Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lots O' Fabric!

I'm excited to be a part of The Sassy Quilter's Triangle Quilt Along starting in just a couple of weeks.

I ordered my ruler from Joann Fabrics (they had it on sale for $7.99!) and it came this week.   And I used my eBates account (click here to sign up with my referral link) and earned 4% cash back.

Today I went shopping at Hancock Fabrics to look for fabrics for the quilt, and to use the gift cards my kids gave me for Christmas.  I went with a turquoise and pink palette in mind but after perusing the fabrics I abandoned that idea and ended up with this:

Though there is some turquoise and pink in there, I was mostly searching for fabrics that had a bit of black to tie them all together.  I think I "done good" if I do say so myself! 

I did not however get backing and binding yet.  I usually take a while to mull over the fabrics for the quilt then decide on backing as I'm nearing the completion of the top.  On the ride home I was kind of kicking myself though for not getting enough of that middle fabric on the left, (the colored shapes) for the backing.  Oh well.  

And afterward I stopped by Walmart for a few necessities and of course walked down their fabric aisle.  (Only one Walmart within 50 miles has a fabric section, and it's really only about 3/4 of an aisle).  They do have some decent novelty prints (I got the fabric for Sadie's diaper bags and changing pad there) and occasionally something like this will grab my attention:

I saw the print and it screamed DENIM ... but it's not, it's really just a quilting weight cotton, but I just had to have it.  So I got some solid to coordinate (it looks a little funky in this pic but 'in real life' it just looks like a dark denim, the same shade as the dark in the print). 

I'm going to make myself a purse out of it.  I am after all, a denim gal.  (I actually got enough to make two bags so I can share the love!)


  1. Sounds like you had fun shopping, I have never been to Hancock's but will have to check it out next time I am on the north side of the city where it is. Your fabric selection for the qal will look awesome!

  2. Great fabric pics!! They will definitely make a great triangle quilt!!

  3. Great choices of fabric for your triangle quilt! I am participating in the QAL and still in the process of gathering my fabric.

  4. Beautiful fabrics and can't wait to see what you create with the ruler! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. That really looks like denim! Love the fabrics you picked for the triangle quilt, that one would make a great can get some later:)

  6. your triangle quilt is going to look awesome with those fabrics!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation