I just know I am going to get side tracked with this …

I just know I am going to get side tracked with this …

Yes this is a definite derailing moment. Look what arrived in the post the other day.

colour streams packageHere is the back story. I was asked to review some of the Colourstreams products and agreed, thinking I work a little a sample, review their threads and move on. It is not going to work out like that.

As soon as I saw what tumbled out of the packet my mind started to race as the colours of the fabrics are inspirational. I like to stay on track and I have a a large project (the lace quilt) nearly finished so I was trying to be disciplined and not start a new project. Then when I dug deep into the pack these little cupped sequins were hiding and I was done for. They are cupped flower shaped sequins – ideal for any crazy quilt project. Take a look at their store and you will see what I mean.

colour streams sequinsI have been itching to take a break from my quilt blocks and I am in the mood to work in brighter colours and the colour streams silk threads look wonderful. So I have decided to work a project using these products and I will share what I am doing in a series of posts. It means it will be a longer review rather than quick little sample stitched and written up, but it will be more fun to make something.

I received in my packet some silk rayon velvet which is to die for (no pun intended) , Hand dyed crinkle silk chiffon, hand dyed habotai silk and some silk organza. I will add to these fabrics to make a crazy quilt project I have been thinking about a long time.

So far, I am impressed as obviously the colours are inspiring. The quality both fabric and threads looks top notch and I have no hesitation in investing time in this.

For this project I am currently designing a cross between a modern sewing organiser and a traditional hussif. I have been wanting to make this for a while and hoarding little sewing related charms for a while and have decided to combine them with what has been sent.

Apart from the free samples I do not gain financially from this review or the ones I will write over the next few weeks. In other words I am not paid to write them. I am not affiliated in any way with Colourstreams.

Well I am off to have fun and to piece myself a sewing organiser and start stitching with these lovely threads.

Mmmm… now lets see I need a scissor keep, a needlecase, a pocket for my stencils, and something to hold treads… thinks to self  …do a I need a bag to keep this hussif in? This project is going to be fun! Watch it grow… Oh I could have a little extra pouch for goodies to go in …. NO! please people dont let it grow…  well maybe a little bit

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  1. I’m looking forward to this. I’m always coming up with different ideas for keeping my sewing bits and pieces together. And I love seeing other people’s ideas too.

    Barbara in London UK
  2. It’s OK to get side-tracked every now and then, but I have several projects already and would be completely de-railed if I got involved with these little lovelies…… Oh yes. it’s happened before! Much joy with your organiser – look forward to updates on your progress.

    Val E
  3. Like several of you, I have had a Hussif-type thing in mind for a project this year. I even made it one of our 2014 challenges for Crazy Quilting International. Although I have been saving ideas, I haven’t started designing mine yet. I’ll be watching closely, Sharon, because we always get amazing inspiration from you!

  4. Gorgeous colors! Look forward to seeing your hussif. Checked out the beautiful Colourstreams website, they have stockists around the world. Enjoy your goodies.

    Marianne Squire Maszer
  5. Oooo, luscious. I made a bag so that I could carry all my cq stuff in one place when I travel. I didn’t do cq on it, but you certainly could. Its slightly larger than a 3 ring binder and has a pocked on the inside of each cover for an instruction book and the block, and then muslin pages with all the other things sewn on – one page for hoops, then on the other side the scissor lanyard, pin keep, emery bag, thimble bag, and needle book. The next page has a thread roll and a pencil case and on the other side of it a pocket for the stencils and a vintage cigarette case for a small beading center. If you’d like to see pictures of it to see the style let me know and I’ll send you some. I put side gussets that snap together and it has a flap that folds over on the outside and buckles – sort of like a satchel. Have fun with your project.

    Marilyn in Alberta
  6. OOOH Sharon, you lucky girl! The colours are scrumptious 🙂 I can feel the vibrations from you brain across the internet waves. LOL. Looking forward to this one. Have fun and enjoy.


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