March 29, 2015

Sunday Stash Report {Architextures Bundle!}

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Being on a fairly strict fabric-buying diet, it's always a real treat when I have the excuse to buy some fabric love!  My oldest son really needs a new quilt for his bed; the castle quilt I made for him in 2005 is plain ol' worn out with the fabric threadbare and batting showing through in places.

He is not picky when it comes to his quilt; he wants blues, gray, and yellow and likes every quilt pattern I have shown him!  That leaves me a lot of leeway, so I decided on flying geese for two reasons - I have been wanting to make a quilt with them for some time, and because they represent direction - changing direction, choosing direction - and that's exactly where he is in life at age 19.  I have a layout in mind and plan to design it in EQ7.  There will be a rainbow-y quilt on every bed in the house!

Meet Architextures Crosshatch - My Subtle Rainbow Version!  Brown, oranges, yellow, greens, blues, and black.  The blue on the bottom of the stack is the backing, and the large gray piece is for the quilt top background and binding, with the rainbow pieces for the flying geese.  The gray piece is an extra-wide piece which was cheaper to buy than regular yardage since I need so many yards.

Now, do you really want to see what the fabric looked like when I received it?  Okay, here goes.  This was the pile of fabric exactly as it came out of the bag.  Seriously.  I won't name the company, but there it is on the box!  I only buy from this company when it saves enough money to justify doing so; every other quilt shop packages orders better than this.  The coupon made me order from this shop; really, it was the coupon's fault.

Craftsy now has Crosshatch Extra-Wide Backing in black and white.  It's perfect for my GRAVITY quilt!  I like this option much better than a solid gray or black, plus, I won't have to piece yardage together!  I'm all for that!


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great fabrics Myra! I really like the softness of the colours, yet a strength to the design.

Shannon said...

I love that fabric! I think I need some too!!! Just wondering where you usually order your fabric from?

Dora, the Quilter said...

I agreed to design and help with a quilt for a friend's daughter for her high school graduation project. My friend ordered the border fabric from It's in a variety of short pieces. So, now I get to design a pieced border. I'd have to be tempted beyond belief by a fabric in order to place an order with them!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I'm drooling over your new fabric! I recently added some of the same prints to my stash and can't wait to use them. I have ordered from that company before and my order always arrives in a mess. Their prices are good, but some of the other companies I've purchased from have really spoiled me because of the attention they give to every order. There's something to be said for good customer service!