Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Is it diet busting......

if you use a gift certificate??? I don't think so...and here's my case. I had a gift certificate for a quilt shop about 30 miles from here. I've had it since my birthday in Oct. In January 2007, the shop changed hands, and the new gal was willing to honor the punch cards and gift certificates up to a point. April 1st was that point! So Betsy and I hit the freeway to do some serious plastic damage...LOL, mostly her, since I was going to use my gift. The first pic is sale fabrics where you are obligated to buy a yard. The two with polka dots are FQs to go with a cat panel.
Second picture is all FQs. With these fabrics a FQ is plenty for my kind of piecing. Most of them are from the 'Kool Kats' line.
I'm really excited by all of them, something completely new to sew with!! Gosh! I was on the low fiber diet all of 2006, buying only a few Civil War t ype fabrics to begin that quilt, and a few novelty prints for the graduation quilt.
This is my first fabric of this year..*VBS* And it was on a gift card...yah!!!
Betsy and I began one of our 'swaps' in January. We are making broken dishes this time, in brights and blacks..but not exlcusively. Other odd balls are allowed to wander in, and often do. She cuts 2 5" squares of each fabric she's using and makes 2 broken dishes blocks. One comes to me and one is hers. I'm doing the same. We'll keep going as long as it makes sense to us, the block finishes at 4.5" so it will take quite a few to make a quilt. Our quilts will be the same, but different. I won't know what layout she is using til I see her top, and she won't know about mine...it's alot of fun..*VBS*
I still have more to do on the baby quilt since I missed several days of sewing. It might not get there til after the baby does, at this rate. *VBS* I'm off to cut a few 5" squares from these new fabrics and sew a few broken dishes in bright along with those baby colored ones.

10 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

FUN! FUN! FUN! The trip and the fabrics.

Patti said...

Absolutely works for me - you just couldn't let that certificate "go bad". If I can call part of my work bonus a "gift" and spend it on fabric at the retreat then you can certainly spend a real gift. Now it's back to the fabric diet for both of us, right? After all, a girl does deserve a little binge now and then for being good for so very long.

I thought of you when I was making my mile-a-minute crumb blocks this past weekend. What fun! I couldn't find the American Quilter article to save my life - I know I put it in a "safe place" - so I just reviewed the picture tutorial you posted on your blog so long ago. Thanks again for the great nudge into creativity!

Gail said...

It doesn't count against you- no calories at all! What fabulous brights you have found!

Dawn said...

Oh what fun, fun, fun fabric purchases - or whatever you would call it with a gift certificate! I love them - yes even if they are bright!!!!

meggie said...

:ove your fun, fun, guilt free brights! Look forward to seeing them used!

Libby said...

A gift is a gift is a gift - of course you had to buy *s* Looks like you found a nice selection of bright cheery fabrics. Can't wait to see what they might pop up in.

Sweet P said...

No, using a gift certificate is not breaking a diet. Those are scrumptious fabrics. I'm sure you will make wonderful little quilts with those fabrics.

Quilting Journey said...

Not breaking, not cheating...it's the Liberation of Finn into the 'Wild, Whacky, Wonderful and Wise Wonky Women Club'...welcome, Finn! You, glow, girl!

Ali Honey said...

Love your bright fabrics! I have one of them - with glass marbles on it. Makes me grin to think all this distance away I was doing the same as you - using up a lovely gift. I probably like the black and white spot fabric best out of all you got. Wishing you good health and happy sewing!

Clare said...

Definitely not diet busting with gorgeous FQ's like those. I love the blue flowery one top right of the second photo. Looking forward to seeing the broken dishes blocks.