Thursday, March 12, 2009

How Bad was I??

Ok now it's time for true confessions! Here is the first thing I bought. For those of you that don't know my DH is a corporate pilot (yes he is one of those evil, company pilots that flies the company airplanes around the country, please pray for us that he will be able to keep his job since every time *someone* opens his mouth corporate pilots around the country lose their jobs, but I digress). Isn't it cute??

Then we went to Sauder Village and I found these prints by Two Young Street designers in Australia. I LOVE their prints. Visit their blog, Prints Charming. I also found the "recycle" canvas fabric to make a tote (maybe 2, I plan to share half with my friend Ruth-Ann)
Then I was able to find the recycle words in black and this beautiful batik. mmmm
In Fishers IN I found these Flag Day Farm fat quarters. Thought they might make a nice feathered star, but I ended up using what I had brought. I will use these though, I really like them. I also bought the aqua and red for the star but decided against those too. I will be giving a few of these to a friend that is moving as a going away present. I can count that as fabric out in the stash report, right??
More recycle fabric. I found the words and letters at a booth from a shop in Colombus OH and they only had FQ so they were going to go back to their shop and they brought me a yard of each the next day! Wasn't that sweet of them??
At the show there was a booth (Boline) that had this pattern half off. How could I resist? An airplane in a hanger with a flying geese quilt on thefence? Oh yeah! Then the Two Young Street half yard for only $2.50? Was I in heaven??
OK, these next two were awesome finds. I have all the blocks cut out for a One Block Wonder quilt from the fabric you see in this pic. I did not have enough to use it for the border. I wanted to use it for the border so you could see the fabric the quilt was from. So I was happy to find it at a shop in Bloomington. LTW had her class and I had a 40% off coupon to use so...the fabric came home with me! Now to those bunnies. I have the first book of bunnies by Darcy Ashton and wanted to look at the second one before I bought it. I found it in the same shop, looked it over and thought it needed to come home with me too. I have all the blocks from the first book finished just not put into a quilt yet. It's on my side bar "to do" list though. Sheesh, stop nagging!!
Now these I bought for my DD1. I plan on making her another version of the black and batik quilt I made for DD2's friend Amy. You can see it here. So I am collecting fabrics for that. I have some left over but not enough so I am picking up a few more. I realize that as I am typing this that I am missing a couple of others that I bought for this quilt too. I will have to add the photos of those tomorrow, sorry!
In case you wonder what's up with all the recycle fabric, I am planning a "Save the Planet" quilt for DD2. That's where these come in. I found this awesome underwater life, some waves and some trees to use with the other ones. She is a Fisheries and Wildlife major in college.
I bought this one, just cuz' I really love these colors and will someday use it in a quilt for myself!
FQ from Pumpkins Gone Wild (only $1.59 each!!) I have a panel and a Jelly Roll already so this will be good for borders of some sort, and at that price...
So that is *most* of what I bought. I didn't figure you need to see my *bolt* of Kona white. That's kind of boring, right?

I have not had time to do any sewing since I have been back so that's a bummer. I hope to be able to do something soon though. I *need* to finish Karen's quilt and have 8 blocks left to do (man I hate those blocks, have I told you guys that?? LOL)

Have a good day and let me know which ones you love and would have had to buy. Have you ever had such a shopping spree??


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

have I ever had such a spree? Are you serious?? ;) You were bad, very bad; misery just loves company! Can't wait to see what you do with these fantastic finds.

dot said...

Great buys and great fabrics. I like all especially the brwons and organes. I will keep your family in prayer. This class evny and madness has to end. What is wrong with making a living and enjoying what we do. God only knows how much of our wealth we already spread around thru our taxes does our lively hood also have to be sacrificed? Have a good day.

Gina said...

I love all the fabrics but the batiks do it for me every time.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

KZK said...

Oh, you weren't bad.... you were very, very GOOD! :)
Those batiks blow me away! I can't wait to see what they are when they grow up. LOL.
And huge dittoes to what Dot wrote! :)

Jeanne said...

That's some serious and pretty stash enhancement, Pam! I would buy the Flag Day Farm FQs.

Tiglizzyclone said...

I love the fabric. Especially those purples!

Anonymous said...

I agree you were bad...but you did soooo good :) I found the "prints charming" site a while ago and I love their designs too. How could one resist??

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