Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Fabrics Photoshoot

   For the holidays, my sister gave me the present of my dreams:  a FQ bundle of Kaffe Fasset fabrics and a Westminster FQ bundle.
   It's a windy, cloudy day today, but mild temperature-wise-- and not really ideal light conditions for photographing-- but I went ahead with it.  My son accompanied me outdoors-- he blew bubbles while I cut back some of the plants in the garden.  (This weather is very atypical for this time of year.  We did not have a white Christmas).  After tending to the garden a little, I commenced The Photo-shoot.

   First, here's a look at the loot from my Sis:

Kaffe FQ's
Westminster FQ's, part 1
Westminster FQ's, part 2
   My 4-yr old decided to start making mud and mud puddles, all the while singing about it.  I caught him when he wasn't looking.

   I also received some gift money to spend, so let me share with you all of my beautiful new recent purchases:

1)  Some Kaffe Aboriginal Dots and a few aboriginal prints from Jackie at Canton Village Quiltworks.
   Many of you are probably familiar with Jackie's blog or her podcasts (Jackie's Quilt Chronicles).  Jackie is a very passionate quilter (she also does long-arm quilting) and her designs and quilts have been published in a variety of popular quilt magazines.  She is a very savvy woman and sponsors a number of quilt bloggers. I am lucky enough to be in the Mod Conn Quilters Group with her.
   I am very excited because Jackie is teaching a paper-piecing class at a nearby LQS in January that I have signed up for!  It runs for three Saturday afternoons.  The pattern is Judy Niemeyer's Total Eclipse. (Here's a link to Jackie's rendition of the pattern on her blog).
   I have to review the pattern, select my fabrics and do some prep (cutting) before the class begins.  Here's my dilemma:  I can't decide if I want to go with batiks, or just brights.  I would love to hear your opinion-- please share!

2)  Some fabrics I fell in love with at Sew Fresh Fabrics (my first purchase with them)
3)  Some chicken and egg fabrics from The Quilting Hen
I will be using these-- along with a dark-ish solid gray--
to make a cover for our Cuisinart, which sits out on our counter;
and also for a set curtains to cover some open shelves
that we have in the kitchen which very quickly gather dust. 
4)  LQS's moving sale (30% off)-- and they're moving closer to my home!!
5)  Fat Quarter Shop
This will be part of an I Spy quilt for my son
6)  And from Burgundy Buttons
I love that Best Dad Ever fabric on the right;
I'm using it to make the Hubster an iPad sleeve
that should be completed in the next few days.
   So I've been on quite a little fabric binge lately!!  But there have been so many great sales leading up to Christmas, and now some after Christmas inventory sales (at 30% off)-- so I was able to get a lot for my money.  
   I hope you enjoyed seeing all my precious new goodies.  I've had to make a list to keep track of all the projects I intend them for.  I have high aspirations for 2012!
   And now it's time for me to start dinner and sneak some time in on my machine.  As part of my husband's iPad cover, I am attempting my first zipper-- wish me luck!!
   Hope you all are enjoying a more relaxed pace after the holidays, and digging into new quilting fabrics and/or supplies that you may have received.  :0)


QuiltinMama said...

What yummy and Sis have very good taste! We didn't have a white Christmas either..we usually get that late January or February. Enjoy your new stash acquisitions..can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

Sarah said...

No white Christmas here either, just gale force winds! Looks like you've scored with your sale shopping and pressies :-)

Cindy said...

Oh wow! My brain is on overload! Love them all, but esp the chickens and the bundle from Sew Fresh. Luck you :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all your new fabric!!