Friday, June 14, 2013

Fabric Friday

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on the last post.  Here's a picture of the completed top I put together.  It's a little different than the original layout:

Today I made some quick pillowcases for a new grad:

About a month ago I won two $25 gift cards to Quilter's Way for my entries into a completed UFO challenge at the Chelmsford Guild.  I couldn't believe that I won twice - it totally cheered me up.  I am pretty sure that was the day that my son plowed into an old lady when he was riding his bike at the park.  I was going to wait until there was a fabric that I "really" needed to use the gift cards but when I saw that there whole store was 20% off today I decided to not wait.

I also had an awesome fabric score recently in finally finding this Tula Pink Birds and Bees bundle on Delrayfabrics.  I thought it was a typo or some sort of mistake when I saw Pam had this for a really great price so long after it was released.  I have been obsessing about this line for a while - debating if I should just go for a few half yards here and there and thinking about Superbuzzy having a bundle for nearly $100 (!).  Pam even partially refunded me some shipping by stuffing it all into a flat rate envelope.

So I am going to start doing a "Fabric Friday" post on this blog - just to talk about fabric whether it be a recent stash addition or an old favorite.  It will be a lot like the "Sunday Stash" posts of the blogosphere.  I hope you understand that I am not trying to brag or flaunt my fabric stash or purchases.  I stick to a certain budget and enjoy getting deals and swapping sometimes too.  We all have our guilty pleasures.

As a blog reader- I love it when people post pictures of their fabrics because I simply find it interesting to see what other people are excited about.  I also find it helpful to see actual photographs instead of the screen shots provided by the manufacturer.  And as my blog header says, "Sometimes I distract myself from buying fabric by sewing with it." I am trying not to take myself or this blog too seriously.  Actually, this blog used to be constant pictures of fabric and my family and friends would tease me that I didn't write a sewing blog - it was just a "fabric blog."  SO- WIPs and finished projects will continue to dominate this space with a little break for eye candy on Fridays.  I hope you will join me!

Now I am back to all of the Liberty X Plus blocks- can't wait to see this one to come together eventually!


Stephanie said...

Love your completed stars top! All the QFB tops are coming out just as individual as all the people that have contributed to them - it's so much fun to see!

Jen said...

Loving those Liberty X-plus blocks! I like the cohesiveness of them.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Love looking at the Boston quilts...all those different blocks coming together to make something wonderful! You BMQG folks are amazing!

AND I thought the few little pieces of Birds and Bees I scored earlier this week was impressive...oh my! I have just discovered Tula and I could become a hoarder of her fabric. Thanks for the new fabric store to check out! Just what I need!!!

alidiza said...

You know I LOVE to hear about fabric:-) Total score on the Birds and Bees bundle!!!

Laura said...

So nice! I spotted one of my donated blocks in your fabulous quilt. Would you mind if I steal your photo for my blog? I'll link it back to you. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Tina in Boston said...

Wow u are really cranking out the quilts! Nice work!