Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I've been soooooo bad!

See what I got in the mail today. :-) Ain't they purty? When I was restacking my stash cabinets after doing my last big purge a few weeks ago I noticed that my stash was SERIOUSLY lacking in purple. So one day last week when I was bored I did a little shopping at Thousands of Bolts. I just love that site. Really good quality fabrics mostly in the $3.50-$4.50 per yd range. These are prints that are a few years old but as I mostly buy blenders there I don't care that the prints are older. And it's a great place to get backings.

I'm also low on pinks, oranges, and browns so those will be the focus on further shopping sprees. Probably one a month so as not to create a strain on my budget.

And yes I do realize that not all of this batch was purple. But I just love the peachy/coral/rust tones and need a bit more of a selection for a project I have coming up soon.

12 comments:

Finn said...

The fabric looks great Nancy!! I'll have to check out that online store. It's not one that I've heard of...thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Don't you just love the looks of a colorful stack of fabrics like this? Just looking at it starts my creative juices flowing. I almost feel like I should be able to touch them if I reach up to the screen LOL!

Linda_J said...

well, if you are going to buy fabric you don't have to make excuses for us. Actually I think you did it the SMART way because you could tell at a glance, more or less, what color categories were missing completely or had gaps.

I seem to be lacking in greens for example and never seem to have the "right" blue, for example.

How was the meeting with Billie Lauder? I know my local friends were happy to have her back at the Alabama Quilt Symposium last weekend. The girl DOES get around

Laurie said...

great shopping spree Nancy!
Hugs
Laurie

anne bebbington said...

I often seem to be short of purples and lilacs but in my case its because I use them such a lot of the time - they're one of my natural to grab colours - pretty shades you've picked there

ForestJane said...

There's people that actually care how OLD a print on a fabric is? I don't think I've ever met a fabric snob like that! Of course, most of my friends aren't the type who make quilts wholly from some designer's 'line' of fabric either... lol.

Passionate Quilter said...

honey--you deserve to buy fabric! The way you have been purging, cleaning up, throwing out, giving away? And guess what? I don't have hardly ANY purple at all! I had to buy a FQ the other day just to fill out the colors on one of my samples! Now that is sad! I don't dislike it, but pink/green/yellow seems to dominate my stash right now--before that it was blues/yellows. thanks for the tip on that website, I better go check it out--for future, of course! :)

The Calico Cat said...

I too got a few squishy packages in the mail.... Australiana for a trip quilt. :o) (or 3 or 4 or 5 - that is how many are swirling in my mind...)

Hanne said...

Lovely fabrics ! Enjoy with all your heart :-)

Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing that site- I see backings in my future!

Fiona said...

Lovely fabrics - I like Thousands of Bolts because they will ship to the UK and it's still cheaper than similar fabric that I can buy here. I see one of your purples is one that I ordered from them so I know I'm in good company!

The Calico Cat said...

You wanna see bad... I just posted some of my "new" lovelies - not a bin in the bunch under $10/yard... YIKES! (well maybe 2 or 3 were a tad bit cloer to $8 - still not the deal that you got!)