Monday, March 9, 2009

New fabric!

Since I was in Jay, OK this morning I decided to go ahead and run over to JoAnn's Fabric in Joplin, Missouri. It was already getting hot at noon and cloudy, a BAD combination in Oklahoma during our "active" season. Since it looked like the rain would hold off for a while I figured I would have time to pick up the material I needed for the two baby quilts I am going to make for co workers then get back home before the weather got ugly.

The fabric above started my down fall. I have wanted to make a quilt out of pinks, blacks and white since I saw a cute pattern in a BHG breast cancer quilting book. The main thing that held me back was I also wanted to use the pea-ish green color.

As I said I was at the fabric store to buy material for a couple of baby I have the beginnings of MY quilt :o) None for the babies............yet.

Since I love kitties this fabric was just perfect for me. The colors are kinda washed out in these photos so you will just have to imagine them brighter. I purchased several pieces of shear sucker (?) fabric as I absolutely love how soft it is. I am not sure if it is a fabric that should be used in quilts but I am about to find out.

I purchased yard, half yard and quarter yard cuts and four fat quarters. I would like to find some black with pink dots and a black with green dots. I have a few other pinks and greens in my small stash that may work also. Soon as I find the magazine that has the pattern in it I will figure out what else I need in order to start cutting.

I am happy that I finally found the plug cord for my sewing machine. Now all I need to do is find where I put the good thread I purchased in Houston last year and I will be good to go. Projects would go MUCH faster if I were organized.

I am really getting excited about starting to sew again.

Happy sewing!

1 comment:

Millie said...

You sure like cats... the real ones and cat fabric. Lovely pink cat fabric. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Joann's.