Thursday, January 14, 2010
Free teapot fabrics
My favorite shopping is "free" shopping, and that's what I did with these two new teapot print fabrics. Last year, after a couple of years of purchases, I finally earned one of those frequent shopper gift cards at my local quilt shop. I'd been hoarding that $20 card like crazy waiting on the perfect use, and this week I found it: new teapot fabrics!
In the quilting world they call this "building your stash," so I guess I am "building my stash" of tea-themed fabrics. I bought a yard each of the red and the blue, and I love them even more knowing they were free!
The store had just gotten these in, I'm told, and they were located near some of those thirties and forties reproduction prints I love. I'm grateful for selvages which tell me that Susie Osburn of Blank Quilting was the designer. Now, what to make with these pretty pieces is the question. Should I save these for a special project in each color, or should I go ahead and cut a small square for a "one day" quilt containing a piece of every tea print fabric I've collected? Decisions, decisions ...