Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fabric Shopping...

 Yesterday I did something that I have not done in a long time....I went fabric shopping!  LOL!  I have pretty much been working out of my stash since 2009 but with my sister having a baby girl in a few months I needed to pick up a few things.  I don't have any of this in my stash.  

I picked up some pink minky to match this quilt.  Now it just needs to be quilted and the binding done.  I have leftover fabric from the top for the binding. 
 I'm sure that you can tell that my sister loves pink!  I picked this up for the border of my Colorful Scraps quilt that I am in the process of piecing.  A hot pink mini dot.
 This larger hot pink dot will be a small chevron quilt.  I already had the white so I didn't buy it.  When I got home I realized that they had cut me more than I asked for, 1.5 yards extra to be exact.  I checked my receipt and called back to Hobby Lobby and they thanked me for calling and told me to just keep it after I offered to pay for it over the phone. 
 I mentioned in a previous post that my sister also wanted a puff/biscuit quilt.  These are the fabrics that I picked out for that.  She is doing the nursery in owls so I thought this would be nice. 
 I started cutting out some squares from the fabric and put them up on the wall.  It's all very busy to me but she likes this stuff. 
 I could not sleep last night so I got back up and cut the rest of the blocks.  I still need to cut the backing squares which I will probably do today so that I can get started. 
 I have also been working on these.  These are my break from all of the bright funky fabrics.  LOL!  If you have read my blog for a while you will know that I don't tend to work with modern/bright fabrics.  :) 
 I guess that is all for now.  It is another cold day here in KY.  Hunter only had 2 days of school this week and that was his first week back after Christmas Break.  


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it is very cold here too - the fireplace is getting a workout I am so glad I went ahead and had it cleaned this year and that Mike and I really prepared for this winter by cutting a lot of wood - last winter we had just about ran out of it and had to use it sparingly.

Pink is nice for girls I like you if making a quilt for a special reason might realized I didn't have all the colors I needed for it.

Tazzie said...

Loving the pink fabrics Christie. I didn't realise you hadn't been fabric shopping since 2009, that is such a long time! I'll look forward to seeing what you make with your new fabric.

Janet O. said...

Very cute owl fabrics!
When I work with bright fabrics for baby and grandchild quilts, it is nice to have something in "my colors" I can turn to now and then to keep me grounded. I know what you are saying. : )

Texan said...

The puffy quilt fabrics are so cute love them.

Gayle said...

Hey, I like how you're sewing the hexies together into pairs - I just shared a picture of my copy-cat project and guess I'll do the same thing too. Thanks for the inspiration! Your sister is going to LOVE all those pink quilts you're making!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Those pinks are all so cute and what a cute baby quilt. What a lucky little baby to get that quilt.