For the fourth of July I went to my parents house on cape cod. And, as always, while there I went fabric shopping.
The cape is great for that because it has, not one, but two, big beautiful quilting stores: Tumbleweed Quilts and Heartbeat Quilts. This trip I made it only to Tumbleweeds but boy did I have fun. Here's a quick glimpse of only a small portion of my purchases:
I love that their fat quarters are only $2. I have a hard time paying the $2.50 that many places charge because then they cost more than the actual yardage...
I also got a bunch of prints for the basement playroom I'm working on and also for my daughter's Bday party. And I dove into the big bin of "little bits" and came away with a juicy colorful bunch. These are the same bits that one miss Melissa Averinos of Yummy Goods has posted about. So addictive.
As you can see, most of them are Kaffe Fassett fabrics. This is because I have aspirations of one day doing something like this Lollypop Trees pattern by Kim McLean. I think I might first start small and do an applique on dress for my daughter. But for now this is one of those projects that has to put aside for a good long time. However, it does give me a good excuse to collect Kaffe fabrics....
And, of course, the ladies there were a pleasure..."hi" to Karen and Mary. i wish we had stores like that here in NJ.