5.25.2008

Fresh Squeezed Stash Enhancement


Maybe I shouldn't have gone in search of a quilt shop... my bank account would be healthier, although my spirit more dull, I'm sure.

Anyway, I went to Kindred Quilts today, and brought home more than I intended to... What a cute shop, with a nice mix of fun contemporary fabrics, batiks, reproductions, wool and stitchery. Perfect for feeding my eclectic tastes. I brought home some truly needed items, like a spool of white 50-wt Aurifil thread for piecing (I use this in white, tan and gray), 2 yards of a decent WOW, and a yard of a new-to-me black solid from Kauffman. Since my first birthday block for Kate was a bust, I needed more black for another try, and this has a nice dark color on the bolt but isn't as heavy as Kona. It's in the wash now... one of the holiday-weekend blessings in my apartment building is an available washer on Sunday afternoon.

Anyway: on to more important things... a few random FQs that caught my eye, a little stitchery project for Christmas, and most importantly: a layer cake of Sandy Gervais' Fresh Squeezed. That's 40 precision-cut dimes (or 10" squares) in lemon, lime, orange, watermelon and blueberry. The bolts were the first thing I saw when I stepped in the door, and they just called my name the entire time. The saleslady said the line is just flying out the door, and it's easy to see why. Yummy, yummy, yummy, and just right for summer. Now I just have to decide what to make with it (well, and make it, of course!)... Maybe a fresh-squeezed cocktail would help me think! [Right about now, my sister is either rolling her eyes or has fallen on the floor laughing -- I rarely drink fruit juice or alcohol ;) ]

This must be the result of shopping withdrawal! Until today, I've only been in the LQS once since the end of February, and I (gasp!) didn't buy anything that day.

Image from the Fat Quarter Shop, and if you follow the Fresh Squeezed link, you'll see the entire line on their site

3 comments:

sophie said...

Looks like you found some kindred quilters at the Kindred Quilts shop. Those fresh-squeezed fabrics look yummy--can't wait to read what you decide to make from them.

Reading their blog, I'm thinking this could be your kinda place.

loulee1 said...

I'll have ice and slice in mine if you're making drinks.

They really are a bright range of fabrics, have fun with them.

Vivian Love said...

Bright, cute fabrics! Just right for springtime! Can't wait to see what you'll make with them. Have a good weekend.