Monday, October 08, 2007

More Fabrics!

Well, here's the batiks I won by bidding on eBay... no, I didn't need this much fabric (it's close to 25 yards) but I really did need the six yards of indigo batik on the upper left corner for my indigo project. And then I saw the two brown/yellow fabrics and thought they'd be wonderful for the fireplace screen applique I plan on doing some day. (Bet you can tell which one I wanted for bark on a flaming log and which I thought would make glowing embers or coals!) Then I saw the 6 yard length of the stripey batik on the upper right and couldn't pass up six yards for $9.99 so I bid on THAT. Of course, then I was into the larger flat rate box for shipping, so started bidding on the blue and the green/khaki batiks, got them all at a great price.


They're from Phillyfabrics, if you want to look them up. She's got a lot of poly-cotton up now, fabric for making scrubs, if any of you wear those.

And here's what I'm working on now, while I waited for my indigo batiks to arrive, a little something to use up all my patriotic stash:


I need a couple of hundred half square triangles for this, and I'm well into them. I print the papers from my computer and do sets of 8 at a time, then take the bits into work to remove the paper on my lunch and breaks. It's not often that a machine piecer has a project that can travel well!

And finally, I'll close with a picture of Libby:


Any of you ever gotten this Look from your cat? She's getting very irked at me for flashing the camera in her face - that quilt has become her favorite place to nap, and I was Keeping Her Awake.... lol The quilter's cats never have a soft place to lay, do they?

15 comments:

Gail said...

Nice purchase! I especially like that striped one.

Vicki W said...

Love your patriotic quilt design!

Dawn said...

Its always fun to get fabric in the mail - even if we buy it ourselves!

joyce said...

Gotta love those batiks and a bargain makes them even better. They are about $17 a yard up here so I don't have many pieces.

Ann said...
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Ann said...

Wow, I think the stripes look much better than they did on ebay, too! I'm so thrilled with our purchases. I put mine on my blog, too. I don't know whether to thank you for showing me this ebay seller or not! I'm sure thanks aren't what hubby would have for you if I asked him! hehe.

Mary said...

I'm not a big fan of Batiks and don't use them much in my quilting but I love the Star quilt.

Patti said...

Oh, I love that beautiful patriotic quilt you've designed! I'm guessing you did that in EQ right? I just have to find time to learn to use that program!

YankeeQuilter said...

Libby has such great attitude! The star quilt looks wonderful.

Kairle said...

Good luck on all those HSTs! lol! The design looks great...as does Libby!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love your new fabric and star quilt. I do not have a cat but my dogs have given me the same look.

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atet said...

What fun fabrics to find -- just lovely. And Libby? Um, don't all cats give that look most of the time? :0)

Quilting Journey said...

Your sweet Libby has the look of Egyptian royalty about her...I'd say it's definitely the lowered eyelid look of royal disdain. Are you back in her royal good graces, again ;)

Bingo~Bonnie said...

WOW- What a striking design!!! I love it in the RW&B! Please do share photos of in progress.

A patriotic quilt in on my wish list for one year - yes, one "year" b/c since the arrival of the twins this summer my one day list became one year ;)

Happy Weekend!! ~Bonnie in SE Texas

julieQ said...

I love those lavender/pinky colors in your crumb blocks!! Take a look and see what colors I used in my last quilt...look familiar at all?

gerat job! JulieQ

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