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Stash Building: Alewives Greens

A couple weekends ago, I traveled to one of my favorite “local” fabric shops, Alewives Fabrics, about an hour and a half drive away. I went primarily for the Color for Quilters Class and my first ever Maine Modern Quilt Guild meeting, but also, of course, for the fabric. I knew that in a store like Alewives, I could easily buy enough fabric to fill my trunk, so I went to the class intentionally with the idea of building the greens in my stash, but without a giant fabric shopping list. (If anyone wants to fund my fabric buying budget, I’ll be happy to give you my paypal email address and you can direct deposit as much as your generous heart desires–haha)fabric stash building

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I couldn’t resist the feathers on blue or the yellow newsprintΒ fabric, so I let those slide into the mix. I also bought my first ever (gasp) Cotton and Steel. Here’s the (mostly green) fabric goodness I took home with me (from left to right):

  • 1/2 yard of What a Gem by Allison Cole for Eugene Textiles
  • 1/2 yard of Wee Wander by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics

and fat quarters of:

  • Collage “Newspaper Stripe” by Carrie Bloomston of SUCH DesignΒ for Windham Fabrics;
  • Unknown (but awesome) Fibonacci Fabric in green;
  • Vagabond Parquet Moon Dial by Parson Gray for Free Spirit Fabrics; and,
  • XOXO in Picnic Gold by Cotton and Steel House Designer for Cotton and Steel

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While I was looking through Alewives’ awesome fat quarter bins, I stumbled upon the amazing Fibonacci fabric. Not only was it green (my color of choice for the day) but it is totally math-geek friendly. As a complete closet–or maybe not so closeted–math and science geek, there was no way I was going to leave that shop without buying the Fibonacci Golden Ratio fabric.

Fibonacci fabric green golden ratioI have no idea what I will do with the fabric yet, but I sure am happy to have it in my stash! If anyone knows any of the designer/manufacturer information for this fabric, please let me know.

I’m linking up with Molli’s fabulousΒ Sunday Stash.

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7 thoughts on “Stash Building: Alewives Greens”

  1. good choices. I covet the yellow one. Ditto the fibinacci fabric. Going to look at your pages now. Your picture is so pretty! I thought you might be Irish from it. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  2. Great choices! I tried hunting for that Fibonacci fabric, with no luck. It looks like it might be a stonehenge, but I couldn’t find it on their website. Maybe someone else will know it… πŸ™‚

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  3. Wonderful additions! When I go to my LQS with nothing in mind, I often (like you) just pick a colour and concentrate on that. I just used a lot of my teal stash, so I’m gonna need to be rebuilding that one soon! I do love that DB in green! Thanks for linking up. πŸ™‚

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