Monday, March 26, 2012

Fabricpalooza

I was in the US last weekend to see my family.  We had a fantastic weekend together walking the streets of Boston on a food tour, making pasta (actually from scratch!) for our dinner, lingering chats over home made ice cream and walks in the woods.  It was absolutely spectacular.

There was a point Friday morning that my SIL and I found ourselves alone.  What to do, what to do?  Well, run to JP Knit and Stitch, obviously!

I went a little haywire.  Want to see what returned to Ireland with me?  I'm a little embarrassed to show you all of this, but I keep telling myself it's OK since I haven't bought fabric in 3 months time.  That's what I'm telling myself anyway....


Right.  I needed more decaying leaf green and stinky brown to finish off my blocks for the Sew Bee Blessed quilt.  I think I'll call this quilt Electronica, but I'm still mulling that over.  Anyway, I bought a bit of Kona Kelly and Sable to finish off those blocks.  Boring, but necessary.






Then my attention turned to the lovely selection of prints.  I just need stash building beauties in aqua, purple and yellow.  These fit the bill!  Here we have (from left to right) Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun, So St Croix by Jennifer Paganelli, Hopscotch by Daniel Walker Studios, and finally another Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun.  They make me so happy!  







I picked up 5 prints of Echo to compliment the six I have in my stash.  There's more than enough here to plan a project using these prints.  I just have to decide if I want to use them all together or just smatter them into "scrappy" quilts.  It's something nice to daydream about, anyway.






I have also recently noticed that my FQ stash is lacking in true, honest, full-colored prints.  I have lost of patterns of color printed on a neutral background, but very few that are making a true colorway stand.  So, I picked up 4 FQs to spruce up my purple, blue, red and green stash.






 I have also been imagining a baby quilt for a little boy whose dad loves to race motorbikes.  I thought the mini-version would be fun with scooters.  I have long been eyeing up the Monoco line by Monaluna as it's perfect for this job.  So, I stocked up on two of my favorite prints.  That little man just may get his quilt sooner rather than later!
 These were just cute.  I have not seen this print by Dan Stiles for Birch Fabric before, so it had to come home with me.  It's totally frivolous.  I love it, I love it, I love it.








And of course there was a FQ bundle.  This was by Ann Kelle called Garden Colors.  Won't it make a great girly baby quilt?  It's a bit 80's preppy which is so very attractive to me right now.

Finally, there were pre-cuts.  These are incredibly hard to come by in Ireland.  I splashed out on Pezzy Print to stock up on blending charm squares.  These are great for "scrappy" quilts.  I also bought A Stitch in Color to use with the jelly roll scraps Di sent over as part of Mouthy Stitches.  I have a quilt in mind for the jelly roll-charm pack combo that will be started this summer.  Yum!  

Finally, you'll notice a little charm pack of Walk in the Woods.  If you know me at all, I'm not a big Walk in the Woods or Pips fan.  Now, I think that might be because I had never seen them in person.  Boy, these are indeed cute up close!  I might be a convert....

Anyway, I return home to a package from Emily of the Strawberry Patch!  Emily organized a rainbow charm square swap.  I jumped in as quickly as possible...actually jumped in twice.  I gave in a purple and a red print, and received in return two charm packs-worth of rainbow happy goodness.  




Yum.  Well, clearly I have to stop typing as quickly as possible and get to sewing!  Hope you guys had a great weekend too :)


24 comments:

Annabella said...

Lol...I was reading this thinking, okay she`ll be wrapping us this post soon but the fabric photos kept on coming! Great choices Cindy and your time with your family sounds just perfect. x

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous hoard, I mean stash, you have now! Inspiration abounds! Sounds like you had a lovely time away too! What fun to come back to gorgeous fabrics to work with! Enjoy! Jxo

Quilter in the Gap said...

You were only in the states for the weekend? You certainly did hit the motherload!

Sarah said...

Oooh lovely lovelies!!! The charms, the stash builders, LOVE the Remix bundle... Good buys! Sounds like you had a great time :-)

Di said...

Family and fabric. That is some weekend. Can't wait to see those lovely fabrics made into something! Di xo

diane said...

looks like a fabric orgy at your place

Diane-crewe said...

it would have been criminal to leave all that fabric behind xx lol

Flying Blind... said...

Crikey missus!

cheeky monkey said...

You are so lucky! Why don't I have relatives in the States! the shops at my home are not better than here :D

Hope you enjoyed spending time with the family! At least you enjoyed the shopping ^^

Jennifer said...

woohoo! look at you, glad you had a safe trip and enjoyed some time with family in the states :)

mammafairy said...

What a lovely haul of fabrics! Yummy!
I am glad you had a good time over there.

Cindy said...

Those fabrics are wonderful.

Cherie said...

Wow what a great haul of fabrics!! Can't wait to see what you make with them all! =D

Nicky said...

Oh my oh my oh my Cindy - did you need and extra suitcase?

Linda Coleman said...

You lucky thing, love all those fabrics

Karen said...

Fabulous fabrics! You should have brought home more after waiting 3 years :)

Fabraholic said...

Shopping can be such fun!

Sheila said...

Everyone needs a holiday treat!

Lynz said...

Woo-hoo!!! I love a good splurge - it's so satisfying! I'm with you on the Pips/Woods too. I wasn't a fan til I saw Pips in the flesh, it's really rather sweet and made a beautiful little girl quilt. Happy sewing! xox

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Wow. You sure did go to town! Lovely lovely things though :-)

susan said...

Fabric heaven. Loving what you purchased!

Lasso the Moon said...

So much fabric!! I love the echo and the scooters. Darling.
Anna

Katy Cameron said...

ROFLMAO, is that all you brought back? ;o)

Amy said...

Excellent choices! I want to go on a fabric shopping spree too now!

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