Friday, March 20, 2015

Fool for Fabric Friday

Life has been crazy here (weather included.. boo, hiss...) and after working through the past weekend, even the days of the week became a bit mixed up for me.  I figured all this was a good excuse reason to finally spend a gift certificate from Mad About Patchwork that I had been saving since... ahem, last summer (can't believe I held out this long... excuse me while I pat myself on the back for showing such restraint... hee hee).
 
Just a few of the "pretties" I selected from Pam's lovely shop, Mad About Patchwork.

I love fabric. Seriously.  It's kind of crazy just how much.  Ha!  That's no secret, you're thinking.  Well, okay, so you may have guessed I'm a bit of a fool for fabric. 

Left to right ~  Basics: Netorious in Plummy; True Colors: Mod Dot in Orchid; Basics: XOXO in Plummy; Follie: Striation in Plum; Franklin: Geometric Calico in Glade; Follie: Leaves in Plum; Botanics: Foliage in Fern Metallic; Moonlit: Arrows in Mint;  Basics: Dottie in Bluebird;  Sun Print: Mercury in Chartreuse;  Up Parasol: Cakewalk in Green;  Pearl Bracelet: Key Lime;  Up Parasol: Devon Check in Green;  Moon Shine: Static Dot in Indigo; Biology: Fauna;  Playful: Word Find in Navy;  Mochi: Hot Cross Buns in Natural

I enjoy spending countless hours lusting after admiring fabric online (or in person, any chance I get), even filling virtual shopping carts like it's a sport and I'm in training for the fabric Olympics. ;o)

Just one example of my fabric mosaic making diversions. ;o)
My fabric addiction has progressed  further.  Now I'm making virtual mosaics that I keep in a folder on my computer. It's almost as good as stashing and well, frankly, it's easier on our bank account. ;o)

So happy with this selection that I put together virtually (it can be tricky when you haven't seen any of the fabrics in person).  More exciting is that I even have a project lined up for these beauties.
 
This week though, this fool for fabric, came home from work to discover a wonderful parcel.  Chock full of a selection of fat quarters that I decided to treat myself to.  I have been longing to lay my hands on some Cotton + Steel basics and the fabric in the top right hand corner became the guide to the rest of my choices.  I'm in love.

Thanks so much to Pam and her staff for the treat of shopping with them (that gift certificate was so worth waiting to spend ;o). 

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14 comments:

  1. Pam is lovely to deal with - and she has great sales!

    Lovely collection of fabrics, Katherine - that dark fabric with the letters is quite striking! I would bet a FQ that the project you have lined up, might possibly start with a q? :D

    Our weather is finally starting to calm down - I think we're still a bit below seasonal temperature-wise, but the snow has finally started to melt, and when I went for a walk this morning, the sidewalks were almost completely clear (and that isn't because the sidewalk plows have been doing their job, because they haven't done their job all darn winter, as far as I'm concerned!) - it's a step in the right direction :D Happy first day of spring!

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  2. Wow! What a gorgeous selection of fabric. Can hardly wait to see what you do with it!

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  3. You have good taste for fabrics.
    Those are lovely!!!
    Kram//Maja

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  4. I just can't believe that you have kept gift certificate so long:) But it was worth it, because your fabric choices are perfect!
    PS. Did you already use g.c. from Last minute Christmas Sampler contest? :)

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  5. WOW! That stash was well worth waiting for.... Everyone one of those fabrics is luscious! I look forward to seeing what you make from this! Do you have a quilt in mind?

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  6. What a gorgeous selection of fabrics. happy sewing with them.

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  7. You have a great hobby - your fabric collection is really wonderful! :)
    Jola

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  8. Love those fabrics...I can see that your collection is growing in a good way!

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  9. Lovely selection of fabrics... look forward to seeing what you have in mind for them!

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  10. Beautiful fabrics, what a great collection of prints and colors.

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  11. Loving your pictures and the brilliant way you have put your story across - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!

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  12. Oh, my goodness, you certainly have a flair for choosing fabrics!

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