A few months ago, with noble intentions, I made a personal vow not to purchase any more fabric unless it applied to a UFO that I was going to finish (backing and/or binding). Little did I know, then, that I would be stricken with a severe case of (self diagnosed) Quilter's ADD. [Don't worry, my husband is a nurse practitioner and he specializes in psychiatry, so I'm in good hands.] My list of quilt projects is all over the place, and my self-restraint is out the window. My poor, neglected UFOs will have to wait just a little longer...What initially started out as a minor digression from my fabric diet has turned into a full-fledged Binge (with a capital "B"). Let's have a look at the damage I've done in the last few weeks...
- I plan to make laptop and cell phone cases for my two stepsons and the Hubster, and I needed some fabric with a more masculine appeal. My stepson and I went online, and selected some beautiful Asian fabrics for the occasion:
And while I was at it, I treated myself to these (just because):
|Cherish, from Kona Bay, is one of my all time favorite fabrics.|
It's a few years old now, and hard to find, so I purchased a yard.
|This detail shows the colors more accurately.|
(included my hand for scale)
- Next digression: one of the small quilt shops in northwestern CT, about an hour from my home, is sadly going out of business. Everything is now 50% off. My 3 1/2 year old son accompanied me, so it was a challenge to focus as he was pulling bolts off the shelves and spilling cupfuls of buttons... Thankfully, I managed to briefly sit him down for a snack and some juice, and selected these:
|The fabric on left is actually more of an eggplant/deep purple, although it appears bluish.|
On the right: an Asian fabric I couldn't resist
|My son selected the stegosaurus button, and I picked out a few basic supplies.|
This batik was purchased as a potential background fabric for a stash-busting Crazy Nine-Patch Lattice quilt that I started last weekend (Kind of ironic that I'm purchasing more fabric while trying to use up stash?).
Lastly, I fell in love-at-first-sight with Valori Wells new line of fabrics, Wrenly. It just so happened that Fabric.com was having a designer sale, with 15-20% off Wrenly last week. This is a fabric I don't want to miss, so I had to order some. I was so excited to receive it in the mail that I didn't even bother to iron it before photographing it.
I plan on using the above for my kitchen curtain project that I blogged about here. I purchased additional half yards of all the colorways and some of the coordinates because
I'm out of control I couldn't resist.
|This shot for the selvage lovers out there!|
And so, dear friends, I have lots of beautiful fabric on hand (don't you agree?) and lots of exciting projects to work on, so I'm off to the sewing table... I hope to share some of my creations with you soon!