Today was our first fabric impulse purchase of 2011. I know, it's late (the 5th), but I didn't get out much this weekend. But this one was well worth waiting for, and it's a minor one, and yes, it is definitely going to become much larger.
What do you think?
I have officially jumped on the Color of 2011...Grey. This is from Moda's French General La Petite Ecole line. 1 yd, three half yards, two charm packs, and on my way to fabric.com to add more. This was all my local quilt shop carried. I had stopped in on the way home from work to see what they had that might work for the Fiesta BOM (see left sidebar), and on my way out, I saw the display for this. What reeled me in was touching the fabric. You know how they talk about the 'hand' of the fabric? Well, let me tell you, this one has been well cared for, and slathered in Crabtree and Evelyn's finest. To stroke it, is like stroking silk. What am I going to do with this? Absolutely no clue, but like my actual French fabrics and South African Indigos, it is a fabric that spoke to me (buy me, stroke me, adore me, leave me in a prominent place in the studio where you can gaze upon me daily....). I'm a sucker for Moda--especially French General.
Clearly neither I, nor the hubs collective work pool won Mega Millions yesterday. We're over it. Congrats to the two winners in Idaho and Washington...you go!!! Speaking of winners, you too can be a winner in my monthly Fan Appreciation giveaway. All you've got to do is be a follower and comment, and comment often. Every comment made is an entry for a prize. This month's prize will be announced shortly.
Last night I figured out half of a heart from the lame instruction Checkerboard Hearts quilt. I think it's going to work out. We shall see.
(O-M-G! She didn't use Thangles!!!!!)
That is when she's not fiddling with her 'do.