Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring Break Goodies

Last week my daughter was on spring break (why can't schools coordinate their spring breaks?!) so we headed to Montana skiing.  Guess I was having withdrawals from sewing (this is the explanation I'm going with) which led to purchases of sewing supplies.

I had to - it was on sale!
It all started with Sew, Mama Sew's $6 sale.  I stocked up on a few favorites and a few new-to-me fabrics such as this Anna Maria Horner voile.  I figured since I actually managed to make some 3-D items (that I never thought I could make), I might one day try my hand at sewing clothes.

My first purchases of Liberty of London
While I was on Sew, Mama Sew's website I treated myself to some Liberty of London (NOT on sale) to see what all the fuss is about.  These blues will make a great addition to the Marmalade quilt, don't you think?  The top fabric is my favorite so far.

new quilting books
Two books I have been excited to receive - A Quilting Life by Sherri (who signed my book with the sweetest note) and Patchwork Please! by Ayumi were waiting for me when I got home.  A very nice Easter gift to myself.

fun fabric
Did you notice my fabric additions are neatly folded on comic book boards?  This last batch is Mod Century by Jenn Ski for Moda.  I gave my mom charm packs of this line to make her peace quilt.  I fell in love with the fabric when I saw the yardage at Main Street Quilting last week and bought a bunch to make my grandson a quilt.  

I guess I better get busy sewing!  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Grrr....non-coinciding Spring Breaks drive me insane! Lovely fabrics for one of my favorite bloggers!

  2. So many pretties. I love them all!

  3. I'm TRYING not to buy fabric! I have so much!! But I understand. It was calling to you. You HAD to buy it! It was great stuff on SALE!!! :D

  4. I love that you have storage to put fabric. I haven't been very tempted to buy because all my fabric right now is in Rubbermaid storage containers!! Difficult to deal with to say the least. Moving to a different room in the house has left me in a pickle!!
    Beautiful fabrics Rene'. Glad you showed off the purple on IG!

  5. Your bottom stack does look fun ; )

  6. I bought some fabric over spring break too. But now I need more--love that Mod Century! Thanks for your kind words!

  7. I like the bottom stack best too. The second-from-the-right fabric is one that I have in both gray and green! We excellent taste, don't we?

  8. We HAVE excellent taste, don't we?

  9. I have those books, and I have that Mod Century fabric. LOVE IT! Well done keeping your stash organized.