Fabric Friday - Fabrics I didn't have a chance to use at Bryce

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Half of the conference room at Ruby's in Bryce was for vendors and several were fabric shops. It was kind of fun to look around between events at what was available. I didn't do much actual shopping and stayed well under budget.
I couldn't pass up this Moda print though. It was $2.50/yard and there were bolts of it. I opted for 8 yards to use for quilt backs. I think I've mentioned before that though I have a nice stash of lots of fabrics but I rarely buy more than 1 yard of fabric. However, at this price, for quilt backs, I thought it was a good neutral to suit a couple upcoming projects. I usually say if I don't have a specific project in mind and like a certain fabric I will buy a fat quarter, if I really like it, I buy a half yard and if I LOVE it I buy a yard.
I really LOVE this Japanese manufactured piece but I only have a fat quarter (at this point). I didn't use it at Bryce, Mostly I'm just enjoying staring at it.
I did take this piece to Bryce to use but I didn't get far enough in my baskets yet to use it but I am keeping it handy so I can cut a piece for "Going to Market".
I didn't use this one either. I have a half yard so plenty for fussy cutting and maybe a basket.
This one is more of a thicker weight bark cloth fabric. I did think it would make a cute basket but just didn't seem right with my others when I got it out to compare. Maybe later.
I'm pretty sure I'll use this one for one of the smaller baskets. Red apple trees just say "happy" to me.

I have one more post to finish up Bryce next week. I really need to crack the whip and get all my fabric and accessories put away. I haven't had the time or inclination yet but I can't stand the confusion I'm working in. I had to come home to some more urgent projects but I will set aside some weekend time to fold and organize. I wonder if I can get some helpers in the hive to lend a hand? No school here today so I'll see what I coax out of the younger two.

-nanette
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26 comments

Lynn said...

Despite being on the opposite side of the country ... I'll come help - because I would love to see your stash in person. You may need to count everything before I leave.

Jan said...

As always, beautiful fabric Nanette; and I love that great deal you got on the first piece! I just did some much needed organization in my sewing room last w/e and it feels soooooo much better :) The best of luck to you on yours!

Jenny said...

thanks for the pretty fabrics today!

Diva Kreszl said...

these are all beautiful!!!

jen duncan said...

I've enjoyed your retreat pics Nanette. Both before and after! Have a super weekend.

Sherri said...

I, too, have enjoyed your before and after Ruby's posts...hope you do get some help from the hive today!

Stephanie said...

The Japanese have cornered the market on CUTE. I wish more US designers would make strippy kind of cute prints.

Kim Walus said...

Love the fabric and love the posts that you've done about BRYCE. It looked like a lot of fun. Have a great weekend.

Nedra said...

I am so proud of myself. I didn't buy any fabric at Bryce. (OK, I did buy some little squeeky shoes for my grand daughter. Those I couldn't resist!)

That Girl said...

$2.50 a yard! Wow, I would have bought 8 yards too. :) I love all your fabrics...

Jennifer :)

Pat said...

My work space is "confusing" now, too. (I like the word "confusing" SO much better than "messy"....hehehe) I need to get things in order again, too, after which I will very quickly proceed to get them into a "confusing" state again!!!

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE that cute little apple tree fabric Nanette! You need to find a Red Riding Hood fabric to go with it!

Simone de Klerk said...

One seems cuter than the other ...

Rae Ann said...

What a super deal on beautiful fabric. I can't wait to see all these adorable fabrics made up into one of Nanette's GREAT creations!

Sue-Anne said...

The backing fabric - what a bargain and very pretty! Love the apple tree fabric too. They are all lovely.

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing all your finds! They are all beauties and I can't wait to see where they will turn up!

sallgood said...

I love that last one!

Dawn said...

I missed that sale...shoot!! The cute apple tree fabric is darling.

Madame Samm said...

Nanette, you spell happy to me lol.. And very inspiring...Tell me if you can, have you ever seen anyone do a ME quilt...I just ordered the panels and fabric and was wondering who else has made something with these bold colours...I have it on my blog if interested>> I am with you about the apple tree fabric..Happyyyyyy..
blessings madame samm

pratima said...

Nanette, petting and folding your sweetie pies would be so heavenly... Let me know if your little helpers are engaged otherwise... ;o)
What a nice find for the backing. The Apple trees are so cute! I especially love the yellow piece :) Happy weekend!

Kayla said...

Nanette...I love the fabric! You are one talented women! Thanks so much for your sweet comment you left on RaeAnn's blog!

Maggey and Jim said...

What a bargain.. Me too, I rarely by a yard.. But that will make a great backing.. All the fabrics are really good finds..
Maggey

sewtakeahike said...

cute, cute fabrics Nanette! Since I come from a background of sewing clothing, I have the opposite problem, I always buy 2-3 yards of fabric lol. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why someone would only buy a fq (actually, I didn't even know what that was!). Now I understand a bit more, but old habits die hard!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love all the fabs. Good deal on that backing fabric. I have some of that but I didnt get a deal on it. That is going to make a pretty backing.

Cathi said...

The fabric in that fourth photo down is interesting. I've never seen anything like it!

Lurline said...

All gorgeous, Nanette - they'll keep!
Hugs - Lurline♥