Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Little Bit Surprised

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 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?


krislovesfabric said...

I am in love with the new Ed Emberley Happy Drawing line from Cloud 9. I pre-ordered it from Hawthorne Threads and received it's fabulous and brings me back to being a child :)

Anna said...

I'm an equal opportunity quilter and get excited about every piece that arrives in the mail! I LOVE the pixie fabric!

The Queen Bee said...

Bad, bad enabler! I've just purchased 2 Bali Batik bundles.

Thanks for the introduction to a new shopping opportunity.


Carol said...

Thanks for telling us about this quilt shop, I checked it out. I really like those pocket packs, they have such cute combos. Love the solids you got too.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

My car stops automatically at fabric shops - blushing here lol.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Hello Kim, I really enjoy your blog and always find something to inspire me. Today you inspired me to contine to deplete my bank account by mentioning the Fr. Worth Fabric Sudio!!!!! Seriously, thank you for telling me about this store as they have some really cute fabric.