Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fabric Junkie

Hi. My name is Hollie and I am a Fabric Addict.

Yesterday, as I was out running errands, I decided to stop by the Urban Craft Center. I hadn't been there in a while - probably since Sew Modern opened. I had an agenda, really I did. I was looking for true green and yellow fabric. I wanted a little more true green for the May blocks for the Hope Circle (which I am finishing today) and I wanted a little more yellow fabric for the project that I'm making my secret partner in the SUTK swap but I left with this...


Yikes! Okay. Okay.It's really not as bad as it looks. Most of the cuts are only 1/2 yard cuts and I did get a couple of them at 50% off. All of them are earmarked for something, I swear. I'm not just stash building. But it did make me realize how much I am in love with Amy Butler's Midwest Modern line. It took everything in me not to buy up yards and yards of the entire line.

Fabrics from left to right: Amy Butler Midwest Modern Martini in Yellow, Lauren & Jessi Jung Hideaway Gingham Sun, Momo It's a Hoot Trees Marshmallow Banana, Momo It's a Hoot Eggs Banana, Amy Butler Midwest Modern Happy Dots Apricot

The gorgeous yellows are going into the project I am making my partner in the SUTK swap. I think they'll compliment the other fabrics I've already pulled from my stash very well. I'm really excited about this project.

Top Row Fabrics from left to right: (All are Amy Butler from her Midwest Modern line) Martini Lime, Happy Dots Yellow, Honeycomb Green, Martini Green, Honeycomb Ice, Garden Maze Green
Bottom Row Fabrics from left to right: Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet Chain Flower, Erin McMorris Park Slope Light and Dark Coral Flowers on Lime

The romantic greens I pulled for the pillow I'm making my secret partner for PTS5. It doesn't hurt that green is also my favorite color, so I might have gone a little overboard but they're so pretty!

Top Row Fabrics from left to right: Bella Summer Sky, Bella Costal, Kona Regatta, Kona Evening
Bottom Row Fabrics from left to right: Momo Just Wing It Trees in Water, Momo Just Wing It Stripe in Water, Keiki Tweet Tweet Trees Sky

Then I made the mistake of heading back to the solids. I have been planning to participate in my very first QAL hosted by the fabulous Natalie of Threaded Mess. She's just started a QAL base on her awesome new quilt pattern Marshmallow Brochette. This quilt is so super cute. Anyone want to join me? You can find the QAL here and her Flickr group here. It's not to late to join in. Her quilt is all solids but I thought I might mix it up a little. I've got some ideas. The tree fabric is for the back of the quilt but check out that subtle stripe-y fabric. Isn't it great?

Michael Miller Holiday Prints Joy

Lastly I did find one more true green on the sale rack and although it's technically a holiday fabric I think it doesn't scream "Christmas!" So there you have it. I confess I am a bad, bad girl but my intentions are good. Now it's time to create. Happy stitching my lovelies!


  1. I do adore what you've selected for the QAL!

  2. Love your fabric choices, and I have to say that the Urban Craft Center looks divine! If I'm ever in the area, I'll definitely make a point of stopping in! :)

  3. Okay, you've just beat me to this post. I'll be receiving about 21 yards of various fabrics in the mail on Friday or Saturday, and I'm totally gonna have to stand on my own podium and introduce myself to the FHA (Fabric Hoarders Anonymous) group... :)

  4. Love...and the pictures are great. I went in our fabric store the other day and bought 5 - 1/2 yard cuts and spent $35! How does that happen? Just because they were so great!

  5. Oh how I love all of those fabrics! The chartruse and raspberry combo is inspiring!

  6. Wow, what a fabulous selection. I hadn't seen the Midwest Modern line, but I think my own stash may be about to expand as a result of this post! Beautiful :)

  7. Fabric keeps appearing all on it's own around here... nothing to do with me I swear :P I love them all but those romantic greens are just wonderful.

  8. I share your love of Midwest Modern. I am surprised you can still get it because it virtually vanished from the stores I know quite a while ago. (Maybe has it been reissued?) I have used MM in a tunic top, a sofa throw, wall art. And I have even more draped over a chair ready to be made into cushion covers. You chose some great color combos. Oh, and I'm a fabricaholic too....