I was the only one in the store and I made a few rounds first, stroking bolts of fabric and fat quarters and making a list in my head of things I "needed."
I then visited the Remnant Rack:
And there, calling my name, knowing it was my birthday, were these beauties:
Lotta remnants? And the turquoise one was even 30% off! Happy Birthday from Greenwood Quiltery! I grabbed these and began my pile (it grew quickly, trust me).
Also on the remnant rack was this strange, irresistible fabric:
It is Tuffed Tweets by Robert Kaufman. I have not the slightest clue what I might use it for, but it was my birthday and I wanted it. So there.
I did have an actual shopping list with me so I set to work on that. I needed several orange and yellows (2 of one and 3 of the other, though I could switch which was which based on what I saw that I liked), one pink, one green and two purples. These are to finish my rainbow strip quilt that I have already cut from my stash to begin the awesome tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
I ordered an eighth of a metre of each of those colours. These are the ones I chose:
Wow, it is seriously bothering me that I don't know what that orangey-yellow one is. It is a tiny tiny grid of diamonds and I think it might be Robert Kaufman something, but the 1/8 is cut in such a way that there is no information on the binding. Do YOU know what it is?
I will post more about my rainbow strip quilt on another day so you can see the finished, drool-worthy stack of 2" strips. They make me joyously happy. (I have issues, obviously).
I continued about the store, admiring the many choices in the children section, and some delicious themed sections:
I also had lots of thoughts and ideas about future quilts, particularly if my one friend (who recently announced she has #3 in the oven) ends up having a boy. These navy fabrics are SO CUTE:
I didn't buy them, though. I restrained myself. (I'll just buy them when I know what the sex of the baby is!).
My shopping was not yet done. Of course not. I had to scoop a ton of fat quarters, my way of taking home some fabric I can't part with yet can't justify buying any yardage. I mean, who doesn't need more fat quarters? (The actual answer is me, but we'll pretend the answer is no one).
I bought this FQ from Outfoxed to add to my stack for my HST QAL:
I picked up these delicious pinks because I really liked them and I almost NEVER like pink:
|From left to right: Robert Kaufman Metro Living in Hot Pink, Sherbert Pips Play Dots in Bubblegum, Sherbert Pips Puppy Dog Tails in Lemonade|
|From left to right: ? Unknown, Heather Bailey Dotted Paisley in Mint, Backyard Baby Fun on the Vine in Green, Backyard Baby Windy Day in Aqua, Backyard Baby Birch Forest in Aqua and ? unknown|
And one more fabric purchase to show you. It is going to also go in my rainbow strip quilt, but if you were paying attention to the picture above you would have noticed I was one item short on my shopping list: another yellow. I fell for this sandpiper yellow fabric:
|Sandpiper from Beyond the Sea by Cloud9 Fabrics|
I also picked up some practical stuff, thread for quilting Sweet Baby (she talked me into King Tut variegated since they don't carry Aurafil) and some needles (used my last one during the piecing of Sweet Baby).
So? How did I do on my birthday shopping trip? And do you know the names of those fabrics that I don't? Please help! And check out my blog tomorrow about the birthday delivery in the mail from Pink Chalk Fabrics!
Lynn (aka Buttons)