Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm a bit side tracked.....

I was going to blog a few more times this week but somehow my time got away from me. LAST friday I received a GREAT box from the Fatquartershop. I heart their online shop. I was able to buy a fabric that I have been searching for, for 2 years. It's an RJR confetti basic. I was floored when I realized that they were carrying it. Once it arrived on friday...I opened the box and by 10pm I had all the strips cut that I needed to finish a 2 year old project. Yes I know it's probably not the same dye lot as it is 2 years newer but once the blocks were pieced...I couldn't tell which was old and which was new. So all my little 4-patches are done. But wouldn't you know it, I haven't taken a picture yet. I did snap a pic or two of the box contents. I got a fat quarter shop exclusive kit called Tropical Punch made with Strawberry Lemonade fabrics. I just wanted a 'bit' of these fabrics and this trully fulfilled my want. I immediately started cutting for the small blocks. I decided to chain piece 3 projects at once.



I also bought some great deals too. Here are my bundles of yardage...yeah I know I am thinking I should be stash busting, but really do you believe I would stick to a fabric diet?? Seriously though..these prints are mostly cotton and flannels from the Monkey n Around line by Moda. I had purchased several charm packs for $3 and so these fabs will be for borders, bindings and backings for baby quilts.



Bits and Pieces book is also from FQQ shop. I was tempted by the front cover...and let me tell you....awesome, awesome, awesome book.


The "Another Can of Worms" book is from my LQS... called Country Charm Fabrics. I happened to stop out to visit on friday with the owner, whom is a close friend of mine. Cindy is an extremely talented artist/quilter. She's got a knack for picking 4-5 prints in a line and making wonderful quilts with them...or just pulling a bunch of prints from her 1500 bolts and making a gorgeous quilt with them. Anyhow, Cindy had just finished a quilt sample for her shop using a pattern from the 'worms' book. It's called Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend. I was smitten...I kept going back to that quilt and looking and looking at what fabrics she used and how she changed the pattern. Eventually after hanging out for an hour and a half I put together a few of my choices and her choices and bought the book. Here's the result of fabric choice.......




Again, I cut them that evening...pieced the strips and now they are ready for me to use the 60 degree triangle ruler to cut the diamonds. This is a challenging quilt with all the bias' and so I am not sure that mine will even remotely look like it was pieced correctly but I will love the fabrics and likely not care.



8 comments:

Jackie said...

Holy cow!! Lots of fabric, but even more amazing you have done a heap of cutting in one day. I am truly amazed. You are the rotary cutting queen! I can't wait to see all your projects in the works!

Sherry said...

So many yummy fabrics! Wow, you've been busy with the rotary cutter...You Go Girl! LOL Have a great week-end.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Yikes! You are incredibly fast at cutting all that fabric. No hesitation. Zip its done! All that fabric is wonderful eye candy too.
Thanks!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for posting about the bits and pieces book...I had been eyeing it myself. :) Good to hear a review. Wow, you got a lot of cutting done. I love your fabrics.

CONNIE W said...

I love your fabric choices, so yummy. Happy sewing!

Ginger Patches said...

I just ordered that bits-n-pieces book from amazon a few days ago...can't wait to get it! I love your Strawberry Lemonade to so bright and cheerful! And I love that stack of fabric that you're going to use with the can of worms quilt can't wait to see it!

Anita said...

You did some serious shopping girl!! LOL
I love the bright quilt kit, just gorgeous! Heck I love all that you bought!!

Doe said...

I come here to drool! Drooooling over your yummilicious fabrics! Feels like I'm in heaven.