Edited to add: The winner of the July Gypsy Wife Quiltalong giveaway was Crafty Kat, who is doing a very lovely blue and orange and grey version of the quilt that I’m really liking a lot!
So it may have been a while since I posted much, but it hasn’t been a while since I added more fabric to the hoard. (When I die, I think I need to be buried with all of it, like the Sutton Hoo, but maybe in a giant sewing machine or something.) I did have little bits and pieces of things coming in while I wasn’t posting, largely things for projects in progress, rather than actual stash additions, but then there were also one or three purchases, like this one below, of things I didn’t really need, but kind of wanted, and splashed out for. See… Pink Castle Fabrics had a big 50 Fat Quarter mystery bundle on a decent price and even though the last time I bought a 50 FQ bundle (from Craftsy), it didn’t really work out for me… I took the chance anyway. And I think it was mostly successful! I’m more happy than not, certainly.
These are my least favourite of the bundle:
Yeah. I know. Heather Ross. I wasn’t as blown away by this particular line as some people, and these are a couple of the prints that I liked the least. I’m pretty meh on zombies in general, so that one didn’t speak to me. And the dots… I don’t know why the dots don’t work for me, but I tend to have a harder time liking multi-coloured fabrics than I do with tone-on-tone. Also, I just don’t like the colours in it – I like dots, just not in these particular colours.
That little pink and white floral near the bottom here is my least favourite from this grouping of fabrics. The rest I’m pretty okay with, even that novelty jam jar print, which I can’t imagine myself actually ever using. I didn’t check for names on any of the selvedges, because 50 prints would be a lot to identify in just one post anyway, but if there is anything you want to know about, please ask and I’ll check for the name or see if I can figure it out.
It feels like they sent me the entire collection of that solid colour with the white silhouettes of daisies print. I’m liking the pez prints more than I ever thought I would. I’ve seen them used well in a lot of children’s quilts, but that’s not something I sort of aim my sights toward making very often, so I try to avoid buying those kinds of prints in general. But I do like them, it turns out. Maybe it should be inspiration to make another kid’s size quilt again. Maybe I’d actually finish something if it were smaller!
I love dot fabric, so I like that they sent so many of them, but I wish the green ones hadn’t been quite so close together in colour. It doesn’t look like it quite so much in the photo (because it was a bit more shadowed than I thought) but the one up top and the one in the row below it are nearly the same shade, just with different sized dots.
Do the blues feel sort of boring, here? I feel like they are. I love blue, it’s probably my favourite colour (blue, green or red,.. well, who can really decide, anyway?), and I feel like there are dozens of great blue fabrics in the world, but they sure picked some dull ones. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with them,… they’re just sort of meh.
I haven’t really got much to say about these neutrals either, but they’re all pretty decent choices. All in all, I think it was a pretty good collection of fabrics, and I think I only actually owned four or five of them before buying this mystery bundle too, which is pretty awesome. I could have done with a bit less pink, but that’s a pretty minor complaint over all.
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