About a week ago, Sherri of A Quilting Life hostessed a giveaway of a small fat quarter bundle sponsored by Ft. Worth Fabric Studio. The fabric was really cute, so I clicked on over to Ft. Worth Fabric Studio to see what else they carried.
I'm not sure I've ever met a fabric shop that I didn't like--there's always SOMETHING to be found, isn't there? I really liked this shop though. One of the things I thought was pretty fun was that they put together their own fat quarter bundles of fabric they match up, not necessarily all from the same fabric line. They have Pocket Packs, which are themed collections consisting of four fat quarters, and they have larger fat quarter bundles. I know there have been times when I wanted an assortment of fat quarters that went well together but didn't want to invest $120 in a large bundle--Ft. Worth Fabric Studio has smaller bundles that fit that need perfectly.
Anyway, I ordered a bundle of 12 Kona Cotton solids in a color/shade range they called Caribbean Escape and some of the new Ghastlies fabric line. For good measure, I clicked to add a panel of Michael Miller Pixie Christmas novelty fabric to my cart.
Today my order arrived, and the darned coolest thing was the Pixie Christmas panel. I was sort of surprised!
The panel has four pixies and four more traditional Christmas motifs (below), all sprinkled with little dots of what looks like silver glitter--it reminds me of being a little kid again!
I had to go back and order a bit more--another couple panels and some coordinating fabric as well as two different shades of green Grunge (Basic Grey) to (hopefully!) go with the greens in the panel. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to make with this fabric, but I know I can make something fun!
I searched Quiltshops.com for the Pixie line and found it at a few more shops--one even had coordinating fabric printed with Pixie shoes! But I'll stop for now. Considering that I'm trying to not buy any Christmas fabric (because I have too much already!), I think I've done enough damage--it's only MAY!
Have you been surprised and excited about discovering any great quilt shops or excellent fabrics lately?