Monday, May 17, 2010

I was a bad, bad girl......

Hi, all!

Well, this was supposed to be the year I worked on getting rid of my fabric stash - but look what came in the mail today!!!

Well, actually, the fabric came in the mail - the Rave 4 hairspray came from Wal-Mart!  It's for an experiment in spray basting - I've been told it works, and if it does, it's a whole lot cheaper!!  ($2 per can as opposed to $11 per can!)  I'm testing it on a sample first, though..... not going to risk a quilt top yet!  The yardage fabric came from Pink Chalk Fabrics which was running a great sale last week - I had a hard time resisting it and ordered from them twice!  The pre-cuts are from the Fresh Cotton collection.  I spotted a quilt I absolutely loved in a recent quilting magazine, but couldn't find the both the honey bun and the jelly roll at the same shop anywhere!  I happened to mention it in a series of e-mails to a fellow blogger, and she sweetly told me that Burgundy Buttons had both AND that they were on sale!  Needless to say, I jumped right over to that website and ordered mine!  So anyway, now I have to stop buying fabric for a while.....

But I have new toys to play with - thanks to my wonderful hubby!  Look what I got for Mother's Day!

(Not the sewing machine - who by the way has been recently named Abigail, or Abby on days when we are having serious fun!)  The extension table is my new toy, and wow, do I love it!  It takes so much of the weight of the quilt and makes machine quilting so much easier!  I am one spoiled girl.....

And here's my second new toy - a cutting mat that rotates!  This has been a great help with squaring off blocks, which I have found is absolutely necessary when making Shoo Fly blocks!

It's the silly little things that make quilting fun, you know?

So now I have absolutely no excuse not to get those last three quilts for my daughter finished, and soon!  Plus I have new fabric to play with and lots of new quilts floating around in my head - - - sweet!!

Later!

Sarah

5 comments:

P. said...

Ooh, just look at all those new goodies and toys you have to play with! You're going to be having some fun. Good idea to try the hairspray on a small sample first to see if you like it. Hope it works out for you!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Fun goodies! I love tools and gadgets:)

Aunt Spicy said...

happens to me all the time :-)

em's scrapbag said...

Sometimes me need to make those fabric purchases. Would love one of those twrily cutting mats.

Kelley Eubanks said...

You are one busy quilting momma! Love all of the quilts that I have 'missed'! Especially that pastel one... yum! Congrats on your new toys!! Well deserved! :)