Monday, February 12, 2007

Quilty Fun with Christine!

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!

12 comments:

floribunda said...

I'm glad you found the new location... and all those fab fabrics! I was at Thimble Creek on Saturday. Love that streaky batik -- I have it in at least 2-3 colors already.

Lois R. said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the quilt shop! Gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait to see what they turn into.

Sweet P said...

Everyone needs some shopping therapy now and then. You got some beautiful fabric. Have fun playing with it.

Rian said...

"Great day" is right. Sounds perfect. Let me echo what Lois said: Gorgeous fabrics! Yummy yum yum.

Clare said...

Who had fun then! Did you manage to fill up all the suitcases?

Lily said...

Wow Diane you and Christine sure know how to shop!

I love those brights - especially the 'julienned vegies'!!

Jane Ann said...

Oh, Dianne, I was envious when I saw the first picture (all those gorgeous fabrics in the background). Then I moved on and really got a case of envy. You will do wonderful things with those pieces. BTW, how much did you buy of each? (Just curious to know how you add to your stash since you seem to do large quilts.) And you will LOVE the book. Freddy is fabu!

Dianne said...

Since Jane Ann asked, the amount of fabric to buy is always a puzzle. I usually get a yard of prints I love, two yards of neutrals, and a half-yard of really dramatic, unusual prints. Sometimes, if I have a particular project in mind, I'll buy three yards of something. But always, no matter HOW much I buy, when it comes time to use it I don't have QUUUUIIITTTTEEE enough! Doesn't happen to any of you, does it? LOL

Laurie Ann said...

Great bunch of fabrics! I especially like the bright one that looks like shredded paper. I'll have to pick some of that up if I run across it.

Dawn said...

Oh what fun shopping! I am hoping to go on Friday, but here in the midwest we are having a snowstorm... so I hope it clears up by then!

Christine said...

I'm up for a small block exchange (8" x 8") with the crysanthemum print. I think I'll do my house (or the Delta) with the print in the sky.
If I use it all up I'll have to go back and buy more -- how much was left on the bolt?
Christine

Mary said...

Sounds like you had fun! You're right that one set of fabrics didn't photograph well but since you described them I know they're lovely!