Okay, okay, okay, I'm late! I'm currently in holiday mode for the next two weeks which means my days are all starting to blend together. I woke up late this Monday morning to realise I hadn't published Sunday Stash yesterday. My saving grace is that I believe it's still Sunday is some parts of the world. (I'm sorry you have to go to work tomorrow -- I don't! Yay!) Originally, this California series was going to include three parts (one, two, three). Then as I was reorganising my fabric stash this week, which is a typical Tuesday night affair, I looked up to see a few bundles I had completely missed!
So this week is California - Part IV - Bonus Edition! And what a bonus it is. Y'all know I'm working on an AMH Feathers quilt in Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. I actually have to have that quilt top done by this Friday (eek!) Mr. Sparkles has been lusting over it so much, that before I left on my trip to California he said to me, "I want you to buy more of that Shimmer fabric. As much as you can." Exsqueeze me? Trust that I didn't ask any questions, except for "Where's are our extra suitcase?"
Even though my name may be Sparkles, I haven't been hugely enamoured with the metallic trend in fabrics as of late. I often find them a bit too trendy and over-worked. Jennifer Sampou's Shimmer range though, is just so spot on for me. By using base fabrics in earth tones that are slightly muted, but still containing a range of values, it makes them more timeless. The metallic embellishments are more geometric which gives the whole range more sophistication and luxury.
So instead of just buying one fat quarter bundle, I bought two! I mean really, Mr. Sparkles said so! I picked these up from Auntie Pami on Instagram and she also has an Etsy shop. She's always got strange and terrific fabrics showing up on her Instagram, but you have to be quick because they get snatched up by people like me!
The other bundle that I had completely forgotten to show you really needs no introduction. This is of course the infamous Doe by Carolyn Friedlander. I've never bought a fat quarter bundle of her previous collections, but I love all of the various pieces I have so much, I thought it was certainly time to do so with this one. I had Julie at Intrepid Thread reserve this for me as soon as she was taking pre-orders because I knew they wouldn't last long! I can't wait to mix and match Doe with Botanics and Architextures because they coordinate so well together. Can you even believe I've hardly touched any of them?
So tell me, what's in your stash that you've been hiding? Link up below!