Wednesday 1 May 2013

Fabric Fast Fail

Okay, so I'm not considering it too much of a fail - I did last almost four months without buying fabric. For me, that's pretty amazing. I'm a wee bit surprised how much I missed the enjoyment of browsing online fabric shops (although I still did a bit lot of that), and then the excitement of opening squishy parcels. The other reason I'm okay with these fabric purchases is that they're for specific projects - much better than just buying stuff either because it's on sale or to stash it indefinitely ;o) I have to say though, having not bought any for so long made it extremely satisfying to open my two parcels this morning!

First up is a parcel from Pink Chalk fabric. I won a voucher for Pink Chalk in the Emerald Quilt Challenge, so I kind of had to buy these, right? These are all Quilter's Linen from Robert Kaufman - one of my favorites for paper piecing and near-solid backgrounds. They give such a subtle texture, and have a gorgeous hand. Kathy stocks a massive range of colours too, it was difficult to narrow it down to these. Most of these are destined to be used in my Forest QAL blocks, and some will probably make their way into my Steam Punk quilt.

And I might have snuck in a yard of AMH linen - I'm thinking a bag at this stage. I adore this print so, so much!

My second parcel is from Sew Me a Song - all specifically bought for my Steam Punk quilt. It's no secret that I absolutely adore Becca's shop - it was extremely hard to narrow it down to these to be honest. So much awesome in one little shop.

I think my absolute favorite from this bunch is the third from the left on the bottom - Tea Delights in Jam from  Splendour 1920 by Art Gallery Fabrics. Such a great print!

So far my stack for Steam Punk is looking like this. A lot of DS in there, lots of checks and stripes.

steam punk stack

 I am bustingly excited about getting on with Steam Punk (my templates arrived last week too) - but I want to finish up Retro Flowers and get more of my PTS10 cushion done before I start. Oh and bee blocks. Thankfully school goes back next week and I'll have a bit more daytime sewing time :o)

Off to play Monopoly with master 6 now - and probably get beaten as always. My kids seem to have the most insanely good luck at board games!

xx Jess


Leanne said...

You pick really lovely fabrics.

Sewing Mom said...

Wow, four months?!?!? That's a great accomplishment. I have thought of 'fasting' fabric before...but I have never specifically settled on it. Most of the time I have self control, simply due to the cost. =)

I lvoe your selections. I have some Denyse Schmidt too. Love it. Last year I made a picnic quilt from one of her lines. Great fact, you have a few pieces in your pile. =)

Did you win...I prefer dice games to Monopoly...soooo LONG! =)

Heather D. said...

Ahhh, gorgeous!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I would not have been able to resist either - the AMH fabric is amazing!

Charlotte said...


Annabella said...

Well the voucher definitely doesn't count, and who could resist the others? *slobber*

Susan said...

Four months...!!! Well done! I am very jealous of your new fabric additions, especially the Alexander Henry-Urban Garden!! I SO want some of that!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Nice fabrics! I had a bundle come this week from Equilter, very excited to add lots more text to my stash!

Katy Cameron said...

Well if you have a voucher, all bets are off ;o)

CitricSugar said...

Sometimes, after months of salads, you just have to order the cheesecake. :-)

Enjoy every bite!