Stash buying?

Perhaps I have been deluding myself that I don’t usually buy stash fabrics.  I tend to think I buy for certain projects.  However, in reviewing my purchases over the past few months, I think it is pretty clear that this is not always the case!  Oh well 🙂

Anyway – before we went to Chicago last week I checked out the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild‘s website.  They include a list of several quilt shops in the greater Chicago area, so I researched which ones were somewhat near the University of Chicago.  I think the closest two were and Quiltology.

After we parted from my daughter on Monday afternoon, I thought a little retail therapy was in order!  Quiltfabric is closed on Mondays (I’ll get there next time I visit), so we zipped up Lake Shore Drive to Quiltology.  What a sweet little shop!  Lots of great modern prints and they were having a fat quarter sale.  Who could resist?

These are (top to bottom):  Floralicious, Michele D’Amore, Bentartex; Habitat, Michele D’Amore, Benartex (two); Modern Meadow, Joel Dewberry, Free Spirit; more Habitat; more Habitat(!); Kaffe Fassett; Midwest Modern, Amy Butler, Rowan.  I didn’t realize I had picked up so many from Michele D’Amore’s Habitat line!  There are a lot of other great prints in the line that I didn’t get.

Also falling under the “I couldn’t resist” category:  a solid scrap bundle from Pink Chalk Fabrics that included about 4 yards of fabric for just under $13!

Guess I’d better get busy sewing!

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 13:01h, 28 September Reply

    I was going to buy one of those scrap bundle too! But I had just made a purchase from there a few days before and couldn't justify the second shipping. That's quite the deal.

  • Ethne
    Posted at 07:08h, 27 September Reply

    Those FQ's are divine – can't wait to see what you create with them

  • Natalie
    Posted at 15:41h, 26 September Reply

    gorgeous choices! I have a couple of those fabrics in my own stash, and I definitely buy some fabric just to have on hand– I like how it gives me a sense of possibility all of the time. It will be great to see what you do with all of those!

  • What Comes Next?
    Posted at 14:45h, 26 September Reply

    I sure wouldn't have been able to resist – that pile of FQs is just so perfect!

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 14:39h, 26 September Reply

    What fun! Quilt shops in Chicago. For me it seems I spend more time browsing and coming up with ideas and less time actually sewing. Better get busy.

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