Every year the San Fernando Valley Quilt association has a sale. People bring out all kinds of fabric. It is hard to resist temptation, so I didn’t.There were a few pieces of real Ikat, as in yarn dyed not printed. I have no idea what I’m going to do with these, but hey, it’s Ikat. Btw, I learned about this technique over 30 years ago – it was called- E-Cot, not I-cat, the way I’m hearing people pronounce it now.I grabbed a bunch of yellows, I’m thinking of doing a tone on tone applique border for my owl, some of these will work, others will simply go into the stash.
From talking to people at the sale, I really don’t have any stash whatsoever. They have rooms full, I don’t even fill a closet, but I’m getting closer.A print from London, based on Erte, it says so right on the selvage. I have always loved Erte, so although this has no purpose yet, I had to have it.Red is a neutral right? I made a red and white quilt last year that I gave away, I’m thinking of another one that I will keep.I grabbed a few blues and turquoise. These colors are just in my wheelhouse. Oh, I picked up a number of Civil War reproductions, I find that they are wonderful foils to the bright modern fabrics.A space themed pack of fat quarters. I know, I made Westley a space themed quilt 4 years ago. I’m sure some other baby boy will appreciate this as well.Turns out that among the fabric I picked, someone had put out kits for pillowcases. I guess they never got around to making them. So once again, I put the 5 threads to work on my serger.Every month I take the kits at LAMQG, I’m sure they won’t mind getting double the number back. The bright red batik has been in my stash, I thought I was pairing it with a small yellow print, but there wasn’t enough for a pillowcase. It always feel good to use stash fabric, since I have clearly just added so much.Leah