March 23, 2011

I Couldn't Resist...

No apologies. No excuses. I bought them. I couldn't resist them. I'm glad I have them. I love them! You can't make me feel guilty, so don't even try!

The main fabric is from Robert Kaufman and it's called "On The Road". A collection of sweet, colorful campers to be sewn into something beautiful for the coach. I'm not sure what I'll make yet, but you know I'll share it with you when I do.

I purchased the fabrics (including the Kona cottons and the Patty Young "Sanctuary Citrus Scrub" fabric) from an etsy shop called "Sew Fresh Fabrics". (Here's their link) I just love all their colorful fabric choices - and Becca and Peg offer fast, friendly service.
I also visited Anna's shop,lillalotta, when I saw that she was offering a wider printed twill tape. It's approximately two inches wide.

My order arrived from her yesterday, too. When I pulled out the tapes and put them on top of the fabrics, I got excited.
Wouldn't these be great on a patchwork pillow for the camper? I know! That's what I was thinking, too!

Plans fell through for the ballgame, but it was alright. I spent the afternoon in the studio instead. I started and finished my Margarita green/white outfit - except for hemming the skirt - which I'll do first thing today. Then, I'll ask Handsome to snap a photo of me wearing it so I can show you.

I also ran down to Harbor Heights first thing yesterday because Kathy had called to let me know that the Flying Cloud quilts were ready for me to pick up. The design she chose to stitch on my quilts is just perfect for them! (Thank you, Kathy! I love them both!)

I'll bind them today (the other garment projects are on hold til I bind these quilts), and then you'll get to see those finished, too.

I hope you have something fun or creative (better yet, both!) planned for today. More project debuts tomorrow.

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Lisa Leggett said...

Hello Mz. Donna,
I sure do like your new fabrics! I see something veeery cute adorning your new coach in the very near future. Can't wait to see what you dream up!

Sherri said...

Hi Donna! What fun fabric you bought! Can't wait to see your creation made out of it!

Rettabug said...

Donna, I smiled a great big ~~GRIN~~ when I saw this photo of your new fabric come up. How utterly PERFECT!!!
I immediately thought of pillows but that may be too mundane for you. I certainly look forward to seeing whatever you create with them.

Hurry up & bind those two quilts so we can see the final result! I can't wait!

Now I'm off to check out that twill tape place. Another ~~BIG GRIN~~ You're a bad influence, ya' know! LOL

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, It will be interesting to see what you come up with. I love the material no matter what you make. I can't wait to see your outfit. Well it is time to go out the door and to work. Take Care. Your Missouri Friend.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Too darn cute!!!
xx, shell

Michelle Palmer said...

Thank you for stopping by to say hello :) You made my day~

LOVE your new fabric finds... the colors, the theme... I can't wait to see the fun you have with them!

Hope your day is sunny and filled with Spring joy!!

Jillayne said...

Wow! You have been busy!
Those new fabrics are adorable and I can understand why you wanted them - you'll have the best-dressed camper-trailer for miles!

MosaicMagpie said...

That fabric brought a smile to my face. Too cute and I like the solids you choose to go with it!

Suzann said...

Now THAT is stinking CUTE!!!

Junk Exchange said...

love the one with the campers .. too cute ..


Createology said...

Oh that lucky Cloud of yours will have some super cute new fabric embellishments. The key to life is being flexible so it sounds like you made the best of your day without the game. Can't wait to see the outfit you finished...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"LOVE the Combo"!!! and what an incredibly FUN FABRIC! Yes those tapes are a PERFECT Match!!!! I am so anxious to see your quit!
Have a wonderful evening,

te_roti said...

I can totally understand why you had to buy those fabrics. The feature caravans are gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you come up with.


GerryART said...

I once had a trailer such as these that I remodeled into a darkroom for my photography.
Oh, so cozy, too.


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