Monday, October 17, 2016

Stash Builder Box ~ October 2016

Ever since I started quilting, I was eager to try the subscription boxes out there. The first box I tried was Quilty Box, after I saw all the past boxes they delivered. However, in the only month I subscribed to them, I wasn't 100% happy with the fat quarter collection I received. It wasn't terrible, but I would have picked something else. Next, I tried Quilter's Stash Box, but I was sorely disappointed with the fabric I was sent, and the overall feel of the box. After that, I tried Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler Box, which I did like a lot, especially the extra goodies, but I was getting worried that the fabric is a bit cutesy, and I didn't want to keep getting charm packs, which I was afraid I would at the price of the box.

After that, I decided I'd rather pick out my own fabric and stopped subscriptions for awhile. So why am I suddenly subscribing again, this time to Stash Builder Box? Well ... it's because Stash Builder Box changed their box to offer 3 yards a month instead of 3 fat quarters a month. I am irresistibly attracted to precuts of all kinds, and when I'm shopping, that's what I always get. For some reason, I just don't like to buy yardage unless I have a specific project in mind, so a box to build my yardage stash is very attractive. Therefore, I'm giving them a shot. Here's my October box:


Fabric: Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell by Art Gallery Fabrics - 3 1-yard cuts. The fabric is very pretty, and 2 of the 3 yards I was sent agrees with me. The last one is a little too peach for my taste, but no matter, it will go into the stash and can function there quite nicely.

Pattern: River Pond by Diane Bohn - I love this pattern, so modern and eyecatching. It looks pretty hard though, and I'm not sure my piecing skills are nearly good enough, but it's a beautiful addition to my "too-hard-for-me-to-attempt-yet" collection.

In addition, I also got a mini Aurifil spool in deep purple, and a pencil. All this in a lovely presented box. Overall, I'm happy with this box, and look forward to next month's.

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