Ah, Wonderland by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel, oh how I love thee! I've been debating on purchasing this fabric ever since it hit my Instagram feed. Honestly, it wasn't 100% love at first site (I think I was sick that day). But, when Pat Sloan released April's The Children's Library block, Alice in Wonderland and I saw her block in these fabrics, I knew I had to order some, just for this block. No picture can do these prints justice. They are AMAZING. After they showed up in my mail box I couldn't wait to chop them up!
Pretty sure I'm going to need more!
Another package found it's way to my house this weekend...several spools of Aurifil Thread!!
Soon these spools of thread will all be frolicking in a quilt top together and I will be sharing it with you, but alas not yet. Ordering just the right thread online can be tricky. Computer monitors and picture lighting can drastically skew what a thread color actually looks like and for some reason, matching turquoise is the worst. So awhile back I broke down and purchased an Aurifil color chart and now there is no guessing at all. I know exactly what I'm getting.
Saturday, David and I took at trip to one of our favorite LQS south of us, The Quilt Shoppe. This store has fabric in just about every color you could think of. It's many nooks and cranny's make it so cozy and inviting. The shop owner has a wonderful 30's reproduction, civil war reproduction and batik sections. The rest of the fabric is in sections by color. After about 2 hours of walking around and petting all the pretties, this is what I walked away with.
I really am having a love affair with fabrics with text. I have no idea what I will do with this, but I'm sure it will find a home soon enough.
Next up, is a few random FQ purchases. I thought these greens and purples would look lovely in the Medallion Sampler QAL over at Stitchin at Home, that I am working on. I was able to make a bit of progress on this one, but I'll save that for another post.
Sandra (mmm!quilts) and I have been kicking around the idea of working on the Sewcial Bee Sampler, later this summer when our schedules slow down a bit. I plan to piece my blocks using a FQ bundle of Paradiso by Moda Fabrics. I've been searching for a sashing fabric and finally fell in love with the Moda Grunge on the left. I'm thinking the gray linen print will be my block borders and the white will go in some of the blocks and an extra fabric choice. Note to Sandra: we need to start this sooner than later so I stop buying fabric for it :) This is actually the second time I've bought sashing and border fabric for it...quilting confession.
Last but not least, I decided to pick up another pair of Machingers quilting gloves.
The pair that I have now, have definitely been well loved. The rubber tips of the fingers are quite discolored from use. The gloves themselves have little picks in them from where the cats will snatch them up and run off to play with them. Sigh, I can't have anything nice. It was just time for a new pair. It's a quilting item I cannot do without.
The temptation to purchase more fabric was strong, but I held back. Being a two quilter household, I have to leave room in the budget so that Dave can pick a few things out too :)