My stash took a big hit last week after I spent 2-1/2 days at the Paducah quilt show with my mother and sister. I haven't been buying any fabric so far this year, so I went a little crazy in Paducah. There were just so many beautiful fabrics, and my willpower seemed to have disappeared.
I have been collecting music-themed fabrics for some time to make a quilt for my husband the musician, and these are the latest additions. I just counted up the yardage in my bin of music fabrics, and it is right around 30 yards. Time to stop buying and start sewing! The border stripe that you see at the center is especially wonderful.
Batiks are one of my favorite types of fabric, and I am happy to add these to my stash.
My sister and I took a quilting class together back in 2002. I have close to 40 blocks like this one made in different blue and brown prints at the center. Every once in a while I pull them out of the box, put them up on the wall to ponder how to finish the quilt, and then they go back into the box again. Maybe this great striped fabric for the back of the quilt will motivate me to finish it!
As always, we had a great time in Paducah and saw tons of amazing quilts. There are endless sources of inspiration there, and I am eager to get back to my sewing machine.