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!!

Lynette 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!!

Unknown 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!

Valspierssews 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.