Fabric Friday - What is on my cutting table?

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I like to keep fabric that I've recently acquired, or fabric that is inspiring me at the moment out on my cutting table. I'm sure some of you do that too. Lori has a big vintage bowl on her cutting table where she places her latest inspirations. So I'm going to show you today what I have out to inspire me.
First of all I took my photos on this red gingham. It is more of a cherry pinky red. I love that color. It looks perfect with all my fabrics today. I really love gingham. It goes with everything I do. This little pretty pack of fat quarters came to me courtesy of Mel. Mel is a great gal I first encountered when we did the Christmas Cottage swap years back. I had the opportunity to really meet her the first time last week when we both taught at the event at Alpine Quilt Retreats. Isn't that fat quarter pack adorable? I love the twill tape it is all tied up with. So cute.
It is funny because all 3 of these fabrics are ones I've seen online but haven't encountered yet in a fabric store and all 3 are ones that I wanted to get. This first fat quarter is from the new Dear Betty by Darlene Zimmerman line. I really love all those fabrics but haven't seen them first hand. This aqua might be my favorite of that line.
Robert Kaufman really has some great new fabrics out and this one by Laurie Wisbrun is very cool. I am using this in my very next project, which is a quilt I'm going to make just for me.
I really like the colors used in these mixers. They are retro but hip. The pattern is a novelty kitchen fabric lovers dream. This is another Robert Kaufman print from the Metro Cafe line. Thank you so much Mel! I really love them all.
I have this thicker cotton weight fabric on my table because I can't put it away. It is just so me. You know I have a thing with strawberries and the use of scale and space on this piece is really perfect. This is a thrifted piece given to me by another friend. I'm going to use this in my next quilt too.

I have a very busy weekend ahead, as I'm sure everyone does. I need to Thanksgiving shop, try to finish a quilt, and most importantly my daughter and son-in-law from Oklahoma (Tracey and Eliot) come to visit for a week!. We are all very excited to see them. Have a nice weekend everyone.

-nanette
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41 comments

Darlene said...

Oh, I love those fabrics, too!

Enjoy your daughter and son in law.

Unknown said...

The Betty Dear Aqua & Lake in that pattern are super cute...I'm always adding some must have to my fabric shopping list when I visit you, Nanette!!

Millie said...

Beautiful fabrics. I love to keep my new fabrics close by my sewing machine too...it is so much fun to see the new goodies.

Truffle queen said...

Love all the fabrics! Can't wait to see the quilt you are going to make for YOU!!

Rae Ann said...

I adore the little fabrics that Mel gave you. She also blessed me with the same little bundle... that sweet gal Mel!
I have a basket that I keep on my cutting table too that holds my favorite goodies and projects. It helps me stay focused!
How fun to have your family come home. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with them and that darling grandbaby!

Jennifer said...

These are beautiful! Love the red & aqua combination!

Jennifer :)

Sherri said...

What terrific fabrics from Mel! Sometimes I really, really wish I lived in Utah so I could get together with all of you amazing quilters up there!

Unknown said...

Darling fabrics! Our daughter and her family will be on their way up from Dallas, they just might pass yours on the road! Wishing you a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving with your family Nanette!

Unknown said...

lovely fabrics - lovin that twill ribbon too!

am so in love with the robert kaufman metro kitchen line but somehow I always forget to buy it when I'm online!

thanks for sharing your lovely loot!

Micki said...

I love these fabrics...so happy!
Micki

Sandi Linn Andersen said...

Very sweet fabrics and what a lovely gift from Mel. Have fun this next week with all your family!!

Momoo said...

I made a comment but it looks like it didn't show up, so I'll try again. I like how the aqua and red look next to each other. Jenny and I had a conversation about aqua fabric recently. She has a lot of aqua in her stash, my stash is a whole lot bigger but no aqua. I think I'm behind on fabric trends.

Thimbleanna said...

I Love. Love Love LOVE that metro line -- those blenders are soooo cute!!! Love the gingham too!

Lynn said...

Love them all, My pile of inspiration is overly large, I need a pile of okay lets get moving on this now.

Barbara said...

Love that red and aqua combination!

Unknown said...

Love those fabrics, my kind of colors! And yes, I am so visual, I must have it out before me! Thus a little too much laying around! Ha!

Julia said...

Gorgeous fabrics...
I love to keep my new fabrics by the machine for a while ...I love at them and ponder, waiting of the ispiration to hit me..
Julia ♥

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Isn't it wonderful when someone just keys in on what you like! Beautiful fabrics, each and every one.

Unknown said...

Love all the fabrics, especially the blenders. Your colors are such inspiration to me.
Teresa

Jen in NY said...

I just love the red and aqua floral. I'll have to find some of that myself. The gingham is so perfect, you're right, it goes with a lot and I think it's sort of a neutral. I like to keep inspiring fabrics out too. <3

Mel said...

Sooo glad you are happy with the fat quarters!

It was one of the highlights of my weekend to finally meet the talented Nanette.

Lori Holt said...

Hi nanette...
I'm loving how you used the red gingham as a background!
I love all of the fabric from Mel...including the twill tape too:)
Quilts has the Dear Betty and Material Girls has the blenders...the chairs are just adorable!...I havn't seen them "in Person" anywhere yet...lol.
I can see why you are inspired with the strawberry fabric because you're right...it is sooo you!
I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family.
xx
Lori

Unknown said...

Love your fat quarters! I'm working through my bag of scraps while working on a log cabin. I'm a little over halfway done and it will be a great big one for my bed. Good luck with the Thanksgiving shopping. I think I have all my food stuff bought (so thankful for that!). Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs, Prissy

Janet said...

I love the aqua, it looks perfect with red gingham. Have fun with the thanksgiving preparations and have a great weekend.

AnnieO said...

Lots and lots of fun and bright play in your future. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it all!

Lurline said...

I am quite smitten with Dear Betty, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Gorgeous fabrics here Nanette. xo

Aunt Spicy said...

Love the fun fabrics! Enjoy the holiday and having all the family around!

Carrie P. said...

Great idea to leave new fabric out. Usually I put it away right away but putting in a pretty container would be nice so I could admire it a while.

pratima said...

Nanette, Dear Betty is beautiful! I have a small piece of that vintage Strawberries. The other fabrics are cute! Happy Crafting :)

Jeni said...

I just love the fabrics ...do you have a online store that where I could purchase from,,,,
thanks so much
Jeni
email address
jeni.1@optusnet.com.au

Australia

Elizabeth said...

Such great fabric, Nanette. I always love to see your stash! :) Busy times, busy times - Happy Thanksgiving to you!
-Elizabeth

Gmama Jane said...

I love your retro fabric and kitchen kitch!! Reminds me fo growing up in the 50's. Would you mind if I borrow your retro Turkey baker at the top of your blog?? MY sister and I had such a laugh over how NOT like this picture we were while cooking T'giving dinner this year! I would love to use it in my blog while most kindly giving you credit.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday meal!
Gmama Jane

Jodi Nelson said...

I must have some of that Dear Betty! Oh my!!!

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Unknown said...

Would love more info on strawberry fabric. Trying to locate a yard to purchase. Do you have any left? 😊
Thanks!

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