**Just a warning for those who skim, I've got no progress to show, I'm only posting to gush about fabric, show of my purchases, and blab about my pup. Sorry! I'll try to post actual progress pictures next time around! :)
I started babysitting last October, to earn some extra fabric money. Well, you know how life goes, and of course, I hadn't really had a chance to use any of that money earned for fabric! Something else more important just always seems to come up. So this time, I thought, I'm going to just go have fun! So, I did...
My Mother and I took a drive to Jo-Anne's Etc. and stopped at a nearby quilt shop. I bought 9 half yard cuts of fabric from the Kansas Troubles Quilters line Garden Inspirations, a few civil war fat quarters, and two yards of a beautiful bright red fabric, with linen white butterflies and white roses all over it that I thought would be a great border for a redwork quilt.
*Edited to Add: Just a note regarding my interest in fabric quality - after looking through the selvages of my newly purchased fabric, I found Alexander Henry and Windham Fabrics were among the batch I'd purchased. I specifically looked for fabric that looked familiar, or felt like the quality that I find at quilt shops. (You all know the general rule, right? To avoid see through fabric?) I read today on Fabrics.net that sometimes you can find last years (or older) "designer" fabrics at chain stores, and also "second" prints. Great news for those of us who love designer fabric, but are on a budget! :)
Notions/supply wise I finally picked up a bottle of Mary Ellen's best press, something I've just heard raves about. I also bought a Quilt in a Day flying geese ruler. I'd seen it when Pat Knoechel visted the guild last month, and thought to myself, "hey, I need that!" Oh happy day! What fun we had shopping!
One last picture, for fun. This is my third child, lol*, Yogi...he's growing up to be big and chunky! Lol* He's my little cutie toot!