Monday, July 9, 2012

Nifty Nine Boxes of Fabric

"Nifty-Nine boxes of fabric on the floor..nifty-nine boxes of fabric!  Take one down, share it all around,  nifty-eight boxes of fabric on the floor!"


Yes, things are getting a little out of control around here.  My husband, a.k.a. the Shoppin'est Man in America, brought home yet, more fabric.


Nine more boxes of fabric, to be exact.


While I appreciate fabric, especially as most of this is recent, quilt shop quality name brand fabric, it is summer vacation around here.  There are three boys running around the house, needing a lot of attention.


All this fabric needs to be washed, dried, pressed, folded, and sorted out.  It's just not going to be finished until after school starts.  It's not.


I did get a chance to peek through everything, though.  There are some nice pieces in there, some hand-dyed fabrics, some marbled fabrics, even some batiks.  


Also, some nice flannels.  I've been doing some new designs using flannel on muslin with a little trimmed embellishment.  I'm liking that so far.


There were a few baggies of already cut shapes, too.  A nice baggie of triangles, one of squares, a few are assorted shapes.  I'm going to have to take a better look at those to see if they form some kind of quilt block.  It's like a mystery puzzle.  These should be fun to play with.


I also discovered a decent amount of velvets, satins, and some other really gorgeous fabrics.  Maybe it's time to make a real Victorian style crazy quilt.


This last photo shows some of the fabrics washed and folded.  Yee-ha!  Love the peachy hand-dye in the middle.  I'm sure some of this latest find will eventually wend it's way into the Fabric Section
of the Curlicue Creations Shop.  I simply can't keep all this treasure to myself.  It sure is a lot of fun to play with, though.  New ideas and inspirations are springing forth.

Until next time....have a super day & get creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

5 comments:

  1. What a lucky quilter you are! Where did he get all this fabric from? Have fun with it, I'm sure you will!

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  2. Wow that is great that your husband picks up fabric for you. Where does he find all that fabric. Inquiring minds want to know!

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