Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fabric purchases...

I have to admit that my fabric stash has grown a little bigger in the last couple of weeks.  Most of it was planned purchases, but not all.  I've been taking pictures so I can better keep track of what I've bought.

First of all, I bought the rest of the fabric that Jan and I needed to make a Boston Commons quilt.  She found a neat pattern last year whereby 2 people work on it at the same time - one cuts and presses and the other one sews.  When it's done, each of us will have our own quilt!  Jan is fortunate to have a very extensive fabric stash and we were able to pick out a lot of the fabrics from it.  But not all.  We took a trip a couple of weeks ago to find the rest.  We were very fortunate and found everything we needed pretty quickly.

All the fabrics are now washed and pressed.  Now we just need to find time to start working on it. (These are just half of the fabrics we're going to use.  Jan has the other half at her house.)

That same afternoon, I stopped by JoAnn's to pick up some John Deere fabric.  I wanted to make this gift bag to hold my dad's birthday present.

I really liked how it turned out and so apparently did David...


While I was at JoAnns, I saw that they were having all their clearance fabric an additional 50% off.  I've been planning to make my niece some Barbie doll clothes and so jumped at the chance to get some fabrics at such low prices.  And because the outfits are tiny, I didn't need much.  In fact, I cut everything I bought in half and gave them to my mom who is also making the clothes. (As of today, we've each finished one outfit.)

Gracie should have some very well dressed Barbie's come her birthday!

And finally this past Friday, I found the perfect fabric to make a Paintbox quilt out of. (I recommend checking out her blog.  She has a great tutorial on making the blocks.) The fabric line I chose is Blush by Basic Grey and it's gorgeous.  I'm going to pair it with some Kona cotton Snow and I think I'll end up with a very soft and beautiful quilt.

I'm not planning to make my quilt as big as hers so I expect I'll have enough of the jelly roll leftover to make a couple of other small projects.  I'm looking forward to working on this one.

Until later...

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