Monday, April 30, 2012

Retail Therapy

No sewing to show you today. I am busy busy behind the scenes finishing some projects that I can't show you. But, seeing as I am in a pretty good mood tonight, I thought you might appreciate a little eye candy! So I'm going to show you some of my retail therapy results that arrived in the last week or so! 



First up was this gorgeous bundle of fat quarters and half yards from Julie at The Intrepid Thread. There is lots of goodness in this one, some FMF, some Apple of My Eye, some Sunny Happy Skies and lots more. I am itching to cut into this fabric and I think I'm going to have to make a quilt with some of it sooner rather than later.

The week after I ordered this, there was a big sale at The Intrepid Thread and despite the fact I had a package on the way, I couldn't resist the opportunity to stock up on yardage for quilt backs and I bought 9 yards, the max Julie could cram in an international envelope. I love both these prints. The grey is for the back of my Ruby quilt, and the Navajo tile will work perfectly on 2 different quilts I am thinking of it for. Perfect (and cheap too!)



When I saw Hadley's post about the new Fat Quarterly book, I got a little carried away. I ordered it about 5 minutes after reading her blog, and I threw in another book for good measure! I was visiting Fi a couple of weeks ago, and oohing and aahing at her projects when she pulled out this book. A flick through it and I was sold. So now I have both in my hands and looking forward to reading them tonight when the kiddies are in bed. There are really great projects in each - I love books that have ideas that are a new twist on traditional blocks, or make a simple block idea really interesting through tweaking the design and these both hit the mark for me. I can see myself diving into more than a few projects from them. In fact, I have my eye on one of them for some of that FMF in the picture up there!


The last thing that arrived just this evening was my new quilt labels. Alas, no photo to show you right now, but I am really pleased with them. They are little folded labels to stitch into the binding, and once I have a quilt done with them in I will take a little picture. Its the first time I will have my own labels, I am super delighted!

15 comments:

If Toys Could Talk said...

Those prints are all so gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you make with them!!!

Flying Blind... said...

I am a good influence!!
Where did you get your labels?

Sarah said...

Ooh what Hadley said!! I've been looking for folded sew in labels... Gorgeous fabric selection :-)

memmens said...

Can't beat a bit of retail therapy. I've got the Block Party book and it's great, lots of quilt eye candy - enjoy.

Di said...

I have just got the FQ book. It is really good. Labels.....tell us all more! Di xo

Crafted by Carly said...

I love visiting your blog so much!!! I have never tried any quilting properly, but your beautiful little corner of the blogosphere has really inspired me to give it a proper go. Thank you!!! :-)
I love these fabrics, by the way! Especially the one with the little birdies and fairy toadstools!!
Carly
x

Cherie said...

Love those fabrics! The books look like good buys, I'd also like to know where you got the labels =D

Annabella said...

I nearly bought that Navajo Tile fabric from Julie and didn`t push the button! Wish I had now. I do however have the Modern Bee (Block?)and really want the FQ one.

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, that was some serious therapy there lol

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Liking your choice of therapy :) x

Cindy said...

Eeep! This is so exciting!

I too would be into learning more RE labels. I need to get something new, but am tired of what I have. Was thinking of heading down the stamping route...

susan said...

Seems to be all sorts of goodness arriving at your house. Can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

quilary said...

Lots of lovely fabric and books arriving at your place. I'm waiting on a bit of a stash and a few books from the book depository...nothing like a good bit of retail therapy :)

Nicky said...

Stop tempting me - I am weak willed!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun in your therapy sessions!