STASHING #11

Sometimes I get a little sad at the thought of all the great fabric collections that passed me by before I got bitten (and we’re talking radioactive bite here) by the quilting bug.  My biggest regret is that I wasn’t fabric aware enough to appreciate Heather Ross’ Mendocino upon its release.  If I’d known then what I know now, I’d have bought bolts of the stuff!

One collection I remember being released is Saltwater by Tula Pink.  I was taken by the nautical theme, and any fabric collection that features cephalopods is a sure hit with me.  Alas, these were the earliest days of my quilting adventure and although bitten, the superhero ability of stashing had yet to reveal itself.  Fast forward to now, and any new Tula collection is stocked up on and lovingly caressed.  Acacia sits nestled amongst the other coveted items of my stash, soon to my joined by Fox Field.  I’m overjoyed that I can now add Saltwater to that precious pile, having scored an amazing deal on Etsy for a fat quarter bundle of the entire collection.  These fabrics have to be seen up close and personal to truly appreciate them.  I am in love!  Although difficult to choose, I’d say the green colourway is my favourite.  I feel like I can almost taste the salty spray of the sea when I look at these.  If they have that effect on me, imagine what they’ll do to a quilt!

Clockwise from left:

Aqua – Sea Stripes, Ocean Ponies, Bubble Shells, Sea Debris, Floaties and Sinkies, Tortoise Shell, Subs and Seaweed, Octo Garden.

Clockwise from left:

Seaweed – Sea Stripes, Ocean Ponies, Bubble Shells, Sea Debris, Floaties and Sinkies, Tortoise Shell, Subs and Seaweed, Octo Garden.

Clockwise from left:

Coral – Sea Stripes, Ocean Ponies, Bubble Shells, Sea Debris, Floaties and Sinkies, Tortoise Shell, Subs and Seaweed, Octo Garden.

As usual, I’m linking up with Moli Sparkles today, who has returned from Japan with some of his own stash goodies.  Check out what other people have been adding too!

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