Monday, March 4, 2013

QuiltCon Shopping

I didn't want to go too crazy shopping for fabric at QuiltCon. I had looked through the list of vendors before the show, but I didn't know how much fabric to expect. Though I'm sure it will be an even bigger show in 2015, it still took me all four days to pop in to all of the booths between classes and lectures. I had a few specific prints on my radar and I was happy to pick up a few at QuiltCon.

I loved this Architextures fabric as soon as I saw it at Quilt Market in the fall. I'd love to get a fat quarter pack, but I didn't see that anybody had one. I'll have to order one online.

There were lots of awesome Kokka prints. It's amazing that I stopped at this. I've had my eye on the radios for ages, and phones will always have a special place in my heart. Bring on the telephones.

I recently realized that I don't have a lot of orange in my stash. All of my red, orange and yellow fabric has been sharing the same small drawer. I think of orange as being my least favorite color. I love it paired with other colors, but I never think to buy it. I made a point to buy some orange prints when I was shopping with my friend.

I didn't stick to orange entirely, though. I totally find myself drawn to prints that are an appropriate scale for use in rose star blocks. Boy have I been neglecting those during all of this QuiltCon and Marine Den quilt pattern business. There should be some road trips this month where I'll get a chance to catch up, though :-D

Finally, I couldn't walk away without this bundle of Japanese Rainbow Solids from Superbuzzy. They're 100% cotton, but it's a fat weave with some lighter colored threads. They've got a lot of texture and depth. I can't wait to play with them :-)

I hope you've got some new goodies in your stash, too!

Happy Crafting!



  1. lovely lovely!!! There were a couple of Architextures FQ bundles, but they sold in about three minutes ;-)

  2. Oh you are so lucky going to QuiltCon! Love your WIP post at Lee's :) Lucky girl.

  3. Hi Claire! I just found your blog from Lee's blog. Thanks for guest hosting over there. It's fun to read about your QuiltCon experiences. I went, too, and it's great to read about it from another viewpoint - it gives me a richer experience. See you around!

  4. no way, i got that exact same rainbow solids bundle! great minds :D