Sunday Stash #13: Filling a Void

As I've been folding and organizing all my stash, I've come to the realization there are some holes. I'm terribly low on yellows and oranges, but I have virtually no neutrals other than black and white prints. So when The Intrepid Thread advertised that they had moved stuff into the clearance section and had 1000+ items in the list, I decided to focus my efforts by filling one of those voids. I keep seeing beautiful quilts with grey fabrics, so I just thought I needed to have some. I'm so delighted with these and can't wait to use them. What's your favorite color(s) to pair with grey?

listed in order shown, left to right

  • Nouvelle - Laced Up Gris
  • Chromatics - Pointelle in Shade
  • Picture Pie - Scribble in Grey
  • Emmy Grace - Ripples in Pond
  • Just My Type - Type Keys in Gray
  • Shades of Black - Leaves in Line in Gray
  • Woodwinked - Confetti Dots in Pewter
  • Stitch - Stitch Circle in Charcoal
  • Queen Bee - Honeycomb in Grey
  • Stitch - Stitch Square in Charcoal
  • Empire - Typhoon in London
  • Emmy Grace - Stitched Road in Granite

Bekko Home Dec - Swirl in Stone: Oops... didn't realize this one was a home decor fabric until it arrived. I'll be making a pillow for someone.

I'm linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.

16 thoughts on “Sunday Stash #13: Filling a Void

  1. Marji

    I'm more of a taupe fan, but I'm realizing there is almost no discernible grey in my house. However, it can be found around here in metal: stainless steel, pewter, silver, and in small areas of the few prints around. My son's room is painted a very light grey and it is accented by a saturated red window blind and bed skirt. So I guess I will say grey and red!
    I also like blue, green and grey. Yellow and grey. When done right, pink and grey. And a greyed out 'white' pattern as 'White' works when shading an white is too bright.
    Thanks, Sarah, you gave me a good think here!

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  2. Ann-Marie Ryan

    I love all of your new gray pieces. They're really nice. I think that blue or red look nice with gray.

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    1. sarah

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      Both are great ideas... I have a ton of blue in my stash, but it's not so modern. Maybe I can pair it with some of my new greys. Hm...

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  3. Occasional inventory is a great device! Some holes are from our neglect, but others are from fabric companies' ignoring colors for a time. If not the companies, then the shops.

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    1. sarah

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      I know for me I LOVE bold, bright colors, so I tend to fail at having neutrals around. There's not much in the way of neutrals (white, white-on-white, black, black and white, tans, greys (until now) etc.) in my stash and low-volume prints is another hole that I want to do something about soon. But first, more sewing... Thanks for visiting!

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    1. sarah

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      Oh! I need yellows and oranges too... I had to restrain myself. :-) Dangerously, The Intrepid Thread's shop is about a 20 minute drive for me. They have SO MUCH beautiful fabric!

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  4. I'm slowly trying to get a well rounded stash too. I have a bit of orange but my yellow is low. I don't get it because I love yellow. Love your new neutral collection. I have been eyeing a few of those too.

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    1. sarah

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      It's the second time that I've made this "home decor" mistake twice now. When will I learn? :-) Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Bo

    Definitely red and gray!! Purple too--eggplant shade!! with some white thrown into the mix...I like the bolder colors as well Sarah. Good luck with your material hunting!! So many to choose from!!

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  6. Beautiful grays! I love gray, and it's a bit over represented in my own stash. I think gray pairs well with almost everything! (If you check out some of my finishes on my blog, you'll see I don't mind throwing some gray around pretty often ;))

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