I wanted to show you a few of my finds from the quilt stores in the Phoenix area. I am really trying to limit myself in not buying new fabric until I use up more of what I have, but sometimes I have to get at least a little piece of a line. Fat quarters fit my goal and my budget.
I must have been in a green and orange mood this trip. I'm getting ready to do a Halloween swap and the orange said buy me, buy me!
I picked up a few reds too. One philosophy out there promotes the idea that colors represent certain aspects of our personality. Red represents power. When we select a red outfit (or red quilt fabrics?) it can mean we want to connect with more of our own power.
Whether it meant anything or not, I could have bought a truck load of all the beautiful reds in the stores, but I was good and limited myself to these few.
My button addiction was in full force. Every fabric I looked at I scrutinized with the very deep question "Would this look good in a button?"
OK, truthfully, can't you just see these shoes on a covered button decorating a bag? I can hardly wait to make a few up!
I think I'm going to have to make a few to give to my friend Judi who has a shoe addiction.
Lots of button ideas that will go well with children's outfits.
I saw button potential in the pink and green flowers.
A few weeks ago I read another quilting blog that recommended putting Clear Nexcare Tape on the back of our rulers. It's supposed to help keep the ruler in place as we rotary cut.
I went out to Target and purchased a roll for less than two dollars.
It really does work! I did cut out some blocks tonight and the ruler didn't slip around, and held it's place.
(*Janet from Quiltsalott said she puts this on her templates aso. Thanks Janet!)