Sunday 11 November 2012

Fabric Breakfast

I did it. I broke my fabric fast. And note that it was November 10, so I even lasted 10 days past my original fast.

I had to go to Ikea yesterday to buy a replacement seat for my daughter's desk chair (it met an unfortunate end when Daddy used it to stand on while hanging the curtain wire we are using as her picture display wire). Since the Ikea is a bit of a drive away, I decided to check out the LQS to see what it was like.
Quilter's Dream
I found the story tiny and certainly in my quilter's dreams there are lots more modern, designer fabrics and a lot less batiks. But I guess that's me. :)

This was pretty much the entire selection.

All the Kona Solids had me grinning!
I spotted a few things that I liked, but nothing that had me rushing to get any yardage cut until I found these three beauties:

The octagons in green and yellow are so yummy, and hello they're on flannelette! Robert Kaufman Izzy I think it is called.

Dr. Seuss letter fabric, more Robert Kaufman. This is destined for my rainbow baby quilt.

The circus fabric is also for my rainbow fabric, and how irresistible are these birds? I LOVE the colours and would totally do a mostly-solids quilt in those colours with this fabric as the centrepiece.
I think I was very reserved in how little I purchased. Granted, I was tempted to head to my favourite LQS (Greenwood Quiltery) but it was a 45 minute drive that I was not in the mood for, and I still have a huge gift certificate to The Hobby Horse. Plus, there are several new lines coming out that I must, must have and will order when they are released so I better behave now!

Do you like my choices? It sure feels good to break my fast...a fabric breakfast!

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. I was wondering when you'd break the fast - good work. I haven't been to that store so will need to check it out sometime.

  2. How fun! Just a taste,no splurge. Sometimes those are the most fun:)