Sunday, February 3, 2008

Yeah, More Fabric

Edited to note...for some reason, none of my links worked in this post, I will come back when I get a chance and try to fix them. Sorry.

I was a naughty girl again today. I don't know what is wrong with me, I have this all consuming need to buy fabric lately!

I saw some fabric in a store add, so I ran off to the store, of course they didn't have what I went after, but they had these and they would be perfect for the quilt I want to make. I stumbled across a new (to me) blog the other day and I have fallen in love. The blog name is Crazy Mom Quilts and she is my HERO! I want to be just like her when I grow up. I love her taste, and she is the one that inspired me to buy these fun fabrics. The pink floral is nothing that I would have ever bought before because I wouldn't know what to do with it, but then I saw this quilt and fell in love. These fabrics will be perfect for a quilt like that don't you think? I can't wait to get started!

I have also been collecting red and green fabrics with the intention of making a quilt for my living room. I need something that looks nice enough that I can leave it in the living room, and I need something to wrap up in on those cold nights when I am awake, unable to sleep, and want to curl up on the couch with a book. I can't seem to sit and read without freezing to death. Then while browsing through the same Crazy Mom Quilts blog I stumbled across this red and green quilt and thought it was the perfect solution for my dilema. And it's also yummy in red and blue.

So anyway, check out her blog, it rocks, she inspires me, she makes me want to go RIGHT NOW.

I bought a few more yummy shabby chic fabrics for my bed quilt that I am going to make someday. At the rate I am going I will be able to make then king size quilts with all the fabric I have.

I just haven't found a pattern that I love. I want it to be soft, and feminine, and shabby chic, without being overwhelming and busy.

If you know of a great pattern, let me know, I am open to all ideas!

These have no purpose yet, I just bought them because I liked them, they made me happy, and since I am a realatively new quilter, and have very little stash, I figure I am entitled to buy things just because I like them. There were a ton of pinks that I really liked, and wanted to buy, but alas, I had to show SOME restraint.

I think I may have to make a purse out of the apple and pear fabric. I saw it the other day and absolutely loved it but thought "What would I ever use it for?" then I came home and made a purse and thought "DUH!" It would make a darling purse I think. I love the bright colors, they just make me happy, and I seem to have this thing for fruit. Of course Cherries are always at the top of my list! See the cute little cherry print on the left?