You know you’re obsessed with fabric when you have a dream that your one yard of gray Kei Dots was exposed to the H1N1 virus and you’re being required to mail it to the CDC.  Yes.  I actually had that dream. It was more of a nightmare, really!  I’m sure that you readers can understand.

But I guess that the gray dots were on the brain because I’ve started a new quilt with them.  First I pulled all of the basics that I currently can’t get enough of:


I love a rainbow!  Notice the 100% lack of purple.  That’s not because I chose to leave it out.  That’s because I have zero.  Absolutely none.  And you know what, I’m not sure that I mind so much. Anyhow, some editing was in order so I came up with this.


And a bad photo of the very very beginnings of the next quilt:


I’m thinking that including gray solid is in order. We’ll see what it becomes…

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  • Cate

    October 26, 2009 at 7:28 am | Reply

    That dream is hilarious. Make sure those fabrics stay healthy!! 🙂

  • Sarah

    October 26, 2009 at 7:56 am | Reply

    That is HILARIOUS! Get your fabric vaccinated NOW!

  • Nicole Gendy

    October 26, 2009 at 8:04 am | Reply

    Oh my goodness, I had a dream about fabric this weekend too! I dreamed that I won yards and yards of Figgy Pudding in a contest, but I couldn’t get it for some reason. Very frustrating! Love your new beginnings.

  • Courtney

    October 26, 2009 at 8:31 am | Reply

    Love the ladybug fabric! Who makes that?

    • Alissa

      October 26, 2009 at 11:24 am | Reply

      Hi Courtney! The ladybug fabric is from the Flutterby line. Came out a while back but can’t still be found here and there.

  • Becky

    October 26, 2009 at 9:06 am | Reply

    I love the fabric. But as for H1N1…we may have just added it to our house. My youngest is being tested for it this afternoon. And boy is she miserable! Hope it stays out of your house and definitely away from your fabric!

  • jacquie

    October 26, 2009 at 9:10 am | Reply

    oh lord…a stash virus. now that would be devastating!! do you have some stash guards? i’ve heard they ward off viruses.

  • Amber

    October 26, 2009 at 9:14 am | Reply

    OK that is a funny dream – I’ve had some bizarre ones before too. Love the quilt – can’t wait to see it all put together – it’s going to be great!

  • Isa

    October 26, 2009 at 9:53 am | Reply

    Uh, I love your rainbow colors. And the fabric are gorgeous!

  • Chris Sico Davis

    October 26, 2009 at 10:52 am | Reply

    That is a funny dream 🙂

    If I may ask, where do you get your Kei from?



    • Alissa

      October 26, 2009 at 11:23 am | Reply

      Hi Chris! I got them from Sew Deerly Loved on etsy. She set up a preorder for a bunch of us, but I think there’s still plenty more in her etsy shop!

  • Meg

    October 26, 2009 at 10:59 am | Reply

    I’m beginning to think that an obsession with dots may be the new pandemic among quilters. I’m totally hooked. I worked with some of the gray Kei dots in a recent swap, and that was the beginning of the end!!

  • Mocca-cat

    October 26, 2009 at 11:08 am | Reply

    Some people see dots when they get fever… Buy some Red Cedar oil, it should keep you fabics healthy.

  • Cristin

    October 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | Reply

    I dream about quilting all the time!!! And I have an order of Kei dots that are supposed to be arriving any day… I hope the CDC doesn’t snag them first!

  • Doris

    October 26, 2009 at 11:23 am | Reply

    That’s is too funny! I’m obsessed with dots, myself, so this post is just making me drool like you would not believe!

  • jaybird

    October 26, 2009 at 11:46 am | Reply

    one day i’ll be brave & just hack into fabric like you do… i love the result.. but i’m so not as daring as you are…. yet!!!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    October 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    I love that you threw a few stripes in there for fun!

  • Faith

    October 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Reply

    I LOVE dot quilts, can’t wait to see yours! I’ve been collecting dots and honeycomb to start one…some day! Funny about the purple, I don’t have any either. It’s like there’s no purple fabric out there or something.

  • Audrie

    October 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Reply

    I never remember my dreams! Poo! That’s too funny you’d dream about fabric lol I probably do too!

    I’m totally envious of your little rainbow there! Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see your quilt top 🙂

  • Jackie

    October 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Reply

    The stack is just lovely!! I wouldn’t be able to restrain myself for too long. But I think that I would have to add some purple, but just for me.

  • Kate

    October 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Reply

    WOW! Dotty heaven!!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    October 26, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Reply

    Your fabric stash is just beautiful!!!!!

  • wishes, true and kind

    October 27, 2009 at 5:23 am | Reply

    LOL — I”ve dreamed of fabric before, but never that it was contagious!

    Looks like the start of something wonderful!

  • kerri

    October 27, 2009 at 6:41 am | Reply

    i just LOVE basics!! yours look sooo pretty all stacked together!

  • Lauren Hawley

    October 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Reply

    Oh, I am already loving that quilt. GREAT fabrics. And your dream is hilarious! I just signed up for your improv. log cabin class at UCC so if I don’t make it to the next guild meeting I’ll at least meet you there!

  • becky

    October 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm | Reply

    i am in simply in love. with they blocks and with the fabric….ok especially the fabric.

  • Chelsea

    October 28, 2009 at 5:38 am | Reply

    Can you go ahead and put all that in a nice lil box and send it to me!! Love it!

  • Ginger

    October 28, 2009 at 10:09 am | Reply

    That story is so cute! I love all your work. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Laurie

    October 29, 2009 at 8:16 am | Reply

    I am obsessed with dots too- so cute. I also have found that I have very little purple fabric- not on purpose either.

  • amandajean

    October 30, 2009 at 9:22 am | Reply

    i love your fabric stash. i recently stocked up on a bunch of dots myself. they are so good. for anything and everything. 🙂 love your dream, too. hilarious!!!

  • nan

    October 31, 2009 at 7:58 am | Reply

    I am really glad I clicked on your name from Park City Girl. Your quilt is beautiful and your stash is something to be envious. Thank you for sharing with us your inspirations.

  • Cathy Holt

    November 8, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Reply

    Well… I have purple background with silver dots… will that be a good addition to your dot fabric stash??? I will need to look the manufacturer if you are interested. I got it from fabric.com last year

  • corrie

    November 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Reply

    ok that’s it! I want your stash! wow how fabulous are those piles

    I often dream of fabric…once I got into a real panic over what would happen if I died suddenly and I had such a huge stash of crafty stuff and who would get it if I hadn’t written a will….

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