The other day I was sat taking a moment reading blogs when I came across Lynne's (Lily's Quilts) latest post where she happened to mention that Justine (Simply Solids) was stocking Moda Scrap Bags. Well, I don't know about you but I have always been curious about what one of those would be like. Here is the photo that Justine had in her shop.
I might have been curious about these scrap bags but had never ordered one as (a) what if I got one that was full of Civil War repro fabrics, and (b) I wasn't willing to pay the shipping from the USA as it was slightly less of a bargain then. But shipping from not too far north of here is easily contemplated. I also might have spied that the bag on the right was a line of fabric I adore. So I placed an order and cheekily told Justine that if she still had the Bliss scrap bag I would happily take it.
And it is now mine, all mine!
What really thrills me with this bag of scraps is that I got so many of the reds from the Bliss line. I love their reds! I also love their aquas but my lqs had those in stock for longer so I was able to get cuts of those to have several of them in my stash. But the reds were sold out before I could think that far ahead. Now I have these lovely strips.
This scrap bag has 30 strips of fabric measuring about 32" long. They are all from the edge of the fabric so some have selvedges (for you selvedge collectors out there). The narrowest strip has 2" of usable fabric and the widest has about 3.25" of usable fabric. Am I pleased with this purchase? Oh yes!
If that purchase didn't boost my stash enough, then I found a package that himself had misplaced on me while we were away that was sent from Liz (Dandelion Daydreams) when I won a giveaway on her blog. It is some of her precious scraps, and she even sent me some HR! Thank you so much Liz! Love that strip of pink flowers front and centre in the photo.
I have also been doing some sewing. But it is too dark to take photos so I will go cook some sausages instead. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.