Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vacation Loot

I thought I would do a quick post with most of the things I picked up while I was away.
A certain someone was particularly happy that I was home!

First up, I found some Kinder! At the shop in Glendale, Ohio.  
I love the apples and the frogs. 
 I am also collecting dark greens for an MSU quilt. 

 If you happen to have any that read like in this photo and would like to share 
a 5" square with me I would be so grateful!  
I don't seem to have a lot of variety.  
The green can have white in it also, like dots or checks but I am looking for that shade of green in particular, or just a bit darker or lighter.  
Email me and I will send you my address.

I found these at the shop in Plant City. 
 The first one is a great background.  I fell in LOVE with those cats. 
 The next one is a gradation from green to purple and the last one is a great blender.  
I had some but used it all up.

These I found in Lake City Florida.  
Can you see what is in that first print? It is from the book The Mitten, by Jan Brett.  
I used to read that to my kids!  I was super excited to find that.
  I didn't even know I wanted it either, until I saw it.
Then more greens for the MSU quilt.  
Some toys from the TV show Rudolph (one of my hubby's favorites), some red and green for Happy Christmas, some super cool blue and orange blenders and that metalic gold stripe?  
That one is a fabulous binding when done on the diagonal!

These were bought at the Cotton Patch in University Park Florida.  
Another binding stripe, those adorable mermaids (for a chenille blanket), more greens and look at that super cool +/x background fabric!!  
All the heart eyes for that one!

I found these at the Fabric Shack in Waynsville, Ohio. 
 More Kinder.  
The first white said it was from the American Made line, and it is muslin.  
It felt so silky I wonder if that was right? 
 It felt like an Art Gallery fabric.  
Also, it was pretty inexpensive, so I bought some for backgrounds. 
 I seem to go through white like water, HA! 

The last white, which is super difficult to see, has random sized circle outlines on it. 
 It was oddly soft, so I may need to starch it, but I have been searching and searching for a background for a particular project (that must remain secret) for actual YEARS. 
That gradient fabric up above was one I thought would work, until I found this white one.
 Each time I thought I had it I would decide the fabric was not right.  
I *finally* believe this may be the one.  
If that's the case I can finally move forward with that one. 
 Fingers crossed.

One last parting shot of my baby cuddling up with me last night.  
She is getting so old now (14) and is beginning to get the old lady fur 
as well as appears to be losing weight.  
She is a sweetie.  

I bought a few patterns that I did not photograph and a new 6.5 x 12.5" Creative Grid ruler 
(I have worn the numbers off my current one, LOL)

If you have any questions on need to know what a particular fabric is please message me.  Additionally, if you have any green 5" squares you would like to share you can email me for my mailing address at mamaspark@gmail.com



KaHolly said...

You really scored! Glad you had a good vacation! We have to save twice for vacations. Once for the actual vacation, and then again for all the trips to the different fabric stores we find!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lots of great goodies,and a beautiful kitty .

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Nice fabric acquisitions.

Calicojoan said...

Well that was a very worthwhile vacation! Great new fabrics you have collected!!!

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