Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lakehouse Fun Flowers..

OK, so I know I'm on a fabric buying moratorium.  But I have gone and bought a few shirts from the Goodwill (less than 10, though, in two months).  And they were really great shirts, I might add.  Anyhow, I saw this new line of fabric advertised on Fat Quarter Shop....Lakehouse's Fun Flowers.  They totally said "Buy me now, Vic" I headed down to Fabric Boutique and snagged two yards of the flower print and a few fat quarters.  Total spent:  $42.

Can't you just picture the flowers fussy cut and then something amazing going on with the colored fat quarters around the flower?  What is the amazing thing that will happen?  Well, we all must wait and see because that is a bit unclear.  I thought about a log cabin sort of thing....or maybe making them the centers of some stars....or.....????  Anyhow, I just had to have them for a wall quilt for my classroom.  But first I must make a little Valentine one for after the holidays.  I wanted to make a holiday quilt/winter quilt but I don't want to offend any of the inmates who don't celebrate anything.   But a pink and red Valentine will be perfect for Jan/Feb....

So that is my confession.  But they had the ENTIRE LINE OF BLISS and I didn't buy a thing.  I'm not going to touch/fondle the jelly roll of Bliss for my giveaway.  I've secured it out of sight for safe keeping...Not to worry, folks...all is well here!  But I must say, I feel like I pimped myself out for some new followers with the giveaway.  I now have 39, the pressure!  I guess I need to get on my quilting J-O-B and get some stuff done, huh?  Thanks for reading (or at least looking at the pictures--and yes, I should have at least ironed the crease out of the flower print....LOL)! 

Also, I posted an actual pic of myself on my profile.  I wanted to drop 30 pounds first but then I figured you'd NEVER see the real me...So that is it...I'm not a skinny little cartoon avatar with perfect hair!  ;-D 


  1. Those are lovely fabrics & of COURSE you had to buy them. Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

  2. I can quite understand why you had to break the moratorium, those fabrics are wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing what they grow into.

    I did notice the photo too. I wonder if the reason most of us have only head and shoulder photos is cos of the weight we want to lose?

  3. Whatever you do it's going to be bright and beautiful. I love those colors.

  4. Love the fabric! Looking forward to seeing what you turn it into.

    And in response to QuiltSue, perhaps it's because we want to lose weight, but I prefer to think that I'm just showing off my pretty face. :D

  5. It's so hard not to buy the new lines. Everything is so pretty. I love these flowers. I want Bliss and Happy. I'm still holding out. It's nice to see the real you. We all wish we could drop 30 pounds. lol

  6. Love thata bright cheery fabric. It will look so cool with fusy cuts.

    Good luck on the weight loss. I had to give up my late night coffee with the mocha International delight creamer. Gosh that stuff added up quickly. I have managed to lose 8 lbs. No in between snacks, no desserts, smaller portions and nothing, nothing after dinner. I loved my cookies with coffee, my handfuls, okay maybe 2 handfuls of plain potato chips about 3 times a day. At 58 I am trying will power, but darn it's hard.
    Happy sewing

  7. Aren't the Fun Flowers wonderful?? I gave in to temptation yesterday and bought some fat quarters and a bit of yardage. I can hardly wait to start playing with it! Photos just don't do it justice! (I must say though, I think yours look better than mine, your colors seem more true to life!

  8. They would look fab fussy cut centers for a wonky log cabin block :0)


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