Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another Hole in My Head

I need new fabric like I need a hole in the head - and I say that every time I go into a shop. It's been a while since I've shopped for fabric because, as you know, I've been taking a little break here. But, I finished the blocks for my daughter's college quilt and needed to get the sashing fabric.  What's wrong with doing a little shopping for myself while I was there, huh?

I don't need ANYTHING really but I couldn't resist a couple of new pieces (!) just to get me dreaming about the little quilts I'm going to make SOMEDAY . . . I have a few in mind, just still working on the time thing.


It's raining here this morning and I didn't want to get myself or the fabric wet by taking it out in the garden - my favorite spot for taking photos lately.


I had some of this lovely Moda print (in middle) a few years ago and I was excited to find more! How about that? I love stumbling upon older fabrics I've used before.



I'll get the sashing  done on the college quilt and then if the Princess (no, not the little dog, Princess Lia) -


- the OTHER princess, the Princess Who Wants A Quilt, will spend the time to go fabric shopping with me someday, we'll decide on the border.


She's always been a Pink Girl at heart and wants a brown/pink print for the border. I'm trying to talk her into this one from Jo Morton's Spice Chest line. She's not sure and wants to look around a bit.

It's getting close to finishing time and I don't want to take a chance and surprise her with my choice just to get it done because she's very particular, and if she doesn't like it, well . . . let's just say I'd be upset. Might even put another hole in my head.



14 comments:

  1. Shopping always brightens up a grey day... It will be exciting to see the final layout of the quilt :)

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  2. Oh, what yummy fabrics! I love these pictures. Thanks for sharing....I may have to drop in to a little shop later today, just cause!

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  3. Beautiful fabrics....we all need a hole in our heads once in a while!

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  4. Wow what great fabrics. Now I want to go shopping. No must get some projects finished before collecting any more. Must. Try. Be strong. :)

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  5. Really great fabrics. I was born with an extra hole in my head too. I don't need anymore fabric, but somehow I always bring more home with me.

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  6. Thanks for sharing pictures of those wonderful fabrics. It's too bad your daughter won't give you the go-ahead to pick the fabric for the border as your taste is excellent. But we all know what kids are like. If they don't like it, they won't wear it. I guess that applies to quilts too.

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  7. Wonderful fabrics you've got there. I also love finding more of a fabric from an older line that I really liked-it's the unexpectedness of it, I think!

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  8. I feel your pain. My princess also has her own style and fabric likes! I love the border you choose...and the new fabric combos!

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  9. Love your new fabrics! Have you seen Jo's (morton) new "Sweet Emelie" line? She has some pink ones in there that the Princess might like. I love her newest line!!! What a way to brighten a rainy day - with fabric!!! HUGS... and stitches

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  10. Your caption to this post really made me laugh!!! Oh! how I know that feeling LOL!!!!
    I have some of the Jo Morton prints you showed and yes I love that beautiful flower print myself. I did think at the time that would make a beautiful border fabric!!! I can't wait to see the finished quilt, it should be spectacular! The guilt of buying fabric only lasts a little while anyway.... just enjoy....
    I hope your recovery is moving ahead now and that you are feeling better these days.

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  11. Kathy, you're not the only one LOL!!! i love your fabric choices..i recognize a few of them. Your daughter's quilt will be gorgeous, i'm sure!

    btw i used the burgundy spotty fabric in the border of my siggy quilt.

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  12. I like your choice, but I also understand wanting your daughter to love it as much as you do.

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  13. nothing wrong with a little fabric shopping..you done good

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