I often feel guilty when I shop for fabric, especially when I make a purchase without a plan for what it is to become. Yesterday, however, Shark suggested that the fabric store be a part of our Saturday adventure. While I was hesitant about going into the store because I knew how dangerous it could be, he was encouraging.. He picked out this clock fabric, it was in the 50% off bin.
Also in the 50% off bin was this fantastic illustrative fabric from Alexander Henry. I was eyeing this fabric the last time we were in the store, but didn't get any. This time, at half off, I bought the end of the bolt.
The chartreuse and grey caught my eye.The dotted chartreuse pattern is a Ty Pennington design. The grey is from Andover.
Shark also found this great line. While not in the half off bin, I had a hard time passing up on the colors and kitsch.
Finally, there was this batik. The lighter batik (below), from Robert Kaufman seemed like the perfect match for the mossy striped batik (also from Robert Kaufman) I purchased last weekend on my second trip to Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing of the week! Herein lies my initial hesitation to going to a fabric store. . .I had already purchased 2 other times less than a week ago! If you don't know me, I have a thing for striped fabrics and have been working on a couple of projects involving stripes, you can see more about those, here (also a rather compulsive stripey purchase!) and here.
Alas, I'm not sure I like how the light fabric plays with the stripes. I think it makes mossy colors look too heavy. I may compliment them with a medium grey to lighten and brighten the colors.
I am linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash. I would say that he has served as a catalyst for me write about my quilting adventures, and to pursue quilting more heavily. Thanks Molli!