Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Super Stash Sunday! I Win, As Usual!

This year marked a big step in my journey towards becoming a sports fan!  Instead of hiding out in my office, taking advantage of the Big Football Distraction on TV so I could shop my heart out online, I brought my nifty iPad into the living room and did my fabric shopping in the same room as the Superbowl, right under my husband's nose.  He was too busy whooping and hollering at the television to notice.  I even glanced up at the screen during the commercials.  I know what color outfits the teams were wearing, and I'm pretty sure the half-time show was supposed to be a joke but no one got it.  I'm like, THIS close to becoming a professional sportscaster, don't you think?

Meanwhile, I have ordered lots of goodies to energize my quilting fabric stash.  Nevermind that I don't have enough room for all of the fabric I already own, or that I don't have enough time to make all the quilts that take shape in my mind.  Eventually, there will be time to quilt again, and my stash will be ready to inspire me!

I was shopping at eQuilter, one of my favorite online quilt shops, and these are some of the goodies that found their way into my shopping cart:

 I love batiks.  They can be stiff and difficult to hand quilt, but I'm planning to hone up on my machine quilting skills anyway.  Also, several of them are hand dyed so they will need to be prewashed and tested for color fastness.

Then there were a few other fabrics I couldn't live without because they were just so darned cute:

I'm not usually a big floral person when it comes to my quilt fabrics, but this one was just really interesting.  Are they blooms, fruit, or both?
It's la Tour Eiffel!  And it's RED!  That's all you need to know.
Don't ask what I'm going to do with this one.  It just reminded me of the best kind of children's book illustrations; very Jan Brett with the bright colors and rich textile details.  I'll use it for something eventually.

This is just a smattering of what I bought last night.  I can't post everything because my husband reads my blog, and he gets alarmed -- he doesn't realize that I only got a half-yard piece of each of these, and he also doesn't realize that quilting fabric is WAY less expensive than the designer drapery fabrics I use in my work.

Also, it's possible that Bernie may still be mad at me for ruining the end of the Superbowl for him.  I didn't realize that he had recorded the game and was watching it about 20 minutes behind, so when the New York Times news alert "Green Bay Packers Win World Series" popped up on my iPad, I read it out loud, thinking the game must be over and it must be replays or something on the screen.  Oops... 


Alexandra said...

I absolutely love that world look in design.

It is one of my faves.

Ivory Spring said...

Those fabrics are absolutely YUMMY!

Rebecca Grace said...

I didn't even post the photo of the ice cream fabric... That one makes me hungry just looking at it!

Joann Mannix said...

I can tell like me, that you are not a football girl. You called their uniforms, outfits.

And those fabrics are just absolutely gorgeous.

I love the Jan brett kind of one, along with all the others.

Anonymous said...

of course you love the La Tour Eiffel fabric! I have it in pink and black!
Great fabrics!