I guess you could say these are a few of my favorite things. I've been "collecting" red fabrics--mostly fat quarters--for a couple years and squirreling them away in my secret drawer. Okay, the drawer isn't really secret, but I DO have these "special" fabrics tucked away there until I find just the right project.
See the lady bug fabrics too? There are a couple in there. And there are a lot of polka dot fabrics in the drawer as well. At the quilt show last weekend, a vendor called Lady Bug Lace had lady bug pincushions. Yes, I bought one; I couldn't resist.
And I purchased a little bundle of fat quarters that go with my red fabrics, although these have black too for some nice contrast.
When we were at the show, there was a section that had several red, white, and black quilts that were quite nice--we all admired them. Maybe that influenced my purchase a little bit. But my best "find" of the day, I think was a nice collection of fat quarters from a little shop in Lincoln that we stopped at on the way home--Sew Katie Jean.
These guys--except maybe the one yellow fat quarter--definitely belong in my secret drawer; don't you agree? Just looking at them makes me smile. I found a possible pattern last week to use with my stash but I'm not sure yet--I saw it made up in reds and greens, but they were more "country" shades and not as bright as my little hoard. I'll think about it. And open that drawer every now and then to admire my collection. How about you? Do you "collect" any specific fabrics you just can't seem to pass up?
I'm a quilter living in Northern California. I sew and design quilts. During the day, I'm a legal secretary, but at night, I can usually be found in the Sweat Shop, engaged in the sport of X-treme quilting! I'm married and have two adult kids, Soccer Son and the Wild Child. I have a daughter-in-law, the Lovely Wife, and an almost son-in-law (whose blog name is yet to be determined). AND both of my children have blessed me with darling grandchildren recently, a boy and a girl. I try not to take myself too seriously and often write tongue-in-cheek--if you think I might be joking, I probably am!
It's 2013. YIKES! It's 2014! And what's my plan for the year? More of the same? Let's see what I said last year: "Before 2012 ended, several ongoing projects were set aside. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm sure I could say the same thing for every year since 2000! So, in 2013, I'm going to try to get back to many of the 2012 projects and some that were begun even earlier, and get them done. I'll keep track of my progress, in words and photos, here in my side bar." Yep, one year wasn't enough--I think we'll roll it on into 2014!