I've been enjoying a return to what started as my 100 day project, hand piecing my Merrow Croft quilt (pattern by Margaret Mew). If you haven't done any hand piecing before, I have a how-to with lots of tips in my hand piecing tutorial. Using some of my treasured hand printed fabrics by Karen Lewis and Lucy Engels, I'm enjoying the neutral cool vibe of these pieces.

A hand holding small pieces of fabric, being sewn together with a running stitch. In the background is a circle shaped quilt block that has been hand pieced. Surrounding this are more small pieces of fabric, thread and embroidery scissors.

So I'm using up my stash but I'm also adding to it...

I went and ordered some fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop that are totally out of my comfort zone. Ha, no I didn't. Clearly these are just my style too and I know they'll mix in well with projects I am already working on, as well as projects I want to make.

A selection of quilting fabrics

The Hole Punch Dots are absolutely glorious. Love a good stationery reference! This is me in a print, especially the Honey one.

Fabrics - 

Since I've been doing so much cross stitch recently and I have more projects ready to start, I thought I would also stock up on my favourite floss. Some of these colours I have and needed more, others are helping round out my stash. Surprisingly I really like the Lilac and the rich Copper Brown is so warm and lovely.

Nine wooden spools of Aurifil Aurifloss thread on a tablecloth.

Aurifloss (from left to right) 2214 Golden Honey, 4182 Dark Turquoise (much more turquoise IRL than in the photo), 4012 Copper Brown, 6732 Earl Grey, 2562 Lilac, 2140 Orange Mustard, 2311 Muslin, 6725 Moondust and 5022 Mustard.

Yes I do have cross stitch fabrics but I also like trying new fabrics and counts. I will let you know how I like this neutral one:

A packaged of Vintage Cloth evenweave cross stitch fabric

I will back with some finishes to show you very soon! I hope you've had a restful and creative weekend!

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