Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Stash #31 - Kona Solids

Elizabeth Hartman's blog was my gateway into the world of modern quilting.  I have no recollection of how I stumbled upon it, and I've only made one of her patterns (I think), but I always enjoy seeing what she puts out into the blogosphere.

A while back (maybe over the summer?  Or maybe longer than that) she curated a collection of Kona solids that I admired for their bright, cheery nature but didn't have any reason to buy.  Pause there.

Back in January, Kristel mentioned on her blog that she had bought some solid Kona roll-ups after being inspired by an all-solids Jelly Roll Race quilt that she'd spotted on M-R's blog.  Kristel confessed to not really liking Jelly Roll Race quilts, but being totally inspired by M-R's all-solids version.  As I generally felt much the same way, I had to click over and check it out.  And I loved it too!  Not enough to immediately purchase anything, but enough to tuck the thought away in the back of my mind.

Un-pause.  Putting those two thoughts together, when I spotted the roll-up of Elizabeth's collection in the Craftsy sale section, I figured it was a sign.  Who am I to argue with the universe about these things?

Linking up with Molli Sparkles!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Stash #30 - Detour

After my last attempt to keep boy-friendly fabric on hand was a bit of a flop, I've been keeping an eye out for something more suitable.  This rollie polie of Detour by Riley Blake was in the Craftsy sale section and I thought it might fit the bill.  (You can see more of the designs in the fabric here.  The colors are mostly blues, greys and reds, with some burnt orange/tan.) 

The only problem was that I've never bought a rollie polie before, because what does one do with just 18 strips??

Then I remembered the Fat Quarter Shop's Jelly Roll Jam pattern and decided to investigate further.  It turns out that while the fabric requirements list one whole jelly roll, that actually makes two tops, and you only need 18 strips to make each one (baby sized)!  Perfect!  It's hard to beat making a top for only $8!  Granted, I'll need to figure out binding and backing, but hopefully that can come from stash.  So into the virtual cart it went :)

Linking up with Molli Sparkles!  And Happy Easter!