MCM #46 Non-Sanctioned Fabric Acquisition

Hmm. Remember when I said I was going to make all the items for my craft table from my stash? Apparently I lied. Not on purpose or anything, it just happened. I mean, I went to the quilt shop to pick up some quilts that were on display so I can put them in my booth. And when I walked out of the shop with my quilts, a few pieces of fabric decided to come along. How could I say no??

Good Tidings Fabric and Stonehenge NorthcottThe poinsettia print is Good Tidings by Hoffman California International Fabrics. The second fabric is Stonehenge by Northcott. They look kind of funky together in this picture, but in person they are pretty fabulous. I’m hoping to turn these into a table runner before Saturday.

Kona Basil and JoAnn Fabrics printI also couldn’t resist the Kona Basil solid which will work well with the busier JoAnn Fabrics print (which I got at 40% off, then 25% off the total purchase, so score!)

The interesting part of all this fabric buying is that I don’t even really like traditional holiday themed fabrics. But, while they’re not my style, items made of these types of fabric sell well. I guess I’m just learning to accept that I can still put a little of me in each item through design and quilting while using fabrics that are more widely accepted in my community.

I am now finished with buying fabric to use in the craft show. Seriously. I’m not going anywhere near a fabric store this week. I intend to stay home and sew, sew, sew, just like a good quilter should. Yep. I really am. I’m even going to pinky promise myself. And we all know pinky promises can’t be broken!

Anyway, while I’m not entirely crushing on the fabrics (although those top two are worming their way into my heart) I am crushing on bringing home fabric. Because really, what can be more fun? I’m also loving the print I used for this casserole hot pad. This came from my stash – wahoo! It’s from Corey Yoder’s Sundrops line. I have to say, I LOVE these prints. Now this is more my style! Tonight I’ll stitch down the binding and I can call this one done.

Sundrops Hot Pad

Now it’s your turn to share your crush for this week. First I want to thank Jodie again at FWFS for sponsoring last week’s giveaway. There were more than 120 entries, and I’m excited that so many of you signed up for their newsletter. I hope you like receiving it each week as much as I do.

I tried to respond to as many comments as I could but I know I missed some. I really appreciate the time you take to comment, so thank you!!

Let’s look at a few of the link ups from last week and see what fabulous-ness you are working on.

Cathy of A Quilting Chick finished another WIP – the Supernova Quilt. These blocks are big, and the blues are so pretty.

Photo by Cathy of A Quilting Chick

Photo by Cathy of A Quilting Chick

 

Jen of de Jong Dream House finished her Ruff Patch quilt. Isn’t it adorable? It reminds me of a pixelated quilt – I think those are so cool.

Ruff Patch

Photo by Jen of de Jong Dream House

 

I’m excited to see the quilting Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist will do on her Koi quilt. Look at all that space she gets to quilt!! I’ll admit, this picture had me drooling… 🙂

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Okay, now it’s your turn to link up your crush for this week. Remember, your crush can be anything that has you excited to be sewing. Inspiration pics, new fabric or patterns, improv, a tip to share or tool you love – all are welcome! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic, here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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13 Responses to MCM #46 Non-Sanctioned Fabric Acquisition

  1. Sarah@123quilt says:

    Been there and done that! Sometimes no matter how much you say you won’t buy any new fabric the fabric just decides to come home with you. Nothing you can do about it, lol.

  2. Thank you for the linkup!

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  4. I think having some themed fabrics and projects makes sense for the show. 🙂

  5. I love poinsettia print fabrics, too! Especially for holiday-themed home dec items. You’re reminding me that I wanted some Christmasy table runners and a mantle thingy for this year…

  6. Susan says:

    As long as you’re using your new acquisitions, you have permission to buy!

  7. Cathy says:

    Thanks so much for featurning my Supernova!! Lovely new fabrics that followed you home too!

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  9. Kathi Riemer says:

    I love the fabrics you chose and I bet it was fun to bring it home. Your potholder is really lovely too!

  10. Ramona says:

    Your Christmas fabrics are gorgeous! Happy sewing and creating this week.

  11. Sometimes those fabrics just jump in the cart and it isn’t possible to put them back. Great buys!

  12. Kate says:

    Enjoy your stitching time this week. Sounds like you’ve got great plans for both sets of fabric.

  13. Gosh, Beth, I can’t imagine you not sticking to a strict shopping list. That’s so unlike any quilter I know. 😉

    Come on! Give yourself a little wiggle room, and love the fabric. That’s the main reason we all got hooked. I’m hearing you about your choices, though. Right after the retreat I found myself looking at the more traditional fabrics in a whole new light. Now it’s patterns. It’s nice to find other areas of quilting to appreciate even if we don’t totally absorb the style.

    I’m glad you’re having fun with this new adventure, and hope you post the stacks of goodies you’ve made before you go. Good luck!

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