Through the letter box today landed three out of five of the parcels I am expecting from the results of my quick fire buying technique in the Great UK Destash on Sunday night. I, like everyone else, know what I like in fabric. When I saw bundles come up for grabs it was specific fabrics that drew my eye in each of them.
Clockwise from top left. The pink narwhales from Out to Sea is a no brainer for me. I loved this line but didn't have the funds to buy it at the time. The DS will get added to the collection but it was the aqua flowers that I particularly wanted and some of that will be going into my hexie quilt. The dots bundle had a big old piece of HR in it. You know I had to buy it. It's in the rule book somewhere. Then the two blue bundles. You can see my arrows pointing at specific fabrics that I could just see on IG and jumped at the chance to have.
Here's a closer look.
I don't even know the name of the aqua fabric with the white dots with the little black spots, but I love it and it's perfect for the hexie quilt. Plus there was a low volume and three other cuts that are just my sort of fabrics.
I've got a piece of Farmdale - the aqua with cherry blossoms. I covet this fabric like you wouldn't believe and am so, so happy to have a piece in my stash. I will probably never use it but that doesn't matter. I can stroke it once in a while. I would have bought this pack for the Farmdale no matter what else was in the bundle. But look closer and you see a bit of DS Hope Valley, some Madrona Road, lovely aquas, etc.
What most surprised me and pleased with all these destash fabrics was the very generous size of them. The narwhales is a massive piece. The DS cuts are close to a FQ each. The dots and large scrap pack are all big bits. And the bottom scrap pack - supposedly small pieces - all a good size and so easily encorporated in my projects. I do not regreat buying one bit of fabric here.
I think the UK Destash should happen twice a year, and meanwhile I will sit and practice making the finger that pushes the refresh button even stronger, and quicker and I will most certainly be buying again. One person's scraps are another person's treasures. I couldn't be happier. And there is still more to come!