Friday, February 3, 2012

I May Have Fabric Issues...

...and my mom is thrilled!

Recently I took a road trip with my mom who is a Master Quilter and prone to buying fabric whether she needs it or not. I am so easily influenced and ended up buying a yard here, a 1/4 yard there and a 1/2 yard or two more there.... I probably bought more than I should have, but golly! it was fun.

Here's a quick look at a couple of projects waiting in the wings.

I found the neon flamingo fabric at The Quilt Barn, located just west of Eau Claire, WI. The bright colors caught my eye and I just had to have the odd-sized remnant. As you can see, I've already sewn part of the groovy material into a pillow. I may make some coasters out of the rest. Let me know if you have a cool suggestion for the flamingos.

Also purchased at The Quilt Barn ~ Butterflies and Netting (front and back of something I'll make one day).

When I saw this blue bird fabric I HAD to have me some. I"ve already made part of it into a pillow ~ don't you just love it?! ~ But I'm not quite sure if I've finished the beading. What do you think?

And then I saw this fabric (now a set of very cool coasters).

When I was a little girl the last thing I wanted to do was hang out in a fabric store with my mom. To my amazement ~ and her delight ~ I must say I had one heck of a good time on that road trip!


Della said...

Your fabric shopping = my supply shopping! LOL!

I LOVE the flamingo fabric! I'm going to be thinking about it for sure. If I do come up with an idea before you do, I'll let ya know ;)

Those coasters are so tropical, and you know I love that...I hearted them. They are on my wish list!

So awesome that you and your mom have something in common, I bet it was fun!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I pinned some of your stuff - love it! Can you make some sort of beaded tote bag with the flamingo print?

The Beaded Pillow said...

Great idea, Kim; I think I Have enough fabric to make a nice tote bag...something to consider.

Della you are so kind to me! I must bring you something in March!