December Fabulous Fabric Friday and . . .

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I have some Christmas fabric I haven't shown yet. Some of it arrived too late to include in the cottages.
The tiny white dot on green is an Alexander Henry fabric. I love the simplicity of it. I'm going to use it to sash the next Christmas Cottage quilt I put together. The fabric on the right is a Japanese novelty fabric. It reminded me of a village to go with the cottage theme and I love all the details. It is an up and down print so some of everything appears upside down.
I love the outdoor touches like the deer and squirrel. I'm going to use this as the outer border for the cottages.
I like the tree, snowman, bird house and especially Santa's sleigh with the bag of toys in it. When I first looked at the fabric I thought it was a turkey in a roasting pan. But then I saw the bottom runners of the sleigh. I thought it would be funny and totally like some of the unusual stuff I've seen before in some of the Japanese fabric if it was a turkey.
This Christmas matryoshka fabric was a must. I just got a fat quarter and I am planning on making something for someone that reads my blog. So I can't say what it is.
Aren't the characters all so cute. My favorite is the reindeer that looks like a pig (to me). Can anyone else see that?
Even though this isn't actually Christmas fabric I got a little bit of it thinking I would make some ornaments out of it. I tried but didn't like the outcome too much. There plenty of other things I can use it for. I quite like the matryoshka horses.

Well Sunday is my 1 year blog anniversary. So check back in the next few days. I'm going to have a giveaway to celebrate. And I think I'll have more than 1 prize - after all it is the season of giving and I think it will be a fun one.

Have a good weekend.
-nanette
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50 comments

CJ said...

Love your Christmas fabrics! HA HA on the turkey in the roasting pan :D I really like that fabric though, no idea what I would use it for. I DO see a pig in the reindeer as well. OHHhhhh a giveaway! I like those ;)

MichelleB said...

I love that Japanese village fabric! Adorable. And those Santa matryoshkas - the cuteness is mind-boggling! I love them.

em's scrapbag said...

You always find such fun fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

You always have a fantastic FFF showing, Nanette. I love matryoshkas.

Happy One Year Blogaversary!

Carla said...

All the fabric is so pretty!! Love the matryoshka fabric.

Robin said...

'loved the Japanese fabric. It makes me feel like a child again. The horses appear to be Dala horses from Sweden www.hemslojd.com. I have a 5 piece set in black that my brother sent me from his mission. The fabric is great, where did it come from?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You are right, we do have the same taste, love the fabric and the pig/reindeer. Also love your header with your wonderful tree. have a great weekend!

belinda said...

......me....reaching through the computer grabbing all this up....yes....i'm using both hands!

Paula said...

Great fabrics!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

uhhhhhh..YUMMY!!!!!

Sherri said...

Hi Nanette, as usual, I love ALL of your fabrics...but I'm not supposed to be buying any more Christmas this year...per my own rule...that I made up...today! Congrats on the almost one year as well...I sure am glad you have a blog...I've learned so much!

Linda said...

Love all your fabric buys, such different designs. Yes the reindeer does look a little like a piggy, and had a good giggle at your turkey in the pan. Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year celebration.

Sandi said...

The fat quarter with the reindeer "piggies" is really cute. Yes, they do look like little pigs with antlers. Which reminds me that my grandson and I saw a white car in a parking lot last week that had reindeer antlers on each side at the back windows (like some people do those flags) and then a big round puffy velour "nose" had been fastened to the front grill. He thought it was really cool and I wished later that I had taken a picture!! :-)
I have one of those little horse in wood and I, too, think they're Swedish although I bought mine in Japan many years ago at the base exchange! :-)

another amy said...

Nanette, you find the greatest fabric! I need a list of your sources. (Unless they're top secret.) I love the new blog-banner as well!

Fiesta said...

Nannette you have the best taste in fabrics. Really, you look at all the fine details of it and you know how to appreciate the quality and charm in it.
Did you share your source?

Candace said...

Nanette, your fabrics are fantastic - you come up with the best finds! I've been loving all of the kitchy (is that the right word) Japanese fabrics for some time now....let's see....BD coming up next month - might put some on my list for hubby to get! Cheers!

Lurline's Place said...

The Japanese fabrics are so cute and whimsical, aren't they? I just love them!
I visit every Post of yours so I'll be back on Sunday!
When's your next Cottage Block Swap? I have made a couple of commitments for 2009, so I don't think I will be running any swaps early in the year, but would love to participate!
Hugs - Lurline!

Jackie said...

I love the fabric, all of it!! By the way, I picked up a copy of Fons and Porter's Baby Quilts.... you are definitely famous! I love the quilt you made.

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oodlesandoodles said...

You have such fun fabrics - I love your Fridays! Barbara

Shari said...

What delicious fabrics! They are so fun and induce smiles all around. I love blogland. I generally get to smile at the computer for at least an hour before going off and working hard at doing nothing (at the moment).
Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Dawn said...

Yummy! Love the Christmas fabrics, it's so much fun!

Stephanie said...

Another great group of fabrics. I did see a turkey roasting! Funny. Cute matroyshka faric. Have a terrific weekend!

Patricia said...

Nanette, You make my day! I just love your fabric. Where do you shop? Of course I love you tons. Your new friend Tricia

rachel griffith said...

oh the japanese fabric is awesome.
i really LOVE it.

you always get the BEST fabric!!!
seriously.
:D

the christmas matryoshka fabric is perfect!!! it makes me happy. and miss melanie {my 3 year old} will be a gigglebox when i show it to her tomorrow! teheh.
{and yes...the reindeer DOES look like a piggy. oink oink.}

rachel griffith said...

p.s. and i can SO see the turkey in a roasting pan thing.
HAHAHA.

jlevy3 said...

Nanette, you find the cutest fabric. I absolutely love the Christmas outdoors-y one. And I totally see the piggy-ness of the reindeer. I love that one too...I think I've seen it on Superbuzzy?? Might have to head over there next! --Jen

beth at aunties said...

Nanette,

You have great taste in fabrics! Such fun ones! Thanks for commenting on the post about mom. She comes tomorrow for our son's wedding and I will be able to show her.

Beth

the Material Girls Quilts said...

nanette,
You have the cutest stuff!! I have looked at that fabric on line and love it! I haven't got the magazine in the shop but will pick one up for myself!! congrads!
nadine

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh Nanette! Has it only been a year -- it seems like you've been here forever. You always have the best fabric!

Nedra said...

You've only been blogging for one year? That makes me feel better. I think you should do a post sometime on where you find all your fabulous fabric. I saw a fabric today at a new quilt store that has just opened in Hurricane and I bought it because it made me think of you! You have really influenced how I look at quilt fabric now!

Catherine said...

Your fabric finds are always so much fun to see!! I love all of these but particularly the last one! Gorgeous!

Busty LaRue said...

You always have the cutest fabrics! Are there any particular shops you find these gems at? Or are you just lucky?

Eileen said...

You do find the CUTEST stuff. I love the fabric with the little picture hanging from all the branches every which way. So many fun little details to look at and notice. It would make a great quilt border!
And Fons and Porter must be starting out on the east coast and going west if both Jackie and Carrie found it already. It is not here in Ohio yet.. at least not at our B&W. I have been watching for it!

Kim said...

love it all - especially the piggy rofl
Happy Anniversary. DId you get a copy of the magazine?

Carrie P. said...

Love all the fabric especially the Japanese one. One year, Congratulations!

Simply This and That said...

I LOVE the Japanese fabric! So funny, I saw that on etsy this week. I debated and debated on whether to get it. But I promised myself no more fabric purchases until some of these projects are completed! So I was a good girl. ;o)

maria said...

Yes, a pig! I see it too.
Lovely fabric.

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE the fabrics you got. Visited you blog for the first time today. You make wonderful things!
Have a nice weekend (O: Simone

Ginger Patches said...

I love your Christmas fabrics!! And yes I see the reindeer/pig...so would that be peindeer...or a rig? I love that first fabric...where did you find that? I think I may have to search some out :)

quiltingnana said...

the Christmas fabrics are great...I love the red and white

chq said...

Hello! Happy Early anniversary, congratulations on the magazine, and thanks for leaving a comment about my scraps giveaway! I'm so happy for you, everything seems to be going to so well - yay for you! I thought about you last week, my Ashlee is living in Sugarhouse, and working at the Gateway. We went and had dinner there, and I thought "wouldn't it funny to run into Nanette". Take care my friend, I'm so glad that everything is going to great!

Cherri

jacquie said...

i do love coming to see your fabric! so inspirational and makes me smile too!

sparkle jars said...

Hi Nanette, I continue to thoroughly enjoy your posts. You've been nominated for an award on my blog. Thank you for the Christmas cheer.

jen duncan said...

super fabrics Nanette. I'm forcing myself not to go check out superbuzzy. and reprodepot. and...anyone else I should know about? ;-} Lovin' the christmas decorating too. Still eyeing elizabeth's adorable ornament quilt. You did a great job on it!!

Nadine said...

Ooooh, such LOVELY fabrics ! (and I do love your new blog header, too ;>)
I was thinking of treating myself with ordering some fabrics through the web, and I think I'm gonna choose some of those Japanese novelty fabrics :>)

Thanks for showing, dear Nanette !
(((HUGS))) & smiles from
NADINE
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Happy Zombie said...

All the fabs are wonderful! I especially love the Dala horse fabric!

ivoryspring said...

What lovely fabrics! They look fabulous... the matryoshka would be my favorite.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Love that little horse fabric! I think it will make lovely ornaments.

Smiles,
Lea

Nan said...

Wonderful fabrics, as always. I look at fabric in a totally different way now because of you - and that's a good thing!