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


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

  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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