Monday, July 30, 2012

A crazy weekend with a little fabric fun

Sometimes I feel as though it takes an entire Monday to recover from the weekend.  Yesterday was a particular rough day with the kiddos which resulted in a two frustrated, frazzled parents and three mini-destroyers who were sent to bed by 7:00 p.m.  The day also required that I clean the living room carpet Sunday evening.  It was just one of those days. 

There were a couple fun points over the past couple days despite a few disasters. 

Saturday afternoon I had an impromptu frozen yogurt date with a couple quilt guild friends.  Amanda (AKA A Crafty Fox), one of our local "dealers" was delivering some goods so she, Sukie and I met up for yogurt for the exchange.  This is what I came home with:


It's an adorable little fat 1/8's bundle of Madrona Road by Violet Craft.   Sukie went home with a much bigger bundle of the same.  You see, Amanda has a cute little Etsy shop called Westwood Acres.  You can find A Crafty Fox on Facebook as well.  She specializes in precuts and bundles.  She and her husband hand-cut charm packs, 2.5" fabric rolls, and bundles from fat 1/8's to full yards. She usually ships same day, unless you get together for yogurt in which case she hand delivers your fun package!

I adore this line.  The colors are great and the prints are so fun.  I wasn't planning on getting it, but surprisingly it's now on my shelf.  I've never bought a fat 1/8's bundle before, but after pulling these out, I am really liking the idea of the smaller cuts.  It's just enough to make a fun quilt without having loads leftover.  I might do something really simple with it like a charm quilt.  My other thought is using Sarah's pattern for her Stained QAL over at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard
 
The other fun stack I received came this morning courtesy of Michael Oakshott.  This is a cute little fat 1/8's pack of Ruby Reds from Oakshott Cottons.  I am really excited about this stack.  I've been drooling over the Oakshott Cottons since I started seeing them over at Lily's Quilts.  I was thrilled when Michael offered to send me a small bundle.  I have plans for this little stack.  I've already opened it and will cut into it very soon.  This stack contains 12 fat 1/8s, and I plan to use every single scrap for the project I've planned. 

Hope you all had a great weekend and weren't stuck cleaning carpets like me.  Tomorrow will start my first "hallway" link-up party. I'm excited to see your favorite July projects.

10 comments:

  1. That stack of Oahshotts is beautiful! Absolutely can't wait to see what you do with it. Oh, the mini-destroyers...bedtimes are such a blessing! Hope your Monday is going better than yesterday!

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  2. Hope today is going much better and doesn't require any carpet cleaning!

    Enjoy the new fabric goodness :o)

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  3. So funny---I just opened the mail to find my order of this collection, plus a big stack of eerily similar Kona reds. :)

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  4. Nice! Both of those lines are just gorgeous. I would especially love to get my hands on some of the Wild Carrot print. So pretty.

    Hope your carpet came clean!

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  5. I know those kind of days! I hope the new fabric helped. They are lovely bundles. Enjoy!

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  6. Fat 8's are a surprisingly convenient cut. Who knew?

    There must be something in the air - our little one had us pulling our hair out this weekend too.

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  7. The colors of those oakshot cottons are fabulous! I've been eyeing them for a long time, but I absolutely love those. They totally scream fall to me!

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  8. I have had my eye on both those bundles for a while - look forward to seeing what you do. We all have those frazzled days - hope today is better for you!

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  9. Fabric cures a lot of ills, doesn't it? And such pretty fabric, too!!

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  10. I like when i can call you up and go fabric shopping with our "dealer" ha!

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