26 April 2012

fabric frenzy

well - not really frenzy ... but I did purchase a few fabrics last week.

I went on the hunt for some fabrics to make the x and + blocks for the April care blocks and landed at spotlight and - with a lighter wallet - I left with this lot...

denyse schmidt fabrics that I think were spotlight (in australia) exclusives - I didn't set out to get these fabrics I just picked up about four from the shelves and then discovered that they were all DS fabrics - and of course each other one I picked up was the same - except for this gorgeous red which is a reproduction fabric from the Albert and Victoria Museum in London - I think I'd like to purchase a whole bolt of this one - there's just something about it.

and then I bought a few other fabrics ...

and just a few more ...

well, I do need some fabrics for my feather your nest projects !

I then stopped at an op shop as I'd decided to do a table runner in red for the feather your nest sew-along which requires the use of some repurposed fabric in the projects - well I actually found some red fabric $1 (rather than cutting up some clothing) and I also found this chambray with embroidered flowers - about 2 1/2 yards for $4 which I thought was a bit of a bargain along with some herb printed napkins $3 - there are 5 napkins and they are in fabulous condition (no tears or stains) so I'm not sure if I'll chop these up - I might just think about it for a bit !

so now I'm off to cut up these perfectly good pieces of fabric !


  1. I think those DS fabrics are from the Daisy Mae range, I've been trying to get to Spotlight to get some... Love the opshop finds!!You've been having a great week of fabric finds!!

  2. I'm so happy you found some DS Collection prints! I have some that you do. Mine were purchased from JoAnn Fabrics. From the left of your photo, I have the fourth, eighth, and tenth prints that you have. Those other prints are gorgeous too, and must be Spotlight exclusives as I haven't seen them before... though they look VERY similar to some of our JoAnn prints. Isn't it something to think about us sewing with the same fabrics on the other side of the world? And that DS is putting lots of USD and AUD in her pocket because we do that?! You've feathered your nest quite well, my dear. Good for you!

  3. I love your new fabrics, especially the red one!

  4. I think it was a bit of a frenzy! Hehe! Your suitcase will be nice and heavy going home!

  5. I voted for you over at sew mama sew! Good luck!


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