Friday, January 16, 2009

New Fabric, New Projects

I got a great deal on some new fat quarters on ebay. (Have I said lately that I love ebay?:)) The lady selling them (and some other fabric) is moving into a smaller house and had a LOT of
really great fabrics she needed to sell. I did my duty and bought some of them. :)

I know a lot of people don't, but I like to wash most of my fabrics and iron them before I cut and sew them. So, now they are washed and I have started the ironing. There are some really pretty pieces and it will be interesting to see what they become.

There's just something about freshly ironed brand new fabric that is very satisfying.

I also bought these Christmas print charm packs from Material Girls ebay shop. I'm gathering some other Christmas fabrics, too, and thinking that I'd like to make a Christmas quilt for Mr. Sweetie Pie and me for next year.

And this little cutie is now guarding my oven door.

I did mention that I like chickens, didn't I? :)

Hugs and kisses,


Susan said...

Wow, the is a lot of FQs. I wash mine first, too. Cute chicken, designs like this are so appealing done in redwork. Does Bruno like chickens too? What kind is the one in your header?

Muddling Through said...

Bruno does like chickens. He feels it is his duty to watch over them. (And to see that they go back to Chicken Manor promptly when I tell them.) :) The one in the header is a Polish.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the chicken towel. I wish I was good at redwork.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

So glad you did your duty and helped the lady out on ebay! {: I also wash my new fabric as well. That prevents the fabric from shrinking in your finished project.blessings, Kathleen

Susan said...

Hi Elaine. I've tagged you for a picture meme. Come on over and see.

Margaret said...

G,Day When you say biscuit dough, do you mean dumpling mixture ? Enjoyed the posts Cheers Margaret

Annie said...

I'm glad you "did your duty" and bought that fabric. I love the thought of all that fabric ready for use.