Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dublin Knitting & Stitching Show: The Loot

What ever about the quilt exhibits at the Knitting & Stitching Show.  You guys want to see the fabric loot!

I picked up another 5 FQs to go with my growing stash of Andover Locally Grown.  It's funny.  These prints catch my eye time and time again, but they're not my usual color scheme or theme.  I'll just go with it and see where it takes me.


I bought a meter of Locally Grown sheep just because I couldn't walk by and leave them there.  I'll make something for the shop out of these cuties.  Ideas?  An apron for markets, maybe?  I think it's a bit too subdued for bunting, but I'm open to other ideas...


Found a few stash builders mostly in teals and pinks.  I was looking primarily for reds, but failed there.  Still, these will brighten up the FQ shelves, won't they?



And two LV prints with little stars.  I have two projects in mind that require LV fabrics, but generally I'm not a LV person.  Need to keep collecting goodies when I find them.


And then I kind of lost my mind and bought six Japanese prints.  These FQs are thicker linen:cotton mixes, so perfect for bags or pouches.  For now I'm going to just stroke them, unfold them and re-fold them.  As you do...


Now I just need to get stitching and use a bit of this ever growing stash!  Yikes!

18 comments:

slaneyhandcraft said...

Love the fabrics on the first photo.

Mrs.Giggles (Anna) said...

I love the Andover Locally Grown. Every time I see it I itch to buy it, but I've managed to control myself... I can see a weakening on the horizon though ;)

Erin Quinn said...

Wonderful additions to the stash! That sheep fabric is very cute. I think I little half apron would be gorgeous with a little matching change purse for all your sales :-)
E xx

Elita en Suisse said...

I also have the Japanese cats on navy blue! A gf brought it back from a recent trip to Barcelona. I think it's going to be a thread catcher for me... :-) Great finds!

Tammy said...

What gorgeous additions to your stash. Love all the aquas.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

was it because I went overboard on the Japanese prints too...bad influence.

Sarah said...

Oh I love those hippos!

Fran said...

Such cute fabrics! Love the bees and the cats :-)

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you did good!

cheeky monkey said...

Oh I missed the sheep! They are gorgeous. Great fabrics

Katy Cameron said...

That was quite the haul! I think an apron is a great idea :o)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful fabrics, Cindy! I think you should collect sheep fabrics and perhaps to have some in your shop, too. x Teje

Quilterbell said...

Lovely fabrics Cindy!

Strawberry Patch said...

Fab shopping !

Christine said...

Oh lovely fabrics! I agree the sheep print would make a wonderful apron. I love the green one with the hens too

QuiltCandy said...

Oh wow, fantastic purchases!

Canadian Abroad said...

Nice wee haul there! I love the Locally Grown prints which aren't my traditional colours too but they are so cute.

Aoife said...

You got some really great fabrics! Oven mitts/hot pads to go with the sheep apron?? That's what jumped to mind as soon as I saw it :)

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