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I was bad...and it felt GOOD

PostPosted: Dec 01, 2004 6:05 pm
by janet
I went to JoAnn Fabrics this morning to return two teddy bear patterns that I decided I didn't like enough to make. That's all...just return some patterns. In and out. Yeah, right. :roll:

Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted signs for 40% off quilting fabric and 50% off Christmas prints. I picked out eight bolts, got half a yard of each (my usual stash yardage), and when I saw how small the total price was, I went and got eight more and had those cut. And then...

You fabric junkies out there know the rest of the story...thirty-six bolts of fabric later :o , I was done. I got 36 half yards of simply yummy fabric for less than $28 if you include the credit for the patterns (which, of course, I do and I'm an accountant so it must be the proper way to do it, right? :wink: ). Lordy, it felt good!! :D

Then I got back here and read skeeter's post on the Hosta forum about Ruth passing away. Remember, she was a fabric junkie, too, making all kinds of goodies and begging jeans for raggy quilts. It made me smile that I bought all that quilting cotton today (it's been a long time since I went nuts like that :oops: )...and I bet Ruth is up there smiling at it, too! She would most certainly understand!! And she will be missed. :cry:

PostPosted: Dec 03, 2004 3:38 pm
by Lionitus
Janet, yaaaaa for you! I love to read about the fun people have with the things they are passionate about. For me, it's plants and cross stitch. Can't have too many plants or cross stitch patterns and supplies. And yes, I'll bet Ruth is smiling for you too! Life is short so have fun!


PostPosted: Dec 26, 2004 11:52 pm
by NaKeDgArDeNeR
I'm like that when I go to the nurseries in the spring..yes, it feels great!! This year I'm going to buy me a sewing machine and learn to sew!! It's been my life long dream to learn to sew and play the piano...after 39 years I'm going to do it! The tomboy in me is going to learn some patience and I'm going to learn to sew!! Gosh, this is a big step for me :???:

PostPosted: Jan 01, 2005 10:33 am
by hostanquilts
Hi Janet - Good for you!!! I'm a fabric junkie too. Our LQS is have a NYs sale today - 25% off fabric & I've got my list ready & am planning on getting enough fabric to do 3 quilts and any other fab that I can't live without. :D
And yes, I can just see Ruth up there saying "Go girl"!!

PostPosted: Jan 01, 2005 8:17 pm
by janet
:lol: So, how much did you get, Jan?? :wink: Come on, 'fess up!!

PostPosted: Jan 01, 2005 9:42 pm
by kHT
Thanks Jan, yea how much did you pick up? :eek: A gal can't have enough fabric, right? :o

PostPosted: Jan 12, 2005 6:29 pm
by hostanquilts
I don't remember the yardage, but New Years day, I spent $149. Then I went back Monday & bought $89 more. I had forgotten to get backing for 2 of the projects and then I saw a batik that I couldn't resist. :0 :???: I was bad, but DH said he didn't care, as long as I used it. May not use it right away, but down the road I sure hope too!! :roll:

PostPosted: Jan 12, 2005 8:45 pm
by Mary Ann
You mean you have to use the fabric? :roll:

Joanne's had a nice sale before Christmas and I wound up making personality bedding for each of my grandchildren. Jan, can you post a picture of that quilt you made last year?

PostPosted: Jan 12, 2005 11:47 pm
by hostanquilts
Mary Ann, Which quilt are you referring to? I made a Landscape quilt & a Twisted Bargello. Of course, I guess I could post both of them. Let me see if I can find them right quick.

PostPosted: Jan 12, 2005 11:50 pm
by hostanquilts
Here is the Twisted Bargello.

PostPosted: Jan 13, 2005 1:23 am
by Mary Ann
Yes, that's it. You posted before about how you created it. The Twisted Bargello is also truly awesome. How do you display them?

PostPosted: Jan 13, 2005 11:58 pm
by hostanquilts
I haven't quilted them yet. :) But when I do, I plan on putting a hanging sleeve on the back & then hang them with a small rod on the wall.

PostPosted: Jan 14, 2005 7:27 pm
by wild4flowers
Both of those are just beautiful. I'm in love. Thanks for sharing. CHAR

PostPosted: Jan 14, 2005 8:11 pm
by janet
This one is still on the frame so you can't see the top row, but I kind of like the way it turned out. :oops: My daughter lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of's for her.

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2005 11:55 am
by hostanquilts
Wow Janet your quilt looks neat. Did you sewing the circles individually? I haven't ventured to try circles like that in a quilt yet. Do you hand piece your blocks or machine? I've done a little hand pieceing, but the sewing machine is so much faster.

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2005 12:50 pm
by Gardendollee
Oh my are those quilts fantastic! I just love them! Good Job!

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2005 12:53 pm
by janet
Thanks Jan. No, machine pieced and (eventually!) hand quilted. The blocks are Drunkard's Path, using mostly strip sets and a few solid pieces. The smaller circles (nine of them) are appliqued on top. After quilting, it will be embellished with some small antique beads (blue-black and silver). I really like working with curves...this was my first attempt.

PostPosted: Jan 15, 2005 7:25 pm
by JaneG
Janet, that's beautiful! It certainly shows how the design and color choice can impact a quilt. The coloring is perfect for the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Jan, I don't remember seeing your landscape quilt before, very interesting how you can create a picture with the quilt. Nice work!

PostPosted: Jan 25, 2005 10:52 am
by newtohosta-no more
My goodness, ladies!! Those quilts are all works of art!! All just gorgeous! You're a talented bunch! :D

PostPosted: Feb 05, 2005 10:38 pm
by Justme
JoAnn's had $1 off their quilting cottons, so I had to get some for a "stash", well, actually I got 2 dozen 1/2 yard pieces :lol: I is the cheep stuff 2 or 3 dollars a yard, but as I have everything yet to learn about making quilts there is no sense in spending big $ on the 'good' stuff yet.

You all are truly horrible enablers! Another hobby/obsession, just what I didn't need. :evil: :lol: :lol: