Fabric Fabric Fabric

Yey lots of pretty pictures of pretty things for legitimate reasons!

So I got home from work to find TWO squishy parcels dating back from the end of the year when I decided I needed birthday gifts and also to order fabric to make up some of my quilt patterns and make them more saleable. One more delivery to go with my two FQ bundles in- I’m wondering if customs have intercepted than one.

First up… from Pink Castle Fabrics

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Next… from Fluffy Sheep Quilting

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So now look at my Heaven and Helsinki collection- yey! I’m almost ready to cut into them.

And yesterday I went to the Fabric Guild where I met up with Ange and only spent a little over £30. Look I was tidy and pressed and folded them for my stash already. OK they didn’t make it to the shelf yet…  And yes I have some pieces of Constellations!

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I bought ESSENTIALS to finish my patterns off and the odd cheap treat. Those fat quarters were all 99p each. They were a bit short on solids though so I’m still needing brown and black. I got told off squealed at when I got home but I think it was bargainous. I am still sad about my £2 a yard turtle fabric that I forgot to pick up and take to the checkout *sigh*

Look at THIS on the left! According to the selvedge it is from a range  from Connecting Threads called Winter Fun from 2010. Doesn’t it look like knitted fabric? It’s not, it’s quilting cotton! *mind boggles*If you have any more Noel Edmond’s Christmas Jumper fabric in your stash I am very envious. I limited myself to 1 FQ.

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Metallic Aurifil. I’ve not tried it yet but the wooden spools are CUTE and it’s only £1 each for these and a limited number of variegateds. I think it will work better than the usual horrible and brittle metallics though as it seems to have a standard cotton base with just a couple of strands of shiny woven in. This is technically a very dark blue or a black I think.

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If you’re planning a trip they have lots of bargains and some nice modern stuff to keep you happy which was a pleasant surprise- The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake at less than £4 a yard, a substantial number of Erin McMorris Somersault bolts, some Alexander Henry awesome jungle print that I didn’t need so didn’t buy and some nice inoffensive prints at £2 a yard which can’t be sniffed at. For example Ange got herself the rest of two bots of red stripe fabric which would be great for binding. She came up with that idea on her own back and I only suggested that if it was me I’d buy the lot as there wasn’t much on the bolt. Don’t believe any other version of the story she may tell you :P

While I’m here, here’s the current status of Mr Fry too for those who are following my progress…

Oh and for the record, I tried again this morning and failed, though the half rectangle triangle saga has apparently been since solved but I’m waiting on evidence. Thanks to Lynne off of Lily’s Quilts for her suggestion- the first time I did it it didn’t work but I have another trick up my sleeve to use her measurements, we will see what happens in my next post I imagine!

5 Comments

  1. Posted January 8, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Oh I see, getting in these first with a defence, you encouraged me to buy that red stripe, all of it, fortunately it was only £8 and an absolute bargain so i forgive you, however, you did absolutely no discouraging when it came to both of those quilters selections (which i love!) but that’s ok, as I can blame you for leading me astray and I still get the fabric!! ; ). Mr Fry’s head looking very good, keep going. And if you decide you don’t need the Heaven and helsinki, feel free to send it to me, I could look after it for you : ))). x

  2. Posted January 8, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    You and Ange can just pass the blame back and forth now – but I for one need to get bargains like that!

  3. Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    why didn’t I go with you? I’m a fool, a fool. I don’t need to eat for the rest of the month. Stupid, stupid Wendy. Fool.

  4. Hannah
    Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    I love Heaven and Helsinki! And noooo this is the downside of living in Cornwall- we have no places for fabric bargains like that!

    Mr Fry is coming along nicely :)

  5. Posted January 12, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Oh dear, you have done some serious textile, sewing, patchworkin’n’all work here over the years. It is nice to be back and visit old friends at the craft/blog-osphere :)

    I hope New Year is good for you and I hope I will get more time for blogging and interacting with crafty friends this year.

    Have a good weekend!

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