I’ve said this before, but I’m happy to say it again. I love love love buying fabric online…which is a very good thing because I live in a beautiful place that is quilt shop challenged to say the least. But that’s a topic I already talked about here a while ago.
I am NOT an impulse buyer of fabric. Really I’m not. I am one of those folks who fills her virtual shopping cart, then goes back and looks at everything again before deleting items and thinking about whats in my cart one more time. So much so that I sometimes get a gentle reminder e-mail from the shop asking me if I am going to purchase the beautiful bits that I’ve collected or not. Sometimes….I really want to hoard everything in my cart, so I click “checkout” when I really should have pressed “review cart contents” one more time. Sometimes it becomes very very obvious when a fabric packet arrives, that for sure I was NOT reading any of the information regarding size of the pattern, I was just lusting over the pretty colours and designs.
So yes, that happened this spring when I opened a USPS packet to find this 1/2 yard cut of gorgeous yellow and white cotton. The pattern was a whole lot bigger than I expected…but so very very pretty. I didn’t regret this purchase for a New York minute. But it obviously wasn’t going to work in the quilt pattern I envisioned using it in, when I purchased it. (Long Time Gone – if you’ve made it you know that the pieces are itsy bitsy.). So what to do…
Now, be honest, if I hadn’t confessed to an almost impulse buy, I know you’d have thought I planned these pillow forms in minute detail. Really.
Don’t you love that they match (another happy accident) without being too matchy matchy. And don’t those numbers make you want to die from happy giddiness. I wish I had purchased a whole lot more of that…and now I cannot remember where it came from (which is also the subject of another upcoming post….stay tuned).
Every year, Amy, who blogs over atAmy’s Creative Side hosts the Blogger’s Quilt Festival on her blog. We are encouraged to link up two quilts and take a moment to visit and be inspired by other bloggers’ oh so amazingly ahhsome quilts. This post is my second and final linkup. Thanks for coming to visit.
Did you do something creative today?