Monday, February 8, 2010
I'm Not Catholic but I Need to Confess
I have one cardinal rule when it comes to fabric and that is I will not pay more than retail for any fabric. I have a hard time even with that most of the time I wait for fabric to be on sale. I have been a huge fan of Flea Market Fancy since I first started quilting. Of course by that time it was already out of print and almost impossible to find. My favorite of all of the prints of course is the seeds which are especially coveted by most of my fellow quilters. This weekend I spent a lot of time on the computer looking for ideas for my own quilt for the Bee-Stitched bee since March is my month. I've narrowed it down to either something like this or like this. I've also been trying to get my fabrics and all together for my Spider Web Bee since March is also my month over there. And I kept looking at spider web quilts online trying to figure out what I am going to do about those kites in the middle. In the end I think I might just use white. I know I keep saying I don't like that look but the more I've looked at them I think the high contrast will look good especially since I am limiting the colors of the strings to pink and orange fabrics. Maybe I am telling you all of this to lessen the blow of what I am about to tell you next. As I was looking at all of these quilts for inspiration there was a ton of flea market fancy and I could always spot it. So just for giggles I did a search to see if any seeds had magically appeared out there on the world wide web. And would you believe it I found a fat quarter of pink seeds. Okay so this was my second choices as far as color way goes because I would love to have the orange seeds but the pink seeds are really great as well. Well I broke my one cardinal rule and paid $12 dollars for a fat quarter. Of course as soon as I hit the button I had buyers remorse but I've already done the math in my head 100 times over and have figured out how to fit this fabric into at least three quilts. Additional justification just because it makes me feel better is the fact that I didn't spend any of my "own" money I had a visa gift card still from Christmas. So I've forgiven myself for spending the money on something I really wanted and besides isn't that the real joy of Christmas gifts anyway, finding joy in what the person gives you.