I was shocked and excited when my quilt "Raw I" was picked for Viewer's Choice during The Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. And then I was gobsmacked when it came in second! So, let me thank all who voted during the festival and especially thank you for voting for my quilt! It was so unexpected!
Which brings me to the reason I bought fabric. I was lucky enough to receive a gift certificate from Quilt Kit Market. When I was finally able to sit and shop, I was naturally drawn to the solids. It seemed like Christmas when I discovered there was an October Sale going on! How could I pass up solids and a sale?! Couldn't and wouldn't and didn't happen!
I've missed getting mail, missed the excitement of tracking my package, watching for the mailman and then ripping open the package as soon as I get my hot little hands on it!
All the solids at the Quilt Kit Market are Moda Bella Solids. At $3.99 per yard, my only regret is I didn't get more!! But 22 yards was probably much more than I needed!
These three are the only substantial yardage of the batch. Weighing in at 3 yards apiece and the perfect neutrals for me, I landed an upper cut with Bella Zen Grey, Porcelain and Bleached White.
How about some color?! It was time to round out my stash, fill in around the edges. The only sadness I feel about seeing this array...I didn't get purple anything! That might be the one color I sorely am lacking in my fabric. Do you have a color that never seems to make it in your stash?
These one yard cuts are: Amelia's Pink, Christmas Red, Amelia's Apricot, Peach, Saffron, Sunflower, Citrine, Pond, Mist, Horizon and Seafoam. Welcome fabric!
The last two pieces are Grunge Basics. I've had an idea brewing for a while and think these two pieces might be just the ticket! Grunge Vanilla and Cream. Sounds good enough to eat!
The other frivolous, fantastic and fun purchase was from Mass Drop. Not my normal place to shop, but sometimes there is something that peaks my interest. Like this!
I don't know about you, but my thread can be a hot mess. I have a couple racks hanging in my closet full of thread and bobbins. Most of the time when I'm looking for something a spool will fall off or a bobbin with go flying. Then there are times when I can't remember which spool a bobbin belongs with. Confusion, frustration and dismay!
Alas, I've found my solution! Bobbinis! Now I can be organized and secure! The neon colors are a bonus in my opinion.
The soft rubber easily slides in to the top of spools and each bobbin pops on to the 'post'. It was worth the investment to stop the flying bobbins! With shipping each bobbini ended up being .60 cents, which isn't too bad.
This ends my shopping spree. My irresponsible, self indulging, splurge of happiness!