Today is a very sad day because my most favorite quilt shop in the whole world (speaking as someone who has worldly experience . . . which I do not) is closing. (I'm actually kinda surprised at how totally bereft this is making me feel!)
On the other hand, the retiring owner is holding a fabulous sale on everything in the shop for the rest of the month. Happy, happy day! I truly have bought very little fabric for over a year (yes, I've been very good and have been diligently working on my stash) but today, I went shopping. Did I get a little carried away? No, I don't really think so. Actually, I kept my purchases pretty much to basics. Next time I go back before the closing (and there WILL be a next time), I'm getting some fun stuff!
A quick run-down on the loot I came home with today.
I stocked up on neutrals, mostly white-on-whites which I find myself using in 30's prints baby quilts quite a bit. And a couple of beige/ecru neutrals, too.
Two pieces of black print fabric. True, these are rarely used in baby quilts, but I frequently throw in some black when making other quilts.
These are flannel fat quarters . . . two for the price of one. I've been wanting to purchase an assortment like this for ages. What's it for? Okay, maybe you can't count this as a "basic." The fabric is for a ragged edge dog bed cover that's been on my wanna-do list for a couple of years. (Maybe our dog would deem this basic?)
Two pieces I'll definitely use in baby quilts. These fabrics are similar, one white and one yellow and are a small confetti print that will fit in a lot of places.
I'm on a kick where I just adore polka dots for bindings. Therefore, the two pictured above.
This snowman print jumped right into my hands, along with the two coordinating fabrics. I think I may add a medium/dark solid blue also. A baby quilt made with a Snowball Block? We'll see.
I am drawn to green and orange together although it's not always the easiest to pull off. I knew I had several fabrics here at home (also pictured) that would go well with the flowers on the green background fabric I bought today.
Now you can guess what I want to do for the next three or four weeks straight. Get busy and immerse myself in all this wonderful, new fabric!