Sunday, November 14, 2010

Autumn Canary Quilt & a OOP DeStash!

Chaos is a funny thing... i hate not being in control! so, to combat those chaotic times... i grasp onto thing i do have the power to change. so, this week i started with finishing the Autumn Canary Quilt. this baby quilt is for a Charity fundraiser ( which i will be able to share more information about during the week of Thanksgiving ). even though my family is going through some tough times right now... i am wise enough to remember that they're really are more people out there suffering worse then us... here's to hoping this quilt will make a little difference in someone else's life.

i also rearranged my sewing studio again. yes, i do move my furniture around quite a lot ( a control thing ) hehe... jeeze, these blogs do really show a clear picture of how you could come off!!! i feel like i'm normal, but i'm pretty sure ( as i look back through my posts) ... i'm a bit of a nuttcake! ;)

and in attempt to control more of my life, i've decided to do a major OOP fabric DeStash! i'm totally burnt out on holding onto fabric that i only keep for the fear of not being able to reacquire them anymore. and it's messing with my creative juices, so... i will be posting patchwork packages of my stash in my Etsy Shop. Unfortunately, at this time... i won't be able to create custom listings ( due to my family's needs and time restrictions ), but i will say this; they will be fairly priced, contain a variety of OOP fabrics, each package will contain patchwork size cuts of the fabrics, and all will weigh 1/2 a pound each. my hope is that these packages will bring a little joy to their new owners!! Here's what to expect to see ;)

you can find my shop here...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/alamodefabric i better get busy! xo, Heather

42 comments:

  1. Hi Heather, I have been doing the same type of destash. It really feels good to let it go!

    Take care,

    Lisa

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  2. Oh honey. I wish I could hug you. Hope things are ok over there. Xxx

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  3. A destash, how exciting! You're so right that one doesn't have to look far to find someone else suffering.It's always lovely to do something positive to help others out amidst your own darkness.You rock!

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  4. i hope that things will only continue to fall into place and get better for you!!! you know i'm only a phone call away. :)
    and on another note, holy crap!!!! i freaked when i went to your shop and nothing was there!! then i realized that you hadn't stocked it yet...phew! my family will be annoyed with me as i continually check the computer today. ha.
    oh...gorgeous quilt, too!!! i love that ikea bird fabric (sheet?), and i sure wish that we had one around here.
    xoxoxox

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  5. heather, three things: 1. that quilt is gorgeous. how generous and thoughtful of you <3 2. your sewing space is beautiful. i can completely relate to that need to destash feeling. 3. i'll be keeping an eye on your shop ;)

    hugs & love.

    b.

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  6. You are much better and further along in your addiction that I am..lol I am looking at your stash thinking.. oH I would like that one and that one and does she have them for sale? tap tap tap..see.. you are actually getting rid of them as I am still in the acquisition stage...BTW I really want some blue seedlings... oh I am bad : )

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  7. Heather....I hope everything is ok, the baby quilt you made is beautiful! You are really a huge inspiration for me, so best of luck with everything.....and thank you for offering your stash, it will really make a ton of us giddy

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  8. I hope everything is ok Heather! Lots of love xx

    PS: Stunning quilt
    PSS: Nothing calms me more than a destash...seriously, you will fee very cleansed after all that fabric is gone ;)

    x

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  9. Good luck with your destash!

    Still sending hugs and happy thoughts! :)

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous and so is your sewing room!

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  11. Your quilt is very, very beautiful. I'm sure it will be a great piece for the charity fundraiser.
    Hugs from Barcelona Heather! :D


    I will have a look at your destashing (I promise)

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  12. ok.....you have been in my thoughts everyday!! I am praying for you and your family. if you need a vent give me a call, cuz you know I am always up to chatting with you (besides I haven't spoken to you since my scary hair apt....eeeek).

    outside of that...love your quilt, it will totally be a blessing to the person who receives it..
    and I will so be stalking your shop trying to get my paws on some of that loot!!

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  13. I wish I could send you a big hug heather. I checked your shop, did i miss out?

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  15. stalking your shop.... (or maybe I missed it?). The canary quilt is very sweet. Sorry you've hit a rough patch. Hope things turn around soon!

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  16. I love the look of your sewing room. I am relegated to corner of my bedroom :) I can not wait to see what you destash. I see alot of great prints there! I have been dying for a patchwork flea market fancy and now I might actually be able to swing one :)

    P.s. I love that quilt, esp the backing.

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  17. nice work on the de-stash miss H.
    Very proud of you ;) x
    big hug
    x

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  18. I totally understand what you're saying about it messing with the creative flow. I had to destash recently too.

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  19. No need to sort—just send it all my way! I'll take every half pound of it off your hands, ha!

    Hope that brought a little smile to your day in the midst of whatever you are going through. You bring so much cheer to all of us—I can only wish we can do that for you.

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  20. It is always good to let go, though it can be tough. Good luck I hope you find it cathartic? Trust yourself you have good instincts.

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  21. That quilt is fabulous! I hope things get brighter for you and your family soon!

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  22. Hi Heather,
    I have been doing a destash of Christmas fabrics and randomly sending fabric to some of my followers on my blog. They have enjoyed receiving it, and I have enjoyed sending it out.

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  23. What a pretty quilt. I love how you highlighted the large print and made it pop with the Black. I am not a modern quilt girl really but I love this one. Do you have a pattern or is it original?

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  24. Heather
    Hope things continue to look up for you. Sometimes the declutter need overwhelms all others. Hope this helps. At least your decluttering will help others! ;) (like me)

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  25. That quilt made my mouth drop. Absolutely beautiful.

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  26. Hope you're doing ok Heather. So sorry to hear about the tough times. I adore your charity quilt - perfect! Best of luck with the destash - you certainly do have some great fabrics there!

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  27. Hope things are getting better for you. Did I miss the sale nothing seems to be left.

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  28. You have such beautiful fabric....love the quilt! I think its time for me to put my crochet needle down and bring out the sewing machine again. I did a huge destash a few months ago and now kind of kicking myself for doing it because I destashed about everything..yikes....oh well...guess that gives me a chance to buy more right? :)

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  29. What a beautiful quilt! Great job!
    Amanda

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  30. Hope you feel better soon. There is always tomorrow:)

    Would you happen to be selling any Tula Pink or Arcadia by Sanae?

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  31. First of all -- that quilt is gorgeous. I'm praying the gift comes back to you a million times. :(
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    second, I think you're cute. last post you're telling us to make sure to get some Hope Valley before it's hard to find, and now you're destashing your hard to finds.

    But hey, may it lead to more creativity flowing!

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  32. Heather, I love your charity quilt and I hope it brings you great joy to share it. ♥

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  33. That's such a beautiful quilt Heather! I'm sure that whoever receives it will feel very blessed. Hope you and your family are doing okay x

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  34. Hope things look up soon. Its great that you can look outside yourself and think of others at this time. Sending love your way. xx

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  35. Love that quilt Heather-darling, it's beautiful! I'm so sad that I missed the destash, you definitely have some stuff I would have bought!

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  36. I swear it's a disease! Stash, de-stash, stash, de-stash. I recently, over a period of months, let most of my OOP stash go. But then I see your post and go ZOOMING over to your shop. Fortunately, all gone. :)

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  37. how fun is that quilt? i love the backing. ikea right? i have some and the accent color is green. your sewing room is lovely....

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  38. Hard to destash. I've recently done the same thing. You have lovely fabric and projects.

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  39. Love the colors of the 2nd quilt!

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  40. i cant believe i missed this! GUTTED!!! sending big hugs too x

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  41. These quilts are truly stunning and I really hope all will be ok. Best Wishes from the UK.

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