Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birthdays and Stash Enhancement

Here's an invitation for you! Come on in and fondle the fabric I have acquired lately.

Saturday was my birthday, and like true quilting friends, one ingenious girlfriend, Kay, gave me a gift wrapped in fabric, and tied with a bias strip bow. Now how cool is that? (Inside the package was a really cool serving dish made out of a melted-down wine bottle, complete with the cork!)

Another friend, Sherrie, gave me an assortment of supplies.

Yesterday was Terry's birthday. She and Sheryll and I took the day to go quilt shop shopping in Columbus. One shop, Quilt Beginnings, gives a discount off fabric cut from the bolt to shoppers who come in within 7 days of their birthday. I bought two fabrics:

This is a 3-yard cut of a Jennifer Paganelli line called Queen Street. I  have no plan for this, but it seemed to want to come home with me . . .

. . . as did this 1-yard cut from a company I've never heard of before-Riley Blake Designs.

Another shop we visited was Red Rooster, where I held a very valuable coupon--20 FQs for $40. They're regularly priced at $2.79, so I saved a tidy little sum. Here's my take:

A lovely assortment of Civil War fabrics--some Joe Morton, some Nancy Gere, some Judie Rothermel, some others that I can't remember.

Now, don't think for a moment that we're done! I have also done some online shopping . . .

I just could not resist getting a few yards of La Petite Ecole by French General.

I should have rotated the pic, but it's still the same fabric...Barbara Brackman's Morris Tapestry.

And since I can't seem to get enough Civil War reproduction fabric, I increased my stash with some Embers, Reds and Evergreens by Jo Morton.

Can you feel the lusciousness?? I've petted and fondled it quite a bit. I hope you've enjoyed the party!

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