Monday, February 18, 2013

A little fabric therapy

This week, I suspect my sewing machine might just collect a little bit of dust, and no, it's not because I'm going to QuiltCon, because sadly I'm not. Instead, I'm preparing for my son's fifth birthday bash, coming up this weekend, and getting my house clean for some company coming in this week. Cleaning is not my idea of fun, so I've been doing a wee bit of adding to my stash this past week in the form of some retail therapy.

I've snagged a fun stack of prints from Sweetwater's Noteworthy collection. I love the doodle-y feel of these prints, and the birds on the wire print is just gorgeous. Can't wait to use it. You can find Noteworthy in stock at Fat Quarter Shop.


I couldn't resist picking up a few prints from Aneela Hoey's latest line, Posy. It's just perfect for low volume junkies, and there's a few fun stash builder prints in the line as well. You can find Posy in stock at Intrepid Thread.


I also picked up 10 yards of this fantastic print from Ikea called Britten Number. I've been hunting for it ever since I saw Kelly use it in backing a quilt, and somehow my local Ikea was always out of stock. Thanks to a good quilty friend, Bree, who tipped me off to our local Ikea having some in stock, I scored big time. Now if only I could find a place to put it ;)


I've been doing some intermittent fabric shopping on Ebay lately - hunting for out of print stuff mostly that I'm running out of, like this fun print from Wordplay. I'm going to be pretty sad when I reach the end of this print, because it's getting harder and harder to find!


I do need to finish up this simple little applique t-shirt this week, however, so perhaps my machine will get a little bit of use. I found this super fun Lego inspired fabric on Spoonflower, and knew it was perfect to make the birthday boy a fun birthday shirt. And I've got some more fabric on its way, so stay tuned for some more stash additions later this week! Have a great Monday :)



  1. Love the fabrics you've acquired. I've shopped Ebay for fabrics too. Hugs

  2. I'm doing birthday party prep as well so I feel your pain :) Hopefully it will be back to normal soon!

  3. Great fabrics. I just got 5 yards of the ikea print. Have fun with the birthday :)


  4. too funny! I also bought 10 yards of that Ikea fabric lol... most of any fabric ever :)

  5. I bought 8 yds of that Ikea fabric too, love it. Stash enhancing is always fun.

  6. I just went through that with my son's 1st birthday. It was hard to be away from the machine for so long. But my mojo was fired up when I got back to it. Love all the fabric scores you got!

  7. Thank you so, so much for the link to Wordplay yardage!!! That price is fantastic! I, who normally buy FQs, bought 3 yards! Lol. And 1 of black.

    Glad you found some fabric that pleased you! Let the sewing begin...✄✄✄

  8. I love the Ikea print! I used a big panel of it for a recent quilt back too. :)

  9. Its my son's 6th Birthday this weekend too! :)

  10. I love that Ikea print - seen it a couple of places but there are NO Ikeas anywhere close to me...can you get in online or only in stores? Love your blog - I just used your bookshelf tutorial for a quilt backing of mine and it was SO much fun! Thank you!!

  11. I'm wishing I'd bought more than 5 yds of that ikea print!!

  12. I just backed a quilt with the ikea print! I love it and have to go get more! I just joined your block of the month... Just a little tardy to the party!

  13. I'm not going to QuiltCon this year either ~ darn. Just didn't work out in the schedule.
    Love that you treated yourself to some sweet fabrics. Always helps.
    Have fun with company and your son's birthday!

  14. Oh my love all that new eye candy AKA fabric that you acquired. Enjoy your sons party...

  15. I'm sad you're not going to Quiltcon. You're one of the bloggers I'd really like to meet! And I'm loving your Lucky Stars QAL. Joined late but spent the weekend making the lovely blocks! Have a fun bday party with your son!

  16. One of my LQSs has the Wordplay stuff. I'm actually headed there later today to pick some up!


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