Monday, February 7, 2011

no diets here


Yep, I've been shopping. While the whole rest of the world seems to be on an extreme fabric diet, I have decided instead to do my part to keep the fabric industry afloat. And since I have nothing I've made to show you, I'll share some of my new yummies.

Above is a fun smattering of prints from my favorite online shop, Superbuzzy (I couldn't resist throwing a few boy prints in the cart - we find out what baby number two is next week!), and five colorways of Sweet Grid by Yuwa (from Charm Stitch).

The new baby on the way was a good excuse to finally pick up Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings. And after seeing this gorgeous quilt Anna herself made out of Innocent Crush, Pastry Line and the Square Dance panels, I just had to pick up some of the voiles to add to my IC collection.

The Drunk Love WIP made me order a few more coordinating prints to throw in - that quilt is getting huge and the more prints the merrier!

Then this fat quarter set of hard to find Henna Garden just happened to pop into my Etsy cart. Who could resist that?

And every single one of these prints was a definite necessity: flowers from Lecien Flower Sugar, mingle dots in Steel, the new quilting weight Heath check from Alexander Henry, some Robert Kaufman Metro, campers, elephants, a Megumi Sakakibara print and some new Kokka Snow White beauties.


The yarn stash has grown a little bit too. I've developed such a madeline tosh yarn fixation, it seems like every project I have planned is destined to be done in tosh. I think that beautiful grey colorway, Gossamer, is going to be cast on tomorrow for the Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Even my fabric imp, Mercury, has gotten a new outfit. This sweater set was hand knit by the talented megipupu, and it is absolutely lovely. You can occasionally find her Blythe knits on Etsy. Mercury is perched atop the Ruby Star Rising and Robert Kaufman Quilter's linen she made me order from Pink Chalk.



So yes, I have added a lot to my stash. Now I just need to find the time and energy to sew! The cold bug has finally landed on me and now it's back to bed. I hope you all are staying warm and healthy - and getting all your supplies together for the Single Girl Quilt-along! It's been so exciting seeing how many of you are joining in. Everything is kicking off on Valentine's Day so there's still time to quilt with us!




21 comments:

  1. yummers! i love new goodies for the stash!!

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  2. Wow, not a single fabric or skein that I don't love up there -- Can't wait to see what you make!

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  3. How delicious they all are... You are quite smart to find out if you're having a boy or girl...the first time around I just bought unisex and the second time around I bought for both and spent a fortune!

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  4. Good to see that there's someone else out there that's not on a fabric diet! I hit up my local quilt shop today too... it never fails to provide yummy fabric!

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  5. Hahaha. Good idea to shop for fabric now, so you'll be all stocked up when the bambino arrives. I too have been fueling the fabric economy these days . . .

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  6. ooh yummy - so glad you shared them with us!

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  7. I'm with you! I consider fabric purchases my own personal stimulus package

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  8. It took me about a gallon (no, really, a gallon) of hot tea to kick my cold, but I did. All those fabrics are so pretty. Surely looking at them will boost your mood and help you get well!

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  9. those are some pretty darn beautiful fabrics. I think I have wipe up the drool off of my keyboard over here!

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  10. We need to go fabric shopping together! Great stuff!

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  11. Nice work at keeping the fabric designers and vendors in business! While I like the "fabric diet" in theory, in reality it just makes me want to buy more. I did a bit of hitting the "buy now" button myself this weekend. I need to check out the checks in your first pic--they look like something I want/need.

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  12. Love the new arrivals! I am currently knitting a cardigan in a Madelinetosh yarn (vintage? DK? I can't remember) and it's such fun seeing the slight colour variegation work up as I knit. I've also got some tosh sock waiting to go on a baby cardigan. Plus I'm going to a UK stockist of it later this week, so I suspect there will be more in my life...

    I'm waiting for a Superbuzzy order at the moment, and seeing your order has made me even more impatient!

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  13. LOL...I like how things pop into your cart! =) I've bought some fabric recently...I didn't need it, but I bought it anyway. =)

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  14. Gah, you're killing me Megan! I've been trying not to spend too much money so that I can be sure to make it to Quilt Market in SLC (and hopefully Sewing Summit too), but you're making me want to buy it all!!!

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  15. GREAT fabrics, so fun to see what others are buying:) Way to 'do your part' thanks for sharing!!!

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  16. Hey Megan, Just wondering which ETSY shop did you get the Henna Garden from? I would like to purchase some but all at the same place if possible to save on shipping. THANKS!!

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