We headed north to Smith's Grove, Kentucky, so we could visit one of our favorite shops - Whittles! If you're ever in the area, this is a quilt shop you've got to visit! Great fabrics at unbelievable prices!!! They also sell online - you can click on the name to link to their website for a nice little visit. =^..^=
Once there, we were all wandering happily around the shop -- most of us a little drunkenly, because that's what happens when you overdose on fabric -- and suddenly I heard Joan around the corner say, "Hey Teresa? Didn't you say you're looking for fabric to make peaches? Look at this...."
Peaches!!! Real peaches on fabric!!!
I'm not really sure if I will be able to actually use these in my Blue Collection bowl of fruit ....
.......but wouldn't that be great if it works? My greatest concern is that it may look out of place with all of the other "ordinary" fabrics, but I'm definitely going to try it and see what happens. I know you'll all be chomping at the bit to find out the results of my foray into the world of broderie perse :*) There was also a fabric with cherries on it, so look out world!!!!
If using the peaches fabric doesn't work, Judy over at Shade Tree Quilting had an excellent suggestion for me. She said I might try to color in a "blush" on whatever fabric I use in order to get a more realistic peach look. And by golly, I think that would work really well! I've been wanting to play around with using crayons or colored pencils to shade in quilting elements anyway. This would be the perfect opportunity to try it, right?
I also picked up a few other fabrics..... what, don't tell me you're surprised?!? LOL!!! My Stash Enhancement Report will take a real hit this week :*) Look at these additions....
|108" wide backing for a neutrals quilt I will be making in 2013. My neutrals will include brown, black and gray, so this backing will be perfect!!! That background color is black, not blue.
|A really gorgeous neutral for a background ... at $4.50 per yard I just couldn't leave it there!
|I just LOVE stripes - even better to find stripes AND polka dots! I got a piece of all three colors =^..^=
|Hoping to use these in a table topper for my breakfast room table. I couldn't decide whether I liked the cream background or the gold background best, so I got both :*)
|And of course a few random pieces just because I like them!!!
And what is it about Butterflies and me lately? I saw this butterfly quilt made up as a sample at Whittles several months ago and FELL IN LOVE!!! Yes, I know, I'm pretty wanton, falling in love with every quilt I see :*) They were out of the pattern that day, so when I saw it on the pattern board today I quickly scooped it up......
I've already started collecting bold colorful fabrics for this one. I think it will be a fun, easy & quick project - maybe SOON!!!
I couldn't have asked for a better group of fun ladies to spend a day with! And I'm hoping we can all do it again someday soon! =^..^=
I hope to soon have an update on progress on the Pillow Shams for the
Scrappy Bearpaws quilt!
Hugs & Blessings!