Wednesday, July 28

Fabric shopping!

When we were at my friend Sue's last Wednesday, we were there on the perfect day. What made it perfect? Fabric shopping, of course. And we were in luck because there was a fabric garage sale and we made sure we arrived within minutes after it started. I should have taken a picture to show you the garage full of fabric and basement, too, but I was shopping remember? And the prices were great so I totally forgot about pictures. After I got home though, I laid out my purchases.............
The green on the left is going to go with the 30's fabrics that I'll pack up and take to a retreat this weekend. The pink just made me smile and the green was so pretty that I know it will find a purpose with some lovely floral fabric. :-)

The floral batik fat quarter in this photo is our challenge fabric for Kindred Kwilters. I found these two pieces that will work with it and when I got home, I found a deep rosey swirl fabric that will really pop if I add it to these three. You won't see this stuff for a long time. I think I have til February to get something done from this fabric. That means you'll see it when the snow is falling. :-) After today's heat, I really am ready for cold weather. I promise not to complain about the snow or cold. Really. ;-)

After we all made several fabric purchases at the garage sale, we were told to visit a little shop/studio where local gals meet and stitch, plus there were some items for sale. How is it that there is always some one thing that is perfect at every fabric shop? Sue found a Civil War kit that she couldn't resist. I found this Sunbonnet Sue panel for my mom and I put it in the mail to her right away. She got it on Monday and when winter comes she can make little wallhangings or doll quilts with it.
You would think that was enough shopping, but no, there was more to come in the afternoon. We all enjoyed lunch back at Sue's house and then packed up our stuff and headed out of town. We were on the way to Osage to Debbie's Quilt Shop. And wait til you see what a great shop it is! And speaking of waiting, you will have to wait til tomorrow to see it because this is it for today! See you then!
Sandi

11 comments:

Pat said...

LOVE your fabric challenge fat quarter and what you bought to go with it. (You know I love anything that is predominantly green, of course.....so I love the first selection of fabrics, too. LOL) Fabric shopping with friends is extra-fun because there is somebody besides yourself ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your selections!!! :) Can't wait to hear about Debbie's Quilt Shop.

luv2quilt2 said...

How can a day be any better than fabric shopping?! You have some pretty choices, and I look forward to seeing your projects.

Pat said...

Love your fabrics. Look like you had a great day.
Happy Quilting!

Needled Mom said...

What fuun, Sandi. There is nothing like a little bit of good shopping to brighten the day. When you get a great deal it only makes the day better.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

I love batiks! So pretty!

Amber H. said...

You know, I'm generally not a batik fan, but that one is just GORGEOUS! I must know more about it. Who makes it, and what's the line and name of the batik? I love the two fabrics you picked to coordinate with it, PERFECT match!

julieQ said...

Pretty fabrics!!! I really love those soft, wonderful colors.

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Wow! You had great finds! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your challenge . . . although I can't quite think about snow yet. ;)

Crispy said...

Oooo purdy fabrics!! No way will you not complain about snow and cold, it's what we mid-westerners love to do LOL.

Crispy

黃錢靜怡慧婷 said...

當最困難的時候,也就是離成功不遠的時候。.......................................................

Lee Prairie Designs said...

What great finds the Sun Bonnet Sue top is darling--Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

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