Saturday, November 28, 2009


My local fabric store had their Thanksgiving sale today (the Day After the Day After Thanksgiving Sale!) so I stopped by (twice actually!) to pick up some good stuff.  All fabric was 40% off (1 yard minimum), with everything else (fat quarters, notions, patterns, etc) 30% off.  I couldn't pass up that deal.

So I got the backing and binding fabric for my finished Pinwheel Baby Quilt.  They had some Wee Play yardage, so I ended up with the green fabric with red numbers for the backing, and the blue/green rulers for the binding. I hope it looks okay! I also got some nice variegated Sulky thread to use for the quilting, in blue/green/red/yellow.  It's a subtle variegation, not screamingly bright, so I hope it looks okay.  If not I think I'll use white instead.

I picked up some fabric (obviously!) I got a couple yard cuts of some cute pinks and greens, a few from the Leanika line I mentioned the other day, and one Michael Miller print, as well as some fat quarters.

I also picked up a few patterns.   The first one I bought is Gracie, a cute little girl's dress/top pattern from Portabellopixie.

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The other three I bought are all quilt patterns.  These are the first quilt patterns I've purchased.

The first is called Whimsy Playground, by Crazy Old Ladies.  I just loved the cute little owls and birds and trees, and thought it would look really cute in some of the pink and green fabrics I have.

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The next one is called Birdie Big Blocks, from Barbara Brandeburg.  I really liked the birds, and it said it was good for learning to applique, which I'd like to do, and again, I think it would look cute in some of the pink and green fabrics I have!

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And the last one is one that is totally out of my comfort zone.  I'm not sure what about this pattern appeals to's totally different than what I'd call "my style."  It seems much more traditional, not modern like I'm normally drawn to, a lot more "cutesy" than what I normally go for....but for some reason I just really like it! I heard this pattern mentioned on the Sew Stitch Create podcast, and then I saw it in person in a quilt shop I visited recently, where they had a sample made up and hanging on the wall.  Ever since I've been thinking about it, and when I saw they had the pattern today, I went ahead and bought it.  It's light years ahead of my skill level, but what the heck, I'll give it a try.

It's called Frolic, from The Vintage Spool, by Verna Mosquera.

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See?  TOTALLY different than anything you've seen on this site! I don't know what it is. I just like it!

So that was my haul from today.  It was lots of fun.  The place was packed and it was crazy, all these women (and a few men too!) jostling around for fabric.  Kind of hilarious.

In other news, I'm in the midst of sewing a pair of PJs for my daughter from some flannel I purchased at Joann's recently...hopefully I'll have a successful finished project to show soon!


Diane said...

Nothing better than a sale a the local fabric store!

Anonymous said...

Have you made the birdie quilt or the whimsy playground? I am hoping to make one of those two for my daughter's first birthday and would love to hear your thoughts on either one! (This will be my first quilt). Thanks!