to get a closer look at fabulous fabric?
From bottom to top, I got 1 yard each of Bella Zen Gray, Silver, and Steel, as well as 1 yard of Pointelle in Noir from the Art Gallery Fabrics Chromatic Collection (swoon). I also added in 1/4 yard each of Bee Sweet in Sunset and Morning colorways, from the Sweet as Honey line by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery. I’ve been eyeing them for ages and just couldn’t pass up the chance to have even a bit in my stash.
Of course, the Jewel Tone Sketch bundle got a photo shoot all its own. How could you resist!? Mid-photo-shoot, I decided that these lovely colors really needed more of a white backdrop. The only problem is, we have blue walls. Here was my solution:
Blue walled background + some momentarily helpful kids who had refused to nap + 1 white poster board = whiter background to help the rainbow colors pop!
Yes? Yes! I love the difference the slightly different angle paired with the white background make.
This week, I also got a fabulous package from Alex Veronelli of AURIfil. A few weeks ago, I semi-jokingly, very-hopefully tweeted:
@CrystalblueRT @alexveronelli if Aurifil is ever looking for another quilter-blogger to supply with gorgeous colors of thread, I’m your gal!
— Kitty Wilkin (@nightquilter) May 22, 2014
Much to my excitement, yesterday I received the best package ever!
It didn’t take me long once I started quilting and getting into the modern quilting community to realize that many of my favorite quilters raved about AURIfil thread. I finally found a local shop that carried AURIfil and bought my very first spool: a gorgeous all-purpose gray. I haven’t used anything except AURIfil since. Look at it-you can see the shine even in photos. The colors are fabulous, the thread is smooth and I haven’t had a break yet.
Rather than swoon, here are some more photographs so that you can see for yourself:
I’m very excited about the color cards, since now I will be able to order the perfect color thread for every project, even though my LQS doesn’t carry the full spectrum. You know how I am about color; I am thrilled to have these added to my stash. I can’t wait to play!
I’m linking up with Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash because, well, it matches my favorite bits on the aurifil color card!
14 thoughts on “Stash Building: Rainbow Sketch, Grays, & Aurifil”
I just got one or two Sketch prints myself. I’ve been looking at Aurifil more lately but have yet to bite the bullet. Great build and what a wonderful surprise!
My LQS, Quiltessentials, located in Auburn, ME carries a great selection of Aurifil thread. I use it on my domestic machine and longarm, and love it on both. Top quality thread and always my first choice!
I love the sketch fabrics too!! My favorite is lipstick!! It makes a great binding. I get my thread from Superior…haven’t tried Aurifil.
Love your sketch rainbow! And your photography assistants are pretty cute too 🙂
Congratulations on the Aurifil, nice, I love mine, and that was so helpful of your kids 😉 the white background really did make the jewel colors pop.
WOW! What super fun treat to find that Aurifil package in the mail! I love the jewel tones, too.
If it’s that easy to get some Aurifil… 😉
I have pretty much all your fabrics here! Not sure if I have the exact same sketch ones, but I do have a lot of sketch! I have a project I’m using Sweet As Honey for… should finish that off lol. It’s such a pretty line!
Love that you have your little helpers photograph such goodies! Nice work on the Aurifil 🙂
Ooh I’m jealous. I just ordered Aurefil to use for the first time. I hope they live up to their reputation.
What a great additon! Great fabrics and what a fun way to get new thread 🙂 Enjoy both!
Are you kidding me?!?!?! That thread pack is a dream come true! And I love the bee fabric, gray solids and sketch. I like all of them so much but was a bit blown away by the Aurifil 🙂
Oh my goodness! WHAT A HAUL!! LOL! Love it all! Hmm…your kids won’t nap, either, hey? Sheesh. Chronic problem plaguing moms everywhere :s tee hee