Thursday, June 21, 2012

I meant to behave...

Source: via Carol on Pinterest


Okay, who am I kidding, I didn't even try to be good. I went to the NQA show last week in Columbus on the hunt for Kaffe Fassett fat quarters and boy did I score!!



I came home with 40 Kaffe Fassett/Phillip Jacobs/Brandon Mably Westminster Fabrics. And I got a 2 yard piece of this....



it was marked down at Quilt Trends and was the end of the bolt.

Now I do have plans for this fabric. In fact I have plans in my head for at least 3 quilts. First, off I want to finish my Swoon blocks - I need 2 more. And then there is a string pieced quilt I saw that used Kaffe fabrics and black and white prints - love it. And then there is a 36 patch block variation that is talking to me too. Hopefully if I get all these tops made I will put a dent in my Kaffe/Phillip/Brandon stash. Right now it is escaping the bonds of its little (24 quarts is little isn't it?) plastic bin. My goal is to use enough of the fabrics to get the lid to snap on. I have no illusions that I will use all of them up, heck - I don't want to use all of them. They are so pretty that I need to have some around just to pet and admire.

PS- I've found in general that it is more fun to misbehave than behave at quilt shows so something like this is bound to happen again.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. Oh, I hear ya! You did snatch up some gorgeous fabrics, too. I can never behave myself at quilt shows...it's a good thing (maybe?) I wasn't feeling well last week and couldn't make it to Columbus...I'm sure my budget thinks so! LOL! Can't wait to see all the gorgeous quilts you make with these luscious fabrics!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  2. I personally believe that behaving is very overrated. LOL Ya done good - fabulous variety of fabrics.

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  3. Gorgeous fabrics you've got there! I'm a KF fan and love to see what you'll makin

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  4. Do people really behave when it comes to fabric? You can't fool us - behaving never even crossed your mind. You certainly brought home some pretty loot!

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  5. You know what Laurel Thatcher Ulrich said, "Well behaved women seldom make history!" Girlfriend, you will live in infamy! What a great haul!!!

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  6. Those are some juicy stash fabrics! I feel better already about not behaving at the international quilt show - thank you!

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  7. Beautiful fabric! I love the birds..and all that color on those fat quarters...I can't wait to see what you make with all of this.

    Love your PS remark. Does that mean I can "misbehave" in the yarn shop the next time I am there? :)

    Have a wonderful day! :)

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  8. How could you NOT? I love KF's use of color - he isn't shy!

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  9. Those fabrics are so pretty!

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  10. It is no fun being good!! I love your new fabric, esp that last 2 yards. Yummo!

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  11. Wow ~ love the fabrics ~ great patterns and colors ~ so you!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I may really need a bigger suitcase....hehehe....

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  12. I can't wait to see that phrase in cross-stitch and framed on your wall, Carol :) Glad you enjoyed yourself thoroughly in a safe manner while you misbehaved at the quilt show!

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