Monday, November 8, 2010

No, it's not gay pride...but it is fruity!!!

Oh my....I need to come out of the closet about something.  I've bought fabric recently while on my moratorium.  Yes, I suck.  Yes, it was a lie of omission.  But here it is in all it's glory.....fruit/veggie fabric!!!

This fruit stand fabric was just calling my name the other day at the Christmas Goose.  I bought about half of it there, then ordered more online from Fabric Paradise.  This will make the cutest little wall hanging for my classroom in the spring.  I have 16 different prints....Any idea for a quilt pattern?  It has to fit in a 48" by 48" space.  And I don't want the pieces to be so small that you can't tell what fruit/veggie it is...I was thinking about some sort of rainbow rail fence??  Hmmm....I'll work something out in EQ and let you know....But if anyone has a killer idea, please let me know.  I could even do an "around the world" type of quilt....I have 1/2 yard of each fabric....Maybe that is the winning ticket?

And I must also come out of the closet about the anime fabric I purchased.  I don't have a picture, but I did buy about 8 yards of fabric to make an anime quilt.  And because I'm working on my Valentine quilt, and I didn't buy any fabric for that, I feel slightly OK about my purchases.

I determined that the deal with my daughter, as depressing as it is, probably sparked the fabric buying binge.  I was doing just fine until that point, then I sort of went a little crazy.  But I'm back on track now...back on the wagon, as they say!  ;-D  Happy quilting.....


  1. We will let you off the hook this one time....LOL! I really can't fault anyone for buying fabric--mortatorium or not!

  2. These fabrics are so pretty laid out in a rainbow. They are so saturated.

    Have you ever seen the quilts that look like jars on a shelf? Sometimes they are made with bug fabrics and look like a bug collection. These would be great like that.

  3. Great fabric. How about something like this?

  4. Well, they do say that every addict falls off the wagon once! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with the fabrics, but my first thought was bargellow.

  5. I LOVE the bargello idea...but I want to keep the pieces big enough that the prisoners can actually see the fruit--so I think I might have to save the bargello idea for another time. :-D I love looking at flickr and checking out all the cool quilt! Thanks for the link...


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