I’m excited to be linking up to the Sunday Stash for the first time! Last week I found out I won a giveaway for fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics (Thanks to them and Kitchen Table Quilting!). I have no patience, so I picked out fabrics right away! Since Pink Chalk is located in my home state of WA, I had the fabric in my hands two days later (wahoo!)!
I have been really wanting to add some more solids to my stash and a fun way to do it is with Pink Chalk’s solid scrap packs. It’s funny because the colors I don’t really like from it always end up being the element that really makes me love a quilt. It’s a great way to push my color boundaries without committing to much. Here’s my pack from this time (it had a few more light greys, but I already used them, oops :)).
I also snagged some bigger cuts of these 3 solids. Pink Chalk’s blog has a regular “what goes with what” feature where they pair solids with new fabric lines. Since my nearest local quilt shop is over an hour from me, this has been so helpful for me with my online shopping. These three were all paired to go with the Dowry line. I’m expecting my charm packs from the swap any day now and I think I’m going to combine these and make a funky plus quilt.
Kona Cotton Everglade
Free Spirit Designer Solids Hot Rose
Free Spirit Designer Solids Olive
Lastly, I thought I would label the colors for my Barn Door QAL project. Mostly just so I’ll remember, but perhaps it’ll be helpful to you as well.
(from left to right)
?? mystery green. (color I thought I hated from my first scrap pack… haha. I love it now!)
Kona Jade Green
Thrifted (closest match is Kona Aloe)
Shot Cotton (Viridian I think)
Bella Solids Aqua
Quilters Linen Print Grey
Shot Cotton (Blue Jean I think)
Cotton/Linen Chambray Shirting Indigo
Kaufman Railroad Shirting Indigo Blue
Thanks to Molli Sparkles for being a rad host.
Congratulations on your win, that looks like a great way to spend it!
Thanks Fran! It was the first giveaway I’ve ever won, so I’m extra giddy about it 🙂 I can’t wait to put my winnings into a new project.
Molli Sparkles says
Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking up to SS! Solid shopping is so rewarding because you always need them but they sometimes get passed over for the popular prints of the moment. Great idea to get the scrap pack which gives you colours you may never thought you wanted or needed. That Everglades colour looks really sophisticated! I appreciate the time spent on telling us all sorts of details about your fabrics!
Oh hey! Full disclosure: I almost dropped my mimosa when I saw you had commented. It was exciting. Thanks for taking the time!
I know solids aren’t particularly glamorous, but they keep calling to me! I am having quite the internal struggle over my personal quilting style currently and long term, but I’m finally starting to feel confident I’m heading in the right direction.
Sarah Schraw says
So pretty! I especially like those Dowry coordinates and the chambray and railroad shirting stripes. And you know how I feel about that barn door fabric pull!
I just discovered the railroad shirting is no longer available. I’m having a panic. A few places still have some and now I’m having crazy thoughts about buying bolts 🙂
That Freespirit Hot Rose is so vibrant. Can’t wait to see what you do with that and some Dowry charms!
It is! I’ve never purchased the Freespirit solids before and I really like their vibrancy and rich color.
A Note to Follow Sew says
Love these! Excellent choice for spending your winnings!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I definitely hope to put my winnings to good use 🙂
Love the solids! Congratulations on some wonderful combinations!
Thanks Kathy 🙂 I’m totally enamored with solids right now and can’t wait to mix things up!
Your first Sunday Stash? Oh, that’s a magical moment. Congrats on a great win! I love Pink Chalk, and not just because they have “pink” in their business name! 🙂 Yum yum solids!
Haha, I know! I should have thrown some confetti or something to celebrate 🙂 Pink Chalk is wonderful, I spend way too long on their site! You should only shop with places with pink in their name 😉
Sarah from mila+cuatro says
Great colours for the Barn Door QAL – I have yet to finalise my fabric choices for it, I’m a little behind because I keep changing my mind!
Thanks Sarah! I struggled with selecting my colors and then it all magically fell into place. I’m sure the same will happen for you. I’m excited to see what you end up selecting!
Gorgeous bunch of solids! I’m super excited to see your Dowry plus quilt!
I’m just about ready to cut into my Dowry/Field Study stacks, just love AMH!
Thanks girl! I can’t wait until my Dowry fabric arrives. Any day now!!! What do you have planned for your AMH?