Thursday, July 2, 2015

Esty Bounty


My kids know me very well, and for my birthday my son gave me an Amazon gift card, and my daughter gave me an Etsy gift card - I could not have been more pleased! I was practical with the Amazon card - loading up on sewing machine needles and replacement rotary cutter blades; but I said a final good-bye to my moratorium on purchasing fabric in 2015 and walked on the wild side with the Etsy card.

At first I pondered many different ways to spend it - Tilda fabrics, Liberty of London tana lawns, Moda Sweetwater and Lori Holt lines. But in the end I caved in to a desire for the jewel tones of Utopia and Pure Elements fabrics by Art Gallery. I was inspired by the Hello Spring quilt featured on the cover of Love Patchwork & Quilting - I could not stop thinking about that quilt. It is available as a kit at Fat Quarter Shop, but I decided to buy the digital issue of the magazine for the pattern and purchase my own fabrics with my gift card.


I found every fabric I needed in the Llama Fabric Etsy shop, where "Chio" readily put together a custom order for me.


I love this fabric - its quirky, like me


Can't wait to get started on this quilt - I am selfishly making it for ME!


Included in my order were some beautiful complimentary remnants


I also ordered a bit of Art Gallery's Fawn Day Fantasy from the Emmy Grace collection


These Kona solids also called my name, and I got a great deal on a Pick 5 Yards Bundle at Figg Fabric Etsy shop.

I ended up spending a wee bit over my amount, but I got a lot of fabric for my gift card. A very satisfying gift, and I will have plenty of sharp rotary blades to cut the fabric and nice sharp needles to piece my quilt.

UPDATE: Mrs. Ducky, who I posted about here, stayed around a couple days, then flew off over the house to parts unknown. She has not returned. We wish her well!

7 comments:

  1. Hello Linda! What fabulous fabrics! I love them all and I am really looking forward to seeing your new quilt project! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  2. You are like a child in a candy shop with your gift cards, its wonderfully exciting isnt it. Love your choice of beautiful bright colours and quirky prints. I think we should all do a quilt just for ourselves once in a while...good on you xxx

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    1. Yes Dawn, just like a child! I agree with you on doing something just for ourselves. :)

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  3. We certainly have similar taste in fabric! I have (and LOVE) a piece of that Emmy Grace fabric and also have the yellow piece. Good choices!! It is so hard to choose, isn't it? I remember winning a $25 card to an etsy fabric shop and I just couldn't choose! I ended up spending more than the $25 because it was so easy to justify it. :-)

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    1. Bernie, I know, I know! My problem was narrowing it down - great problem to have I guess. ;) What did you do with your Emmy Grace?

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  4. What great fun! I just love pretty, colorful fabric. Those remnants are lovely as well. One of these days (I keep threatening, as you well know) I will actually use some of the fabric.

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    1. Lol Pattie, I believe you. :) In the meantime it's waiting for you - always a nice thing to anticipate.

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