Let's take a closer look... because if you're reading this, you're probably just as keen on pretty fabric as I am.
All those left of center were chosen as basics from Burkholder Fabrics as stash fillers. Some are colors I don't have much of (peach, limey green), and some are Carolyn Friedlander rebuys that I've run out of (and can't bear not to make with in the future). Some purples because... well, I never ever deny a good purple. You'll notice I mostly buy tone on tone, 1, or 2 colored fabric - that works best in my fabric stash. However, that Cotton and Steel building fabric in the middle jumped into my cart before I could protest. All the large purple cuts on the bottom are gifts from my secret sewist @shannonatsilverforge! I couldn't believe when they were sitting on my table!
The top three are again some stash fillers, from The Old Country Store. I caved and bought a yard of that purple Tula Pink bird fabric at Burkholders - it's a wideback, so it's actually quite a large cut. I'd like to fussy cut at least one bird for my purple scrap quilt and use the rest as a backing. Underneath are more stash fillers from Burkholders (another good red fabric, we can't ever have enough good modern reds). And THEN, my friends, check out that half square triangle many-colored loveliness - that's Colorworks Concepts, Phase Two, by Deborah Edwards for Northcott. See the whole thing right here - AHH! I think I bought two yards. That's definitely backing material. Finally, the bottom fabrics are for an exciting, secret project!
Last picture - at the top are three purchases from 1 Choice 4 Quilting (not pictured - purple Aurifil thread, too). The bottom row left until the green Cotton and Steel cats (which are for a specific project already) were purchased from Del Ray Fabrics. Many of the folded fabrics are the new Indah Me + You batiks by Hoffman, purchased from Elizabeth @andpins during the Attendee Marketplace. The purple Tula Pink was a gift from Liz @beadqueene, and the purple circular fabric was a swag bag acquisition from Cloud 9 Fabrics.
You know, just at the fabric store with a shopping list. In a sewing machine shirt (thanks, Patchwork Threads!). No big deal.
Phew! Oh, and two more things. I treated myself to new Machinger's gloves for machine quilting, because mine were four years old and quite dirty. I can't believe how much better the grip and fit are on my new ones. I also purchased new Clover glass head pins thanks to Shannon - they are the best pins I've ever used, and I already see a difference. I think I'm sold for life. Since quilting is my job sometimes, it makes sense to invest in quality supplies - at least, that's how I'm justifying it. ;) It's healthy to replenish your tools no matter what!
A big thank you to all the shops who sponsored the retreat and provided discounts and free shipping!
Have you made any fabric stash additions lately? Are you replacing any tools?
Linking up to Sunday Stash.
Linking up to Sunday Stash.