Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fabric Binge

I hope everybody has been enjoying their Christmas fun! Things have been crazy here with all the boys' new things being played with simultaneously in all corners of the house!

one FQ of each Hope Valley print they had

I have started playing with my favorite new things, too. While visiting my inlaws, I was able to make a trip to the Fabric Shack. They have so much online, but actually carting around bolts is much more fun!



random fun from their $2.98/yd scrap pile

It was funny, a mother and daughter arrived at the same time I did. They usually order online, too. Between the three of us, I think we tore the whole place apart, pulling huge piles of bolts from nearly every shelf. Oh, and a young girl was with her mother - they had a Figgy Pudding layer cake and Amanda Jean's latest Moda Bake Shop pattern in hand, choosing Kona solids. Love it!

FQs from their bins are only $1.98 each!

I actually had a fairly good plan going in. I have committed myself to making FOUR auction donation quilts due mid February through mid March. I sketched and quilty mathed them all so I had fabric amounts ready to select. I'll share more about their plans and construction as I go nuts trying to get them all done in time.


This group will be kind of a ticker tape that 83 fifth graders will create. Luckily the place was pretty much empty, so the nice woman cutting my stuff didn't seem to mind my big piles. She was kind enough to humor me and put each pile into separate bags so I could keep them all straight!


Two quilts will be made for a local church preschool. The teacher had the children paint on muslin squares. Both will be kind of scrappy, using a good amount of Nicey Jane, Moda's 1974 and some Park Slope(they had a big pile of both in their clearance loft!), and a few other cool prints.


I picked up some Joel Dewberry HomeDec weight I had preordered for the back of the finial quilt, which will be like the picnic whirlygiggle I made earlier this year.


Finally, I picked out a big pile for my first Bee quilt. My month isn't until March, but thought it would be fun to shop ahead! I was going to do aqua/tangerine but could only find two good oranges. Then I looked over that Nicey Jande and 1974 I had gathered earlier, and decided I loved those blue, green and grays (is it 'grey' or 'gray'? I can never remember!) Toss in a few Kona solids, and I think it'll be awesome!

18 comments:

Lara said...

*Green with Envy* Gorgeous fabric selections Angela! Can't wait to see what you create... I ordered online again from the Fabric Shack the other week and it came in 4 days! I couldn't believe it. Sounds like you had a lot of fun though. Happy New Year!

Life of Joy said...

I am always envious of your stash. It is gray in America and grey in Europe. Both are acceptable.

badlandsquilts said...

Oh my gosh, such wonderful finds... and it sounds like you had a wonderful time also! Good for you!

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's it. I'm going to sneak in and relieve you of your stash.

Goddess in Progress said...

Excellent binge! I've been on a bit of an online fabric buying binge, myself. Restocked Lotus (esp. Full Moon dots) from Fabric.com ($10 off), Hope Valley from Fabric Shack (15% off), and some random goodies from Pink Chalk Fabrics with a Christmas gift card. All told, I think I only spent about $75 of my own money, but am getting a LOT of new fabric.

How fun that you got to go to the ACTUAL Fabric Shack! ;-)

Stephanie said...

Wow what great fabrics you found! I wish that store was closer to me!!! I do most of my buying online, since there aren't too many fabric stores around here anymore, except Joann's, and they don't have the best fabrics.

Jenny said...

lovely lovely lovely stacks of fabric...wish I could have shopped with you!

calicodaisy said...

Mmmm, next to chocolate, fabric binging might be second best! The fabrics look beautiful all together. Looks like you have a color theme going on for the new year. My bee fabrics went out yesterday. I can't wait to hear what you all think! -- michele

The Quilt Buddy said...

Sooo...I think that I will take 2 of everything that you bought!

I have also shopped at the Fabric Shack online. Love them also!

Here's to a great 2010.

Dee said...

Rats! Now I'm back on the naughty list for coveting! Love the fabrics and am excited about the Bee quilt!

Happy New Year!

L Johnson said...

Love your awesome finds, wish I had a Fabric Shack close by. I am going to have to get brave and oder some fabric online. I am such a touch and hold and decide shopper it is a very hard thing for me to do!

Laura said...

Wow!!! I'm so jealous! I love that one with the squirrels on it. Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Kris said...

That looks like a really great shopping day!!

Leslie said...

all this fabric is making me drool a little. it is all beautiful.

jaybird said...

i'm quite jealous of all your new fabric acquisitions!! be careful or you may find me in your sewing room stealing some of it!

Rebekah said...

I am totally drooling over all of your new stash fabrics! Can't wait to see what you make with them!

amandajean said...

nice fabric selections! i soooooooo want to go to the fabric shack someday.

new new kitty said...

Hello!
Could you tell me what the fabric is that is shown in the last photo of this post, directly below the aqua w/white dots. It's the greens/aqua mod looking one... beautiful.
cheers,
christine