Sunday, September 03, 2006

Shopping!


Well, I did it! I shopped! Had a wonderful day with Jane. We went to three quilt shops, and then picked up her DH for a lovely dinner. I was so tired when I got home last night, but had that warm and cozy feeling after such a great day!

Pictures are from two of the shops - Cozy Cottage in Brea and Leah's in Orange. Neither of us had been to Cozy Cottage before, a real cute shop, and I had only been to Leah's one time over four years ago. Beautiful quilts hanging in both of them. Lots of inspiration - and a LOT of fabric we ooohed and aaahed over remained at the store. :)

I bought only what I felt I absolutely needed to finish a project, and small cuts at that! The books and patterns are inspiration for using up more stash, so good buys! The first picture is Cozy Cottage purchases - stripes I need for a Christmas project, dark brown print for a binding on Chocolate Covered Cherries top (with a little left over for an applique project), and only two FQs just because I wanted them! The books are all fat-quarter related because I'm wanting to use up those FQ towers that seem to have multiplied in my stash room over the long, hot summer!

The second picture is from Leah's. The yardage is inspiration for Judy's October project. That fabric may end up on the back of the quilt, but I like working from focus fabric - keeps me focused! LOL! The stripes for a binding, a turquoise for the stash color I'm collecting now, and polka dots because I LOVE polka dots! Since all of my magazine subscriptions have run out and I'm not renewing them, those two magazines were okay to buy. The thing I'm excited about is the prepackaged Aunt Grace fabric by Judie Rothermel - a backing for the crumb quilt I'm putting together from emptying Jane's waste can after our cutting day. If any of you are looking for '30s backing, you might want to look for these packages. The fabric is 110" wide by 3.25 yards (117" total) big enough for a queen size backing. It was only $12.99! I couldn't resist, and now wish I had picked up more than one of these.

All in all, a perfect day! And today I sew!!

13 comments:

Jeanne-WA said...

Did I miss the 2nd picture? LOL.

Good to hear that you had a good time with Jane. I've been to the other Leah's and it was a wonderful shop. Inspiration, here we come.

xoxox, Jeanne

quiltpixie said...

love the polka dot FQ. I'd pick it up "just because" too....

Sweet P said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. It's always fun to shop with a friend. Happy sewing today.

Norma said...

I loved that backing you found! I think you did a great job picking out your purchases. I look forward to seeing what quilts you make from those fat quarters. We all seem to have fat quarter towers in our quilting rooms!

ForestJane said...

Looks like some nice purchases! I'm not a polkadot fan, or a stripe fan, but I like that blue between them. :)

And the backing sounds like a great buy!

JudyL said...

I love your fabric - especially the leaf and polka dot prints. Glad you had a fun day.

Judy L.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun! And lookie there - no buyer's remorse after the fact -- goes to show your purchases were all very logical and well thought out, plus a little fun thrown in for good measure! Great job.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Hedgehog said...

I LOVE those bright turquoises! Sounds like a great day.

Finn said...

Hi Vicky, congratulations on doing such a great job after your parole...LOL I'm just in awe of you..amazing control!! Good girl! Hugs, Finn

Karen said...

I love to see people's purchases after a quilty day out!

Judy said...

Ditto on loving polks dots!! I always buy some. You got a fabulous haul there and I can't wait to see where it ends up!!

Laurie Ann said...

I love those polka dots!!

Ruth said...

I love the fabrics you got, they are very pretty.