Looking Through The Stash Store

Morning Glory, Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Wool Eggs

Yes I have my own fabric store right here at home.  The good thing about having a stash of any size is that you can look through your shelves and containers first before you look on line and order something (no fabric store near me).   I decided to start looking for the right beige fabric to use for the background of Morning Glory the new applique quilt I’m going to make.  I didn’t want to have to order if I didn’t need to and I think after dragging out a lot of beige colors to look at I found the right one.  – a four yard piece of a light print batik.  I had a lot out that I was looking at!


This is the one I chose – the print is light enough to add interest but not detract from the applique.


I have a Xmas basket that I decided to put the wool eggs in– one is done the rest aren’t and I will work on the embroidery now and then and maybe have them done before I put all the holiday decorations away after the New Year.There is room for more if I get back to it at some point.


Murrieta Stars from Thursday night – not much change – just moving down the row – the only way you can see the difference is to look at what color stars was done the day before!


Thank you Vicki from Colorways for the Xmas card that you sent me – I have it nestled under the tree with the one that I got from you last year – aren’t these cute and unique – I am amazed at how well these fabric postcards come through the mail with no envelope to protect them  Thank you for thinking of me and I will truly try to meet up with you the next time I go see my sister as you are only about 50 miles away I believe – I don’t know when that will be but it will be on the schedule!


I can’t believe how fast Christmas is approaching – it well be here before you know – baking cookies today

Craftsy classes on last course sale of the year!

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14 comments… add one
  • Deb Dec 16, 2017

    That little basket is perfect for the eggs!
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    • Karen Dec 16, 2017

      I thought so too – I all of a sudden remembered it in the closet and thought it would work.

  • Wendy Dec 16, 2017

    You got a card from Vicki — lucky you! She is so talented. I enjoy reading her blog. I have learned to pick up neutrals when I am out shopping and see a good deal. It seems I never have enough on hand when I want to make a project! You are making good progress on your star quilt. I love the yellow/gold background.
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    • Karen Dec 16, 2017

      I need more print neutrals – I have a bit of white but running low on the beige colors. Vicki and I have been blogging friends for going on 8 years I bet.

  • Vicki W Dec 16, 2017

    Glad you like the cards! Don’t forget that we are also related! At least that’s what your husband said.

    • Karen Dec 16, 2017

      that’s right – I had actually forgotten – what is the connection I have forgotten – a family name please and I will remind him he has forgotten!

  • maxine lesline Dec 16, 2017

    Guess I missed your post today.. I read it every day. Those eggs make an interesting holiday focus.. I have a small collection of pin cushions on view in a wooden bowl.. just seeing them makes me smile…. a little focus of color and hand work … as your eggs are.

    • Karen Dec 16, 2017

      don’t know if I will do any more eggs they are ok, but I might stick to just quilting!

  • Dottie bishaw Dec 16, 2017

    Your eggs are so pretty in that basket, I really like them. My, you do have quite a stash there, isn’t it nice? I didn’t think I had the book that Morning Glory is in, but yesterday I found it by accident when I was looking for fabric for the Hertfordshire quilt, lol! Since I have this book, I just might do Morning Glory with you, only I might fuse the designs and do a hand blanket stitch around each design. I’m not sure I could needle turn such little pieces. Murrieta Stars is moving along, it’ll get done. Have fun baking cookies today.

    • Karen Dec 16, 2017

      nice to have you follow along on the quilts Dottie, you will need to send me photos of your work! I am not sure if I will do needle turn or try machine applique – I will do a practice square first with the machine applique stitch – I think it is the blanket stitch also

  • Diann Bottrell Dec 16, 2017

    That light print batik is beautiful, and looks perfect for your applique quilt background! I’ve discovered that I really like to use tone on tone batik prints for low volume backgrounds in quilts. Love the basket you put the eggs in, too! Such great color in both.

    • Karen Dec 17, 2017

      I have come to realize too that I like light print neutrals for backgrounds instead of plain solids

  • Clara Dec 18, 2017

    I’m excited to see how your batik background works for your beautiful project. Someone told me that batiks are harder to hand-sew because the weave is more dense than regular quilting cotton. I’ve wanted to use batiks for quilt bindings as well as applique and have shied away from them. I piece quilt blocks with batiks—but have not used them for handwork. So I will be happily learning from you and possible losing my hesitancy with batiks.

    • Karen Dec 19, 2017

      batik’s are a little harder to hand sew but I love them for applique because they do not fray. Up until about 10 years or so ago I used to hand piece almost all of my quilts – for this quilt the applique pieces will be regular cotton fabric but the background batik. I don’t know how I will feel about it but I have always mixed fabric before and didn’t mind it. I am thinking I might try machine applique but I doubt I will be good enough so will probably be needle turning like I always do.
      For my red/cream Dear Jane quilt that I made some years ago I used two batiks for it – and I hand pieced the whole quilt, hand quilted it and put the binding on by hand also – some might think I’m crazy but I love batiks and use them as I do any other

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