Sunday, 2 November 2008

Yummy Fabrics

Today I've got a little fabric yumminess to share. I picked up the fabrics below at Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone on Friday. They were having a Birthday Sale so it was a good time to splurge.

From the top, we have 2 fat quarters of 3 Sisters Faded Memories ... these were $2.00 each. Next is 1/2 metre of Sweet Romance by Blackbird Designs .... this is earmarked for Anni Downs' Christmas Story Quilt and was 40% off. At the bottom are 2 metres of Cinnamon Stars by Figtree Quilts ... at 60% off I just had to have this!


This is an At Water's Edge by Blackbird Designs jellyroll I found very cheap on the internet before the Australian dollar plummeted. At least the dismal dollar has curbed my overseas fabric purchases for a while. There is already enough in my stash to keep me busy for a very, very long time!




Don't you love the swirly pattern the strips make?

Block 5 of Truly Scrumptious is finished, with block 6 about 1/2 completed.

Couldn't resist a close-up of this pretty lady.



A few people have queried why it is a long weekend in Tasmania. Well, it's actually only the north of the state that have the long weekend as the south have a holiday in February for the Hobart Regatta. Tomorrow's holiday is just to even things up. I am busy sewing log cabins blocks today. Will take some pictures tomorrow if the weather is better .. very grey today.

24 comments:

  1. What lovely fabric Christine I love your stitchery's too. I got a few fabrics from lynn too really good birthday sale.

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  2. Ooh I wish I could have gone to Ulverstone!
    Happy Recreation Day tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you all whilst I sit at my desk working!!!

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  3. WOW you are getting through those.... OH I WISH I had that Jelly roll (pout pout)

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  4. That was BARGAINS... Hmmm...wish I could stumble upon that sometimes!!!;o) Just love your purchases... lovely ... :o)

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  5. Yeeees...those fabrics are really yummy!!!
    Have fun using them and remember to show us what you make!

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  6. Lovely fabrics. I like very much you Truly's version, it's very sweet!

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  7. Your fabric finds are beautiful and who can resist a sale??? Especially 60% off!! I am just in love with your truly scrumptious! Beautiful work!!

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  8. Looks like some serious savings were going on here...good for you! I love it when I find things I like on sale. Lovely stitching;)

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  9. That stitchery block is SO fantastic!!! It made me smile the second I saw it!
    As to the fabrics -- yummy is definitely the word! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. I too have had to stop buying fabric from overseas now - the high Aussie dollar was fantastic for my fabric stash while it lasted!

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  11. What a lovely little visit - have really enjoyed stumbling across your blog. Love that stitchery of the little lady and dog - is it something I can buy here in Australia? Yes, so sad about the $ affecting our retail therapy in the US - maybe we should all be a bit more frugal, anyhow!
    Hugs - Lurline!

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  12. My Upstairs Sewing Room3 November 2008 at 14:08

    Christine, those fabrics are really pretty and the jellyroll looks yummy!! I too have had to stop my os shopping lucky the bits and pieces I did buy will keep me going for a while. Your Truly Scrumptious girls look so good in the colours you have chosen, happy sewing, Sheryl

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  13. Lovely choice of fabrics Christine!
    ...and what about your Truly scromptious girl?...simply fantastic!
    Ciao from Italy
    Grazia

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  14. Gorgeous fabric!!! Love your Jelly roll! Yes we are probably the only people who are not too upset about the $. My overseas spending really did need to stop for a while...perhaps I can catch up now..Ha!! cathy

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  15. What a sweet patttern and the fabric just lovely.

    G.day from the Netherlands

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  16. Fabulous fabric finds. Oh you are going to have too much fun with those. Your stitchery is sweet.

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  17. Beautiful fabrics you found! Thank for letting me stop by!

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  18. What great buys! I do love a bargain!!! I've also had to curb the internet shopping which isn't a bad thing!! - I really don't need any more fabric...

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  19. I haven't popped in for a while, sorry, love the material.

    Gill in Canada

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  20. Beautiful fabrics and bargains to boot! I'm also a fan of The Quilted Crow, such lovely displays, can never leave without a little something. Thanks for the welcome back to blogland.

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  21. That was some bargain hunting!

    Am blog-hopping my way through Chookyblue's SSCS list to see who else is playing along.

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  22. I have just discovered your blog. Is this Scrumptious needlework a pattern or is it your design? I have never seen it. Your work is lovely and so is your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What lovely fabric Christine I love your stitchery's too.
    Kind regards,

    Beertje Zonn

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  24. Oh I love all the fabrics you bought!! my colors you know! and a very nice glance at fabric roll..I imagine you have enough fabric but we both know it's never enough!!
    stitchery wonderful.
    hugs

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine