First, did you know that there are actual fabric stores on Etsy? True fact! I knew that people sold fabric through Etsy but I generally thought they were selling off their own unwanted pieces. Nope--there are some like that, but there are also many full service, new fabric stores. I learned this when my friend Bernie at Needle and Foot expanded her shop to carry new lines of fabric. I got a number of pieces from Bernie's shop, including these:
The houses are Village in neutral from the Maker, Maker line by Sarah Golden for Andover. It's a linen/cotton blend that feels fairly stiff just off the bolt, so I plan to wash it before I use it. To coordinate with it I got a piece of Small Letters in gray from the Basically Low line. I think these look good together! I'm going to use them to make something just for myself. What an idea, huh?
I also got these from Bernie's shop:
These pieces are Hip to Be Square by Kim Schaefer for Andover fabrics and Color Weave Textured Solid by PB Textiles. These are both lovely additions to the stash, and Kim Schaefer's fabric feels amazing. I may go back and get the panel that goes with this because it's very cute, too.
Finally, I got this bundle of Modern Tykes by Kim Diehl:
This is such cute fabric! The birds and the dots are both bigger than anticipated, but I like them a lot. There are some other pieces in the line, too, and they are equally nice. This bundle is for a special project coming up in March.
I visited a couple of other shops, too. I got these two pieces from The Red Hen Shop:
This is Hungry Animals Alphabet by Quilting Treasures and Colorfully Creative by Riley Blake and Crayola. These feel great, too! Plus I got a couple of yards of this:
This is City Life by Quilting Treasures and I don't really have a project for it, but who could resist?
I didn't get a picture, but I do also want to mention that I found a nice piece of the dark green that I'm using in my Steps to the Garden blocks from Auntie B's Quilts Etc. shop, and Barbara was very nice to work with. And I was grateful that I found what I needed!
The last piece of my sofa purchases were these 4 panels from Northcott:
These 4 panels are just called "Connector Playmats" by Deborah Edwards and they go together to create a road. The genius part of it is that you can put them together in any order and the roads will connect up! You also don't need to have all of the panels to make something good-looking and fun. There are panels for a railroad and a town, and also a marina and an airport. And each panel has the most important place--a quilt shop!
These are just darling, and I'll bet you can guess what I'll be doing with them as soon as my tiny grandson gets a bit bigger and stops chewing on cars and starts running them on "roads."
I don't think I'm expecting anything else from the mail carrier, but I think I had enough fun, don't you? (If only I could remember all of it.) I'll be working on these for a while, I think.
Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you get some stitching in!
Sharing at Molli Sparkles's Sunday Stash.