Friday, February 13, 2009

MORE fabric!

As I mentioned earlier this week, I had more fabric on the way. It arrived on Wednesday. I love it and I'm happy I got it, but the guilt is starting to seep in. Too much fabric! No plans for anything! BUT, I do hope to work mainly from my stash this year for my swap mini-quilts, so I suppose this is just building up ahead of time. I am done buying fabric for a while, though. I think... 

Ever since I saw these Feathered Friends fabrics by Wendy Slotboom, I knew I had to get some. Check out those polka dots on the leaves! Too cute. The bird prints are great, but the blenders are pretty fantastic, too. 

I've had some Shiki fabrics by In the Beginning for a while now, but I can't bear to cut into them. I thought that ordering some more would make that a little easier. Alas, I did not get any repeats of the prints I already had, but twelve new ones instead. I held off on getting these bunnies the first time around, but now I have three fat quarters of them. They are so adorable! I love them, but still don't know if I can bear to cut into them... 

I kinda splurged (well, I guess the whole purchase was a splurge) and bought two yards of this extra-wide Robert Kaufman Panda print. It's a 60/40 cotton/bamboo blend, and it is gorgeous! It has a nice weight to it but is also really light and flexible, too. I'm thinking a skirt, and...?? Not sure, but I believe this one will be so wonderful to cut into--and wear! 

I also got some charm packs on sale. Not sure what I'll do with those, either, but they might make some really quick coaster gifts! 

I have a long weekend coming up, which I'm very thankful for. We have a number of errants to run and other things to do, but will be spreading them out. I need to finish up my February swap quilt (and twin) and then get back at my blooming nine-patch quilt. I also have an apron to whip up for a birthday that was last weekend (though I didn't find out until I was on the way to the party). That's one good thing about handmade gifts: you can say you're working on something but it isn't done yet, and your tardiness is forgiven!

3 comments:

sweetkelli said...

You can never have to much fabric, right? I've been buying all kinds of great stuff, now I just need to find the time & inspiration to sew it up. Thanks for keeping me motivated by sharing your projects!

Journeying Five said...

if the guilt becomes over-whelming i am sure that there would be some wonderful people who might help use up the excess :)! happy quilting!

mandylifeboats said...

i love polkadots on leaves, lol