Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Design Wall & Fabric Shopping Spree

 Here is my new fab design wall. I guess I should have taken a picture before I covered it with the quilt for my husband, but I couldn't wait. A little hard to get the full quilt in the frame, so I took it from a side view. It is such a pleasure to have enough room to lay out a whole quilt.

I guess I was a pretty good wife this year (or maybe Todd has a memory problem Ha Ha). He gave me a fabric lover's dream gift for Christmas-a shopping spree at Hamel's Fabrics!!! It took me at least two hours online to choose what I wanted, and I loved every minute. The package arrived today and I felt like I was a little kid on Christmas morning.
I tore it open before it even hit the table

Fabric HEAVEN!
The colors are showing a little too bright, more muted colors. I really am in love with Civil war fabrics at the moment. In fact, they have ousted Kansas Troubles out of top spot which I never thought would happen. This year I vow to start doing things a little differently. I will use all my favorite fabrics up first, instead of holding on to them because they are too special to cut into. I have more than a few "special" pieces that I've held onto for soooo long I don't even like them anymore Ha Ha. How ridiculous is that!?! Has that ever happened to you?

Well, I have to get back to organizing my stuff. I'm hoping my special order will be here soon and I need to be ready!

Happy Stitching


Desley said...

I too am going to try to adopt 'use favourite fabric first' this year. I have all this beautiful fabric, and it deserves to be made up into a quilt. I love your husband's quilt. The use of dark and light fabric looks great.

Sue Daurio said...

What a fabulous quilt on that new design wall!! And what a sweet hubby to get you the shopping spree. Can't wait to see some of the beautiful creations you make with that!!

LynCC said...

lol!!! Yes, I have several yardages of "stuff" that I just *loved* however many years ago when I bought them, and now - when I look at them I'm just all "bleh". :)

a good yarn said...

Wow! What a fabulous quilt.

Wow! What a fantastic design wall.

Wow! What a terrific selection of fabrics.

a good yarn said...

Wow! What a fabulous quilt.

Wow! What a fantastic design wall.

Wow! What a terrific selection of fabrics.

Linda said...

I wasn't sure what to comment on first because I love everything in this post!!!!! Design wall looks great. Nice size! The quilt is stunning!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!!! Oh and the fabric...I think my heart stopped for a second! LOL! Gorgeous!

Lee D said...

What a wonderful collection of fabrics.

Lee D said...

Your husband's quilt is beautiful. I love all the colours too. I so have to make one of these quilts. I want one for above my fireplace to fill up a big wall. But I must get other UFO's done first.

Lee D said...

An absolutely fantastic quilt for hubby. I love it. Your selection of fabrics from Hamels is wonderful. I too love Kansas Troubles fabrics. I look forward to seeing what you produce with these. BTW your sewing space looks great too.

Myra said...

Your Todd's quilt is looking wonderful Corina!! Love it!! I just finished a quilt top for my hubby this past weekend.
Lucky you to have the gift of buying all that fabric! You must have been a very good girl in 2012!! ;)
Well, back to tidying up my sewing room in order to be more productive!!

Karen M. Walker said...

Jealous!!!!! love the quilt, love the fabric... Heaven it is!! Great size design wall too!!! ~karen

Grit said...

This quilt looks so fantastic.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Penny said...

Hi Corina
I really love your Star quilt, you made good use of a lot of Repro fabrics! I'm quite envious of your fabulous design wall, wish I had one!

Val Spiers said...

The quilt looks fabulous especially on your new design wall. All your new fabrics look great. Gotta love those parcels.

Rhonda said...

Fabric heaven and a beautiful quilt on your design wall. It doesn't get any better than that. BTW, I've become a "FOLLOWER" of your blog. Hope to visit often.