Friday, 25 April 2014

For the love of low volume (and Fabriholics Anonymous linky!)

Despite going strong for the last four months of my fabric diet, I must admit I have fallen off the wagon recently. It all started with a slight freak out over my dwindling stash of lower volume (lighter value neutral fabrics), which led me ordering a bunch of prints from one of my favorite shops, Sew Me a Song. I'd forgotten the excitement of waiting for a squishy parcel to arrive ;o)


I'm excited to say that Becca has just listed this bundle in her shop - so if like me you can't get enough low volume and neutral prints, head over and check it out :o)

A few really gorgeous green prints also jumped into my flat rate envelope. I cut into a huge chunk of my green stash for my Ausmod bee mates last month, and was left with a lot of green-yellow prints, but very few deep and bright greens - so these are a very welcome addition to my stash. These prints are Kitchen Pantry in green, Chalkboard in green and Feedsack colour E (which would make the BEST quilt back!)


And just to fill up the parcel, these fabulous Melody Miller arrows jumped in too. I have a major crush on Melody's amazing designs and am hoarding them waiting for inspiration to strike - so it's nice to have some of these to add!


I may have just made another order too - but after these I'm determined to make it until the end of June at least before I order anything else! Honestly, I don't think I'll last much longer than that - I am noticing other holes in my stash (reds and oranges in particular), although I will continue to buy what I need rather than just buying ALL THE FABRIC which is what I've been guilty of in the past ;o)

So, how are my fellow fabric fasters going?


Linking up with Sunday Stash at the fabulous Molli Sparkles!

21 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, that's some serious stash building! Now- back on the wagon! You can do it!

Michal Woodruff said...

I love these neutrals. Especially the one in the upper right corner. Holy Cow, I love your blog. Have I ever been here before? Great stuff. Eye candy worthy of covet. :) I'm a new follower. Take care and I will be back to see more of your blog.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Worth falling off the wagon for ;)

Sarah @ sarahquilts.com said...

Well it looks like you're making very thoughtful and useful purchases! It's all over when the Cotton & Steel lines come out anyway. ;) ;) ;)

Rebecca Lynne said...

Damn April is hard...I fell off the wagon too... Go see my low volume swap stash on my blog Jess, I know you'll xoxo it!!!

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Newbie Jen said...

I'm off the wagon. I ordered some fabric to finish a few projects (within the rules), but then I also got some for a challenge I am considering entering, plus a few odd 1/2 yards to round out the order, plus a preorder of something for my kids, plus, plus, plus, plus.....

I hang my head in shame.

Katy Cameron said...

Well you may have fallen, but at least you got a well padded bump ;o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Definitely worth getting off the wagon!

Rachaeldaisy said...

They look like neccessities to me! of course you had to have them.

Gina said...

I fell off the wagon too Jess. It happened at the very begining and since then I've been good. When I added my purchases to my large stash I felt super guilty! I didn't really need more, but it sounds as though your purchases were well thought out . Not long now.

Farm Quilter said...

Still fasting!! But I got lucky and won a huge FQ bundle that should be at my door next week!!!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oooh, so worth breaking the fast for! Yummy fabrics!

Susie said...

Fabric fast - what's that? Love your additions

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Great fabrics! I love those arrows!

quirkyhannah said...

Oh great additions! I could never fast not enough willpower haha.
Seriously love the LV bundle and Melody arrows :)

audrey said...

I recently had to stock up on true greens too! I have a ton of yellowy-greeny ones, but not much green. Apparently it's an epidemic! Love those MM arrows too!

Hannlib said...

Wow you leapt off the wagon ;-) nice soft fabric landing though!! Gorgeous purchases. I am thinking of the time when fabric fast it over and I will go wild and BUY ALL THE FABRIC!!! which may defeat the object, but hey, no matter.

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moira said...

Melody Miller's new line is out soon....Eeeeeek!

jeifner said...

Yeah. So I've decided I'm now on a fabric calorie counting plan. Judicious purchases and they have to be on sale.