Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ridiculous Fabric Purchases

Okay, I know that ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder (or spouse of the purchaser), but I do seem to be a bit out of hand recently. I blame it all on the Quilter's Newsletter Christmas issue! Huh?

As I looked through the Christmas issue, I saw a quilt I wanted to make. It was made with panels of Stonehenge's Christmas fabric and the pattern said that there was a kit available at the Fat Quarter Shop. By the time I looked, it was gone. (They did have some of the coordinating fabric, which I did order.)

Now, I don't do much Christmas decorating, but I REALLY liked this quilt - despite the fact that it was made of panels. So, of course, suddenly finding at least the panels became a quest. I found them on eBay and ordered the six I would need for the quilt. I also found more of the coordinating fabric, some gorgeous batiks, and some really pretty peacock fabric in the same shop - needed to save on shipping, right?

The bottom fabric in this picture is the eBay fabric. The top are the two that I purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop.


Then I noticed that Hancock's of Paducah was having a sale on wide (108 and 120) fabric for backing. I really prefer using the wide for hand quilting, a fact I've been remembering as I work on hand quilting my 2009 Designer Mystery BOM, so...


Then to make matters worse, the Fat Quarter Shop had a half off sale on Kate Spain's Serenade line and I'm expecting that to arrive on Tuesday. I seriously have to stop shopping on line! Or at all!!!!!

So here is a little preview of what I've been working on in my basement:




I am probably rethinking the half inch crosshatching, but I'm committed now!