Saturday, January 16, 2010

I finally gave in....

They say confession is good for the I am about to tell you a fact about myself. I love fabric...specifically cotton fabric. I love my clothes to be cotton, but I love cotton fabric for quilting just as much. And I really love some of all kinds of cotton....the bright colored fabric, the batiks, stripes, plaids, etc. I love, love, love batiks and have quite a collection going as shown here....and that was long ago. I probably have almost double this now.
For a long time now I have had my eyes on the Civil War /Reproduction fabrics....I always look at them but have restrained myself from starting to collect them. Today I finally gave in and started...I just love the old timey look of them. I will have to collect a few more before I start anything. I would also like to finish a few things I have started.
I did finally start sewing my fabric squares together yesterday evening...and I did a few more this evening. Hopefully I will get more done this weekend, but we will probably be watching football most of tomorrow evening and night. The Saints play in the evening, and the Colts play tomorrow night.

We watch the Saints because Drew Brees is the quarterback, and he played for Purdue. And it is sort of obvious why we watch the Colts....but what isn't so obvious to everyone is that P. Manning was the quarterback for University of Tennessee. I was so thrilled when he signed on with the was more than I ever hoped for.

It is late and time for me to think about going to bed. So, got to hurry and post a pic to my other blog. Good night for now.


EG CameraGirl said...

The fabric colours are the shades I like to see in quilts too, Rose. Very pretty!

My Vagabond Heart said... pretty!

George said...

We'll be watching football as well and will be wishing the same teams on to victory.
You definitely have some pretty fabric and I'll be interested in seeing what you make with it.

Small City Scenes said...

I like cotton too. I like all the colors and variations.

I don't have anymore fabric and I don't sew any more. Is it because I don't have to or because I don't want too. ??? MB

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful fabric, Rose... I'm sure you will get a good collection --and find something special to do with them...

We'll be watching the same two games today--and 'rooting' for the same two teams to win.

George loved your photo blog post from Attica, IN... Brought back memories.


Lowell said...

Quilters amaze me, and I love quilts! These squares are so beautiful, I'm hoping we'll see some of your finished work!

Barb said...

Ahhhhhhhh yes the wonderful very favorites...I love them so much I hesitate to cut mine! I do love touching them, rearranging them on the shelves and dreaming about what to make! Maybe I should let you go first :>)...that could give me courage! Have a wonderful weekend!

Carletta said...

'the touch, the feel of cotton, the fabric of our lives' - love that commercial.
These are beautiful pieces. I clicked back to the batik ones - those are my favorite.
I don't sew but often look and feel the material at craft stores wondering what a blouse of dress would look like.
Sewing is a wonderful talent that you have Rose.

Mary said...

These are beautiful fabrics! I wish I could decide on a pattern to make a quilt. I'm tired of staring at my fabric instead of working wtih it! I'm taking a workshop next Saturday, so maybe that will get me started. I can see why you grabbed these particular ones! I love batiks, too, and keep hoarding them.