Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good mail day


Is there anything more exciting than opening your mailbox to a big, fat envelope of fabric?  I know I said that I'm on a strict, don't-buy-anything-fun budget, but I'd been saving a Sew, Mama, Sew gift card since Christmas.  So, thanks mom!


I finally broke down and bought some of Anna Maria Horner's pastry line voile.  It had been sitting in my online shopping cart for months just waiting around, but once I saw the scarf made by my lovely friend Kate, I just had to have it.  I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times, but this seriously is the softest, most lovely fabric I've ever felt. 

I've decided that I definitely need to use this for a quilt (so I can make my own voile cocoon), but that means that I need to buy some more fabric - because three yards (plus the square dance panel) won't cut it - and I need all of the colorways of course!  If you have any tips on slipping that purchase past my husband, I'd be very grateful....


I'm not super crazy over AMH's new line, Innocent Crush, but I am particularly fond of the woodcut prints.  I didn't realize how large-scale this print actually is until seeing it in person, and I didn't seem to pick up those lines in the background on all of the sample images, but I'm totally loving it.  I'm thinking the pink print might look really nice as drapes for Phoebe's bedroom, but of course I'd need an extra yard to make it work.  Why does that always seem to happen?


These last two were from the ends of the bolts, so I think they're only 5/8 and 1/3 of a yard, but they'll work really well for small projects or to blend into some of my other quilts.

On a different note, last night I attended my first meeting of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  I met a lot of amazingly talented people and it looks like we've already got some fun things planned.  You should check it out if you're in the area!


  1. thanks for the shout out :)

    i love all these fabric photos though and i agree about the new AMH...just not getting into it but i do love that woodcut. when i got my first yard of it i was def surprised by the scale of the pattern too!

    every time i get a yard of something i think i will be able to cut back on fabric purchases but then it makes me immediately think of what else i could make with it...drats!! haha

  2. that is pretty awesome mail day too! i especially love the pastry line voile! i still haven't picked up any yet myself, but i don't think i should be shopping for a very long time, lol!