Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabric Infatuation

It's true, I will be the first to admit it - I love quality cotton quilting fabrics...the feel, the colors, the patterns, everything about them - it's an addiction...let me loose in a specialty quilt shop and I am in sheer heaven. Sometimes I shop with a project in mind...other times, I let the fabric pick me, then I find a either case, my stash drawers are overflowing - so much fabric, so little time! In my perfect world, I would be designing fabric that would incorporate and complement my needlework designs - I would be "over-the-moon"!

Today I was able to spend the afternoon with my girlfriends visiting a couple local quilt shops - and of course, I found amazing fabric! There are certain things I always look for - I adore fabric with birds, trees, owls, or fruits (especially apples and pears)...and of course, any fabric featuring needlework when visiting shops, I am always on a quest for fabric lines that include any of these items. Today I hit the jackpot - thanks to one of my very favorites: Riley Blake Designs...this line is Hoo's In The Forest by Doohickey Designs...and I just love truly makes me happy. I was immediately drawn to the apple and cherry fabric...but then I saw the yellow fabric, featuring whimsical trees, owls, hedgehogs, deer and skunks (yes, fun little skunks) - so cute! The florals and coordinating fabrics just spoke to me...and I had to get a few Riley Blake charm packs, as well. See, it is an addiction!

I also found these fabulous fabrics - yes, I know, I'm out of control...but did I mention the quilt shop was having a sale?! I was tickled to find the pink and light blue birds on brown fabric (Love Nest by Carina Gardner for Northcott Fabrics)....and the abstract trees, birds, houses, and bicycles (Spring Street by Carolyn Gavin for P & B Textiles). Then, the last two I picked up are from a great line called Tree Huggers by Julie Dobson Miner for Studio e Fabrics - I just couldn't resist fabric with owls, birds, insects, and beavers...yes, beavers...I thought it was adorable! Do I know what I am going to do with it??...well, no, not yet...but I promise you, it will all be put to good use...


  1. Dang those are some cute fabrics!!

  2. TOOOOO cute - Love the 2nd set especially - Wonderful find -

  3. Awesome haul! Love them all - especially the one with the bicycle on it. Too cute. Can't wait to see what you do with them! It will be special.

  4. I also love fabrics. the designs are so pretty. It can be an be an endless hobby.

  5. Great fabric finds, Belinda! I look forward to seeing what you come up with using them!

    It sounds like you had a terrific outing with your friends!


  6. OOOH! I LOVE fabrics too! I had worked in a quilt shop when I lived in NC..and it was so much fun to see all the new fabrics arriving to the shop! I LOVE the bird fabric and the one with the owls! Too cute!
    Wishing you a blessed week,