Tuesday, March 6

Did I buy any quilt fabric?

I did not! That's right, I went to Firefly*Quilt*Shop and I did not buy one piece of cotton quilting fabric. And it was Fat Quarter Friday! Instead, I went straight to the batting .....
and picked up a throw-size quilt batt. I have plenty of tops that need to be finished so my goal is to buy the batting and get some finished. That is, as soon as I get some lessons on my new sewing machine. All things in good time. :-) 
It was not just Fat Quarter Friday but it was also the birthday of Dr. Seuss so I had to take a picture of this soft and fun quilt.........
It was also my sister's birthday and I had made one of those furry infinity scarves and sent it to her a couple week's ago. I love all this soft stuff, like the minky in this monkey quilt. I know someone who might like this one but they're not a kid anymore.........
There were so many adorable soft and fun kids quilts that I was wishing I could make one for somebody.  Maybe I'll have to make one for a donation quilt. Didn't think of that when I was at the shop so I'll have to buy the minky next time I visit Firefly. As long as it's not cotton quilting fabric, I can buy it!!
I love the wooly corner at the shop..........
and needed just one bright blue woolfelt square.  I purchased it and the batting and then, new staff member, Amy, rang up my purchase. Just to be sure, owner Janice checked my bag to make sure I hadn't bought any fat quarters. LOL!  She can vouch for my committment to not buy any cotton quilting fabric. There were no fat quarters in my bag!! Thank goodness, Janice, doesn't mind that I am telling everyone I'm not buying cotton fabric. You see, I'm not buying but that doesn't mean you all don't have to buy. You go right ahead. I have ten more months of "not buying" to get through and it could get a lot harder. Then again, maybe not as I have been deep, deep cleaning in my sewing room and I have found some amazing fat quarters and fabrics that I have bought over the last dozen years. There is no shortage of fabric for my projects! And as you know from yesterday's giveaway post, I am even giving some fabric away. I think it's funny that so many of you are lusting after the pink can and the fabric "trash". I am going to search for another mini trash can so I can do this again sometime.
Going to be a heatwave here in Minnesota today. It could reach 50 degrees above zero. Amazing!!!! I might throw open the window in my sewing room and get some fresh air! :-)  Have a good day all!
Sandi

4 comments:

Debbie said...

Good for you for sticking to your fabric diet, Sandi! Just in case I win the trash can, I want you to know that I really, really, don't like pink, so how about sending just the can to one of those that are crazy about it, LOL!

Kate said...

That's self control, Sandi, going into the quilt shop and not buying fabric - well done! Spring must be in the air with so much sewing room sorting going on everywhere ... I did the same last week.

Beth said...

I keep trying to make that commitment, but so far I am failing. Badly. AT least I am using what I buy. ;)

Sue said...

Thanks for taking us to visit that lovely store. I can't believe you didn't buy any of that yummy fabric!

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