I was going to be so good this year and only use my stash. Well that lasted for one whole month. I suppose that is better than nothing. Right?
So, I had to pop out to Spotty yesterday to buy some more thread, which is definitely allowed, and I just happened to see some new low volume fabrics that would work beautifully in scrappy backgrounds. I have used quite a bit of my stash of that style of fabric, particularly with pink and blue, so I succumbed and bought some, as they were 40% off. Otherwise they would have stayed on the shelf. Sadly, they didn’t have any of the little heart design in blue, but you can’t win them all. They will get used at some stage or other.
I also noticed this watery looking fabric, which will be perfect for the background for some of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge fish blocks. Yes, I know, so much for only using stash. At least it will be used, and not just added to the stash. That’s my reasoning anyway.
Then these two batik fat quarter bundles jumped into my arms at 50% off. Why? I don’t sew with batiks. Well, my brother loves his fishing and I reckon the fish quilt I am making would be ideal for him for Christmas, but not in the very bright colours I am using on my present version. A more muted version in batiks would be more appropriate. This wasn’t just something I thought of while in Spotty, but when I saw the bundles I decided to go ahead with my idea.
I’ll probably need to add a few more colours into the mix for both the background and the fish, but I will try to still keep my batik fabrics to a bare minimum.
I think I will try to prep the fish appliqué for the first four months and then take them to Scrub Stitchin’ to do the actual stitching. Appliqué is such a good project to work on there.
I suppose after that little lot I had better get stitching.