Friday, January 25, 2013

My 1st purchase of 2013

Up until now, I have been good. Very good. So far this year I have resisted buying any fabric. None at all up to this point. In many ways I am very proud of myself for being strong and saving my pennies. While there have been some that I have liked, there are only a few that have passed my litmus test and are now on my wish list, just waiting for a sale to come along. But then a few days ago while catching up on blog reading I saw this bundle of fabrics that Jane bought
and this quilt she is making over on her blog.
(pictures borrowed from her blog, I'm sure she doesn't mind).
I instantly fell in love. Yes this line of fabrics pass my "suck in my breath I've GOT to have it test" and I immediately asked her what line it is and where she got it. She sent me the link so that I had all the details. Unfortunately the shop she bought her stack from didn't have all of the prints any longer and if I am going to buying any fabric these days, I need to minimize the shipping costs and hence the need to find as much of what I want in the same place. Lucky for me Fabric.com had almost all of the red prints in stock and since I bought enough, I got free shipping plus I was able to use a 10% off coupon. Double score. Hopefully when they get the 3 missing ones that I also want restocked in March, I'll be able to get those too.

I bought 1/2 yards of each of these 11 prints and once the other 3 are available, I'll have a gorgeous stack of 14 lovely fabrics to create an awesome Christmas quilt with. So many of the Christmas lines don't appeal to me but this one does in so many ways. No I haven't a clue yet as to what I will do with them, but rest assured I'll be thinking about that a lot and hopefully coming up with an idea before too long.

Another "Must Make" has now been added to my already very long list. Figuring out which ones are going to come first, other than the 6 deadline ones that are at the top of the list, will be tough. I just want to play with them all!


8 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Aren't you going to tell us what it is?!?!?! :o)

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  2. Oops! Sorry. It is Pillow and Maxfield Christmas. I called my oldest sister this morning and told her about it, while we were talking she looked it up and then had to buy some too.

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  3. Oh I am so glad you found it, it just seems to sing! I cannot wait to see what you do with it.

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  4. How nice! I love it. I might have to check it out too.

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  5. I also fell in love with that grouping of fabrics Jane put together...looking forward to seeing your creation!

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  6. It is really pretty. Since hooked on fire trucks must be red, I'm always looking out for beautiful red fabrics. And ones that pass the no-girly test for my hubbie, too. Phhhht. I want to be girly sometimes!
    Anyway, gorgeous!

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  7. I`ve been admiring jane`s fabrics too. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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