January 26, 2011
Aren't we completely insane?
...for being so obsessed with a designer that we buy her pajamas just so we can cut them into pieces? Before I swore off fabric purchases last week, I'd already ordered a few small things, so the packages have been slowly trickling in the past few days. One of them was a Heather Ross scrap pack! Wahoo! I've been wanting to make a quilt out of Heather Ross scraps for several years now, but when I saw my friend's finished Munki Munki quilt top the other day, it lit a fire under my butt. There are a few prints in particular I've been wanting, so when Fresh Lemons Quilts listed a de-stash pack of my favorite HR prints in her Etsy shop, I jumped on it! I'm pretty sure it was a sign from the heavens that I needed to have them ;)
I even got a piece of my favorite print ever - the wedding day pj's!!! How precious are those little bridesmaids??...and the bride dreaming about cake?! I've wanted some of this print ever since I saw the bee blocks Tong made a few months ago.
And then I ran across a reasonably priced FQ of the Flea Market Fancy Seeds in Gold...and you just can't pass those up! Below are some pics of the humble FMF stash I've been building the past year or two. It's been a very slow process because I have a set limit on how much I'll pay for yardage. I refuse to pay the outrageous prices some people charge, because all I can think of is how much new fabric I could get for the same price.
My entire stash, including a few small pieces I've collected here and there.
I have 2 yards each of the brown tiles and pink vines, a half yard of the pink seeds, plus fat quarters of the pink dots, green posies, gold seeds and green seeds. I actually have a sad story about the green seeds. Back in 2008 when I was a wee quilting babe, I came across an obscure shop that still had yardage of the green seeds. I'd seen the print before and thought it was cute, so I decided to order some. Not knowing what I'd found (nor how hard it was to find), I only bought a yard. I wanted two, but talked myself out of it because I figured I could always buy more later (HA!). Then, as if that's not bad enough, I used most of that precious yard of green seeds to line a purse for my sister. A lining!!! Condemned to a life of darkness, candy wrappers, makeup stains, and tiny bits of dirt! I didn't really want to do it, but I told myself, "Kaelin, you need to use the fabric you already have instead of buying more, so use the seeds!" *heavy sigh* I regret that decision daily, because now I only have a little more than a FQ left. Boo.
So that's my sob story for the day.
But since I can't end on a sad note, I have a little more fabric to cheer everyone up after my pity party, hehe! I absolutely love Ann Kelle's prints, especially the daisies from Remix, so my final fabric nail-in-the-coffin package included some of her daisy prints! I bought the yellow and orange ones because I need to beef up my stash of warm colors. I just love those little orange flowers. So precious!
And last but not least, here's a little sneak peek of the next block I'm working on for the Quilting Divas Mini Bee. Megan asked for yellow, gray and white in her block. I'm really lovin' these colors together...they make me long for Springtime :(