What a great day...Christine and I met at Thimble Creek (now in Concord, not Walnut Creek -- a fact we fortunately found out before arriving at the wrong location) and had a ton of fun finding beautiful fabrics. Here we are just before surrendering our credit cards to the clerk...my smile was a bit smaller after that! Here is a group of gorgeous brights we both liked enough to buy them. Won't it be fun to see what we get up to with these?
And then there was this nice group. We both bought the crysanthemum print in the center, which looks like fireworks and is just gorgeous, as well as the black print on the right, which has lovely tiny squares in autumn colors. Pic doesn't do it justice.
This lackluster photo should be ignored. The little rose sprigs are charming, the pink and blue tiny checks are lovely, and the green is a lovely texture, but you couldn't prove any of that by this picture!
There is one more group similar to the rose sprigs, but it photographed even worse, and blogger wouldn't upload it anyway, so just pretend there are a few more pretty soft prints here.
Also bought a copy of the Gwen Marston/Freddy Moran book, Collaborative Quilting. What a great inspiration it will be. Gorgeous photos, lots of things to think about...I hope it will help me break out of the box a bit more.
Christine and I next went on to The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, where Christine bought some absolutely gorgeous Asian prints in jewel colors with metallic touches. These are going to be stunning together. Let's watch her blog to see what she does with them!
And I fell for these batiks, having absolutely NO idea what I will do with them. I'm sure the perfect place will present itself in time.
If I don't get myself to the plane soon, my credit cards are going to burst into flames, I swear!