Monday, April 15, 2013

I've got a serious Stash Bash hangover

I had such a fantastic time this weekend at The Stash Bash in lovely Hampton, GA! In fact, I had such a good time, that I'm literally feeling hung over this morning from all of the fun. There's lots to tell, but I'm going to start today with the stash side of things. A stash report, if you will, of all of the things that are now a part of my stash after this wonderful trip...

The view from one of the ironing stations at the Stash Bash
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On Saturday, we visited a beautiful quilt shop in McDonough, GA called A Scarlet Thread. It's a gorgeous shop, full of beautiful fabrics, sample quilts, and lots of fun, colorful DIY decor. I took tons of pictures of this shop because I enjoyed so much of the visual appeal of the shop.

Paint stick decor at A Scarlet Thread Paint cans filled with flowers made of Q-tips at A Scarlet Thread Gorgeous Joel Dewberry quilt at A Scarlet ThreadI adore this quilt shop! Awesome decor here at A Scarlet Thread in McDonough #thestashbash #ascarletthread

And naturally, I couldn't walk into a fabric store without buying fabric! I picked up some yardage of a Moda Bella solid for a quilt I was working on at The Stash Bash (stay tuned for more on that!), as well as some cuts of Dear Stella Ostara Stripe, Tim & Beck Bungle Jungle Ivory Stationary, Penelope Calligraphy, Penelope Salon, and Silent Cinema Starlet in Pink.

My haul from A Scarlet Thread

We also played an enthusiastic round of fat quarter swapping - modeled after LCR, if you're familiar with that. There was some vicious back and forth over a fat quarter of Constellations between myself and Amy/Needledfig! It was all in good fun, of course. Since I wound up with it, I think I might just make a little something for Amy with it, as a little Stash Bash keepsake.

top-bottom: Madrona Road Memoir in Black, Constellations Phases in Teal, Lilly Belle Lilly Bouquet in Light, Mama Said Sew The Block in Black, Splendor 1920 Knotted Trellis in Olive, and Madrona Road Morning Glory in Charcoal

And the sweet Beth of Stash Fabrics was not only a Stash Bash sponsor but she was also there in person, with lots of her shop's beautiful fabrics. I took home a boatload of it to lighten her load on her way home!

My haul from Stash Fabrics
top row L-R: Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax, Timber and Leaf Pine Stickers in Yellow and Pink, Summersville Spring Bloomsbury, Nursery Versery Piggies, Geekly Chic Glasses, Indian Summer Native Band in Apricot and Jade,  

While the road trip to Stash Bash was great, the road trip home was less than great. Between the nasty weather and the ticket I got for speeding in Georgia, the drive kind of sucked. But, thanks to a serious downpour, I did take a little side trip to a quilt shop in Lake City, FL called the Fabric Art Shop, which cheered me up a good bit. They had lots of fabric and notions to look at and I snagged a few fun stash prints. 

My haul from Fabric Art Shop in Lake City
L to R: P&B Textiles Color Weave in Teal, Mod Century Tweed Texture in Leaf, Boho Texture in Scarlet, and Juicy Blossoms Gray Dot

I can tell I'm going to be spending some quality time unpacking and putting stuff away today! I better get started!


  1. Ugh! I am so jealous! I live in Georgia and wanted to come so badly. Maybe next time! Sorry about your ticket! I always have my hubby chauffeuring me everywhere cause my lead foot gets me in trouble. :)

  2. oh booooo I missed you. that is my local fabric shop:) We did have some bad weather. Glad you got to stop in. And sorry about that Georgia ticket. They are so bad about giving you tickets in that state. :(

    love all of the fabrics you got. some really good ones in there.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend (minus the speeding ticket, of course) and I'm glad you had a chance to stop at Fabric Art Studio. I was there three weeks ago and left quite a bit of money behind. SO nice to get to visit a modern shop! Now it looks like I need to visit Scarlett Thread. Thanks for sharing about your trip. Looks like it was quite wonderful.

  4. Yay for a fun weekend, boo for the ticket! I'm so glad you had a good time but totally bummed I didn't get to meet you in person this trip!! Hope to be able to make it to SB next year.

  5. Ticket - oh sad face. I'm glad to hear you are home safe. I feel you on the crafterhangover. My body aches. Imagine how we would feel if we had actually consumed alcohol.

  6. Oh gosh. I am turning green here! So jealous! I am glad you had a good time!!!

  7. It was so great meeting you and what a fun weekend! Sorry about the ticket!! :( Thanks again for the fmq intro. I am hot to go again, but my back is still killing me from the weekend, I haven't even unpacked yet.

  8. I don't know why but I was positive you lived on the West Coast and you drove all the way to GA for Stash Bash.
    What an excellent fabric store?! Shopping carts...I'm in love!

  9. A speeding ticket :-( That stinks! I'm feeling a bit hungover, too!

  10. Looks like a fun store to visit!

  11. Oo. Ticket? And a monsoon? So sorry about that. I did a happy dance that I got to meet you in person, though! I, too, am wiped.

  12. This is the sort of hangover I'd like :) What a great idea.

  13. My kitchen table looks like a fabric cyclone hit it after coming home with all my new stash and wips. It was great meeting you! I'll keep you posted on my Sea of Stars progress.

  14. I live in Georgia and I have been to both of those shops. They are both really nice. Sorry about the ticket. :( There is another great shop in Moultrie, Georgia, you need to stop there the next time you are going through.

  15. Scarlett Thread looks gorgeous! I love their colourful visual displays. Do you know what is making up those fluffy spiky white balls with coloured tips?


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