Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Stash #4

Happy Sunday everyone!  Did you all have a good weekend?  It's pretty rainy around here today so I've been sewing instead of working outside.  For Sunday stash this week I have the ever popular line, Briar Rose by Heather Ross :)  Since I'm new to quilting, I have missed other HR lines, so I was very excited to see a new release from her.

This line is even more lovely in person, I love all the little touches of whimsy.  I pre-ordered a FQ bundle from Pink Castle fabrics back in May, and received it when it came out last month.  The plan is to make a twin sized quilt for my niece, who turned 2 in May.  She's not in a big-girl bed yet though, so I have some time to work on it :)

I've had this quilt as a favorite on Flickr for quite a while and then when I saw previews of Briar Rose I knew that was what I was going to use to make it.

Girly Star Quilt by Darci on Flickr
I plan to use fussy cuts for the center squares and solids for the backgrounds using Cluck Cluck Sew's tutorial.  Now I just need to pick the solids to use and order them.  My sister doesn't want the quilt to be too girly, so I'll probably minimize the pink solids.  After seeing Laura's post about her little girl's "soft blanket," I think I want to back it with green minky :)

I really want to get better at piecing consistently, so I think I will wait to start this quilt until after I finish the "precise piecing" portion of the Penny Sampler class.

One other stash related question -- I've been coveting Denyse Schmidt's new line, Florence, and Waterfront Park by Violet Craft...

Florence courtesy of Denyse Schmidt                                   Waterfront Park courtesy of Pink Chalk Studio
Right now there is a 10% off bundle sale at Stash Modern Fabric... ideally I'd really like to buy BOTH lines, but there's no way I can spend $150 on complete FQ bundles of both, and I really have no immediate plans for either.  But... I feel like I could use fabrics from both lines in my Penny Sampler.  Such a hard decision...  Which would you get?


  1. Could you pick favorites from each? Of course then no bundle coupon...

    I think if it were me and I wanted to get one complete line or the other I'd get Florence because I have a lot of Denyse that it would go with.

    But I really really like the birds and dominos from Waterfront Park.

  2. I bought Waterfront Park. And I am completely skipping Florence--I may pick up a 1/2 yard or two if I see it on sale down the road, but I am letting it go for now.

    Here's my reasoning: there are a LOT of "basic" prints in Waterfront Park, prints that are really great stash supporter prints. Prints I already have bought more of, and will probably re-buy again. There are less reasonable reasons for me too, like, the first designer fabric I ever bought was a Peacock Lane FQ bundle, and I had a lot of Madrona Road also, so I feel really sentimental about Violet Craft.

    I also have a TON of DS I just don't seem to ever use, while my Violet Craft gets gone. Buy the one you know you will USE, you know?

  3. I love the Briar Rose collection. It is slowly arriving in England. The quilt will be stunning when it is done, can't wait to see it.


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