Been putting the many Christmas gift cards to very good use!! Oh how my family knows me and treats me well!

Some stash building:

Stash Building

Bought up a bunch of Katie Jump Rope with a focus on the fabrics that work so well for man & boy quilts.  I can find florals I love anywhere, but non-girly modern polka dots and plaids?  Much harder!   Otherwise everything in here was 50% off or simply a fabric that I have found I use all the time and I figured I’d snag another yard. Gift cards!  Why NOT spend every penny of them THIS SECOND??

And some new fabrics!

Robots!

I love these robots like crazy for baby quilts so I got a lot of it with plans to make some baby quilts for an inventory.  This lady is determined to sell a few more quilts in 2009.  Only way to do that is to make some and build an inventory.  This fabric will work perfectly for boy or girl quilts!  I’m progressive – girls like robots too!

Edit: I should have mentioned, the rockets are by David Walker!

And lastly a bit of fabric that’s just for me and that I have no plans for yet.

Yum.

Pretty right?? Those oranges are from one of Jay Carroll‘s new lines and I need to see them in person before I buy more.  I like all of the crazy animals, but I’m not certain about his colors until I see them in person…

And a quick thought about Lush… I love this fabric line.  Especially this one deer fabric.  And after reading on True Up about the fact that the the different fabrics in the line were cut down and very little was printed (have you noticed how already it is hard to find it?? I’m hording these two yards!) I was disappointed.  Uptown, Erin Michael’s wonderful previous line,  had SO MANY different fabrics in it and was so hugely varied.  I’ll be working away on a quilt and I’ll suddenly realize that I’ve paired two Uptown fabrics, having forgotten that they were from the same line.  (I like to challenge myself by not using two fabrics from the same line in a block.)  So I know that Erin Michael has it in her to come up with so many different beautiful fabrics.  I think that it’s a cryin’ shame that she wasn’t able to do this for Lush. Or rather, she was able but then it wasn’t printed… Seriously.  Moda, what were you thinkin’??

Ok enough about that. Time to get back to my sewing machine! Happy Thursday everyone!

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  • elpf

    January 8, 2009 at 11:10 am | Reply

    Oh yes! I love the geometric patterns and I can never find enough of them.

  • the1stdaughter

    January 8, 2009 at 11:27 am | Reply

    Where/who are the robot fabrics from/by??? I have a little boy who would just love them and a couple of friends too.

  • dancingwithfrogs

    January 8, 2009 at 11:31 am | Reply

    Got to say… you have excellent taste!

  • Caroline Stringer

    January 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Reply

    Happy Thursday to you to. I love your fabric – I can already tell that you have a penchant for Retro!! You have really inspired me, I am going to have a go at your wonky log-cabin blogs. I have been itching to do a quilt along those lines for ages but seem to keep within my comfort zone – mainly applique. 2009 is a year of change for me, I’m determined to try something different.

    Love your blog!!!!

  • Caroline Stringer

    January 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Reply

    Sorry me again – must give credit where it is due – it was a link on your website that gave me inspiration for the wonky!!!

    Thank you for the details to;
    http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/

  • Ashley

    January 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Reply

    Nice new bunch of fabrics! Love all of it.. I just ordered a bunch of the Lush fabric myself – thought it was a good idea to stock up before it’s all gone!

  • Carrie

    January 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Reply

    Oh, exciting! Great gifts, indeed. My sentiments exactly on Lush. I bought 6 different half yards and wish there were more colorways available too.

  • anina

    January 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Reply

    I love fabric! I have a fabric post today as well.

  • Jackie

    January 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Reply

    You really treated yourself well. What terrific presents those gift cards make! I love the robot fabric, very sweet.

  • Victoria

    January 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Reply

    Great stash of fabrics! I love the rocket ships, and also found myself drooling over the dear fabric when I saw it on True Up’s blog!

  • Lynn

    January 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Reply

    I love the robot and spaceship fabrics too! I’ve never seen them before, who are they by?

    Thanks!

  • Tory

    January 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Reply

    Girls definitely love robots! My niece and I “played robots” for many, many hours over the Christmas holiday.

  • terriaw

    January 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Reply

    I really love all your new fabric selections! Aren’t those fabrics in the Robot collection the most adorable? I showed them to a coworker today who has two boys – she gasped at the cuteness! I totally agree with you about the Lush fabric line – it’s unique and beautiful. Too bad the designer was limited.

  • Trisha

    January 9, 2009 at 5:31 am | Reply

    Oh, what a fun bunch of stash building! I did much the same with my Christmas gift cards. :) And I love the robots – I’ve been trying to resist them, because I don’t really have plans for them at all, but I know I’m going to break down eventually!

  • wendy

    January 9, 2009 at 7:56 am | Reply

    I’m soooooo in love with ALL of the robot fabric! And I love many of the ones in the top photo too. I’m going to go on a limb here and hate the deer fabric (*ducks tomatoes). I like the paint palette dots, but not the rest of the collection.

  • Kacie

    January 9, 2009 at 8:15 am | Reply

    Love the robots and rockets – thanks for sharing your finds!

    I got a robot-themed Japanese print from Etsy that I used in my baby boy’s quilt (here is a picture of the fabric: http://blog.quiltivate.com/main/2008/09/finding-fabrics.html). I was thinking it would be fun to get more of the same robot fabric I already used up for the other fabric projects I need to do for Luke’s room, but now that I know other cute robot fabric exists, I like the idea of a robot variety! Thanks again!

  • Kerri

    January 9, 2009 at 9:40 am | Reply

    what lovely fabrics!! i can’t wait to get my hands on some of the robot fabric too!! hopefully soon! :)

  • amandajean

    January 9, 2009 at 11:58 am | Reply

    wow, what a lovely addition of stash fabrics! i haven’t heard of jay carroll-or his fabric line, but hurray for that fabric…it looks really really fun!

  • Elizabeth

    January 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Reply

    Yay for new fabric! And yay for fabric gift cards! While we’re at it, yay for robots. They’re awesome.

    I hadn’t heard that about Lush and it really makes me wonder because Moda has, like, ten other lines out right now and they all look the same to me. I just find it hard to believe that all those country kitchen prints sell better than a super-cool line like Lush.

  • jacquie

    January 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Reply

    you got the deers….it’s the only one i don’t have that i desperately want….i’ve never seen a fabric disappear…or should i say not appear!

  • josie

    January 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Reply

    You have some great stuff there. How exciting to start the new year with a big pile of fabric.

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