Stash Explosion

I knew it was coming because yesterday was my guild’s fabric sale. This is the third one they’ve had since I joined and by far the largest. A former member passed away and her family donated her entire stash of 50 boxes of fabric.

The total damage was 30 yards in. I got a little surprise with a bag of what I thought was cat fabric scraps. They were so cute I had to grab them. It was actually the first thing I picked up.

I didn’t open the bag until I got home and I was surprised to find it was a quilt all kitted up with completed blocks and the pattern picture.

cat-quilt-kitI wish I had known that at the time so I could have looked for the background fabric. Lesson learned.

After the massive fabric infusion I had no business looking at fabric at the thrift shop. I picked up a pack of embroidery patterns, a bit of yarn for art quilts and the exact floss I needed for my bear blocks. Good to know that I can find the older floss at the thrift.

The pattern pack was all taped up, but I took a chance anyway. There were three sets of block patterns for different embroidered quilts and several quilt patterns. The embroidery patterns are different from everything else I have and I’m so glad I bought them. They make a nice addition to my pattern stash.

embroidery-pattern-packI’ll post pictures of the fabric add later this week.

I’m linking to Patchwork Times.

Fabric In: 70 3/8 yards

Fabric out: 8 5/8 yards

Net Fabric ADDED: 61.75 yards

Yarn In: 21 yards

Yarn Out: 400 yds

Net Yarn OUT: 379 yds

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5 Responses to Stash Explosion

  1. Charlene S says:

    Sometimes you have to enhance your stash to get movement out.

  2. I find that guild sales are worse for fabric purchases than a shop hop. it’s that sense of…”but if I don’t get it now, I won’t ever find it again!” All in all, it looks like you did well. The kitty quilt looks like fun, and I hope you can find more coordinating fabric. It looks like the darker Stonehenge by Northcott may work with it. Good luck!

  3. Kate says:

    Those kinds of sales can be really hard to resist, but if the rest of it is like the cat fabrics, you’ve got some fun stuff to play with.

  4. Gayle Kush says:

    Glad you found your floss! I left my purse in the car after getting the stuff from you so I didn’t even look at anything. I probably shoukd have though. There’s always next year and the garage sale next month too!

  5. You will have a lot of fun with those new treasures to play with. It’s very hard to resist when you get great bargains like the guild sale.

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