03 March 2012

fabric bonanza

wooo hooo - the gorgeous colourbox from Oakshott arrived yesterday - omg what a wonderful rainbow of gorgeous colours - 100 fat eighths - yes - one hundred

notice how the colour card exactly matches the fabrics - wow !

and all thanks to my very lucky win at Lily's Quilts and Oakshott Fabrics !

I almost didn't want to take them out of the plastic they were wrapped in - and it took a while to actually take a piece out of the box - didn't want to mess up that beautiful rainbow of colours :)

this is 78 Mallow - just in case you wanted to know :)
But finally, I did take a few two pieces out and fondled them gently - wow - what soft fabric and the sheen is amazing.

the back of the colour card has all the colours listed for easy reference

The box also came with a colour guide just in case I want to order some more - of course I've already decided on a few colours that I must have yardage of - just wait a little while and I'll need way more :)

I had thought that I would use some of the fabrics for the New York Beauty quilt along but of course now they're here I don't want to use them straight away - goodness, I need some quality stroking and touching time first :)  so I might have to find some other fabric to use for that quilt along !

ok - time to stop drooling !

but it really was a fabric bonanza this week :)

my fugly giveaway fabrics both arrived this week - thanks to Fiona and Susan for their generous giveaways :)

I also received the February FQS Blogger's Choice bundle

FQS photo
which I'm mixing up with the January bundle

FQS photo

and a few fabrics from previous bundles to make the Craftsy BOM quilt.

and also from the Fat Quarter Shop, the kit for the Bunny Hill Designs Scrappy Plate Club arrived this week.

I know - another sew along! -  but I absolutely love polka dots so when I saw the sew along on Anne's blog I just had to join in and purchase the kit - polka dot dresden plates - very cute :)

photo from Bunny Hill blog
so that's my fabric loot ... now I'd better go and start sewing some of it together - its pouring with rain and very cold here today - I've just lit the fire its soo cold and its only 3 days into Autumn ! but perfect weather for staying in and I'll be back with some sewn items soon :)  hope you're having a fabulous sewing day too !


  1. Wow! That is one big haul for one week. I'm just a tad bit jealous.

  2. Oh, have such fun with all that beautiful fabric!!

  3. Wow! That's a lot of beautiful fabrics. You just might be fabric wealthy! Happy sewing...

  4. Me? Green? Not much!! Have fun with all those beautiful fabrics - I particularly like all the dots! (And the Oakshott but I don't really need to tell you that, do I?!)

  5. Busy buying and winning Leanne! It will look fantastic when made into your projects. Love the dots, and the oakshott and your bundles! You have great stash!

  6. Wowza!! You hit the Jackpot with those Oakshott fabrics! The New York Beauty blocks would look great in those but I can understand you just wanting to enjoy them all looking beautiful in their box. I've been sewing dresdans today, mine are in shades of red.


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