Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fabric yumminess!

I have to share my excitement with you!

I just had to take advantage of the Aussie dollar being so strong of late, and so I made my first purchase from the US!

I got quite a few items from the Fat Quarter Shop that were on sale, and so including postage I think I saved around $80! Which is alot of money! I mean, if you put it in fabric perspective that's 22 fat quarters!

Talk about major excitment when it arrived a week later in a big box, all the way from the States. I've been admiring it so much that I didn't have a chance to post about it earlier!

So, I treated myself to a Glace Jelly Roll, a Patisserie Turnover and a yard of coordinating fabric, and a bundle of 19 Ginger Blossom Fat Quarters from Michael Miller. Which ended up costing only $1.60 per fat quarter!!

So I didn't go extravagent or extreme, but I am thoroughly pleased with my purchases, and I cannot wait to start using them. That's the problem though. I want to use them now. Not in a few weeks time when I've finished other projects. But now.

And yes, I will certainly be purchasing more as long as the Dollar stays strong!

I also had a lovely suprise in the mail last week. Back at the beginning of the year I joined in a Medallion Quilt Round Robin swap. So all through the year I have been recieving other ladies quilts and adding a border on. Well, I finally got mine home!
And so here it is!

I asked for a predominately white quilt featuring the red, blue, yellow and green fabric colours in my center square.

I'm really happy with the result, which was totally different to what I was expecting! So a big thank you to all the ladies who participated in my quilt top. You've done a fabulous job!


Jeanette said...

Love the fabrics. I might have to take a look at buying from the fat 1/4 shop myself. Hugs, Jeanette

Mistea said...

The fabrics are gorgeous - can see why you don't want to wait! Your quilt top is very colourful, I like the simplicity of it.

DianeH said...

Yummy that pile of fq's look like candy! Your quilt turned out lovely, that was an interesting swap I've never heard of that before.

Renee said...

I just recieved a huge package from the fat quarter shop too (isn't the dollar great for shopping?). And like you, haven't posted about my purchases because I have been too busy admiring them! Enjoy your new fabrics!

kopeckys said...

I just found your BOM for the farm. So cute. Thanks so much. I love stitching and quilting.

Zlaty said...

Love your fabric choices!

Have fun sewing!