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