Monday, July 23, 2012

Farrah - The Travelling Fat Quarter Stash

On my way into town yesterday to pick up Sasha - The Travelling Stash from a friend in town, I decided to stop and buy my 3kg satchel so I could get ready to send her on to the next recipient when I was given a jammed packed 3kg satchel by my lovely Australia Post lady! It was Farrah - The Travelling Fat Quarter stash that I had also signed up for on Facebook. I just laughed, cause when I signed up for them both, I thought to myself, knowing my luck I would end up with them both at the same time. Looks like I jinxed myself.

For those that do not know what a travelling stash is - it is a collection of bits and pieces that is passed from person to person. When each person receives the stash, they take what they would like out of it and replaces it with the same amount of items before sending it to the next person.The idea is that the person that originally sent/organised the stash ends up with goodies different to what they originally sent out.

Anyway, enough talking, I am sure you are all hanging out to see photos of Farrah!

This is how she arrived. I must admit though I was so excited that I did rip into her and have a little look before stuffing them back in the bag to take a photo. LOL.  I was just soo excited.

A much nicer photo of all the lovely FQ goodness that was hidden inside that 3kg satchel.

After much drooling and oogling, I decided to take the below 10 FQ's. I tried to stick with taking only what I could use in upcoming projects.

It wasn't easy! But I have decided on these 10 with the following purposes in mind....
The Frogs - are a project I am making for my sister's birthday
The Blue leaves - are for a mug rug where I already have the same print but in pink
The green - for a Christmas Handmade swap that I am in
The Blue dots - for a dress for a doll that I have my eye on to make
The blue one at the front - will probably be for a handbag that I have been dreaming off
The two browns - are always handy for animal appliques.

Now taking a whopping 10 FQ's meant that I had to replace them with 10 or more. I started to get a little worried as although I have been a sewer for as long as I can remember, I have only starting collecting patchwork fabric for just under a year now. But I was surprised at how quickly the 10 came together.

Not a great photo (should have looked at this before I had sealed the bag)! I had noticed that Farrah was appearing to be more of a pastel floral kind of palette, so I was looking for brights, reds, navys and something cute and funky amongst my stash.

A much nicer and more accurate colour view of the FQ's that I put back into the stash.

OK, now it was time to bundle Farrah up and put her into a new satchel ready to head to the next person - who I know is just going to squeal with delight when she finds out that she is next. LOL

Onto my trusty scales to see if were in the allocated 3 kilo range.

I also bundled all the FQ's up into a plastic bag, before placing her into the satchel. Just a bit more protection should the outer bag get ripped etc.

Oh and I just couldn't help myself - since I had plenty of room kilo wise, I added another two country style FQ's to the bag as well!

Now Farrah is patiently waiting for her trek into town tomorrow to be posted.

I also want to thank the lovely Bronwyn for organising Farrah - she has brought me so much joy and fun.


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    1. I was very excited to still see them there! Had to snavel them up - they are going to look great on my sister's tea towel and also not to mention as a coffee snuggle and a mug rug for our School Admin lady!


  2. You did see that Clare went shopping and bought more frogs for Ruby

    1. Yeah I did and now I am kicking myself that I didn't join in on her too. Oh Well!

  3. Oh has taken me this long to realise that you had a a nit of archiving to catch up on for me. You look like you have had some fun and I am glad you have added some bright colours to Farrah to liven her up - way to go with adding a few extras too!

  4. Oooh, what fun! Two at the same time ;-)

  5. OMG Kelly, those last two FQ are sooooo cute.. great to see the stashes have made their way to you and you are having some fun..
    Can't wait to see when you get to Sasha. enjoy.