This weekend was my birthday, but we didn’t really get to celebrate until today. My sweet husband drove me three hours down south to just about San Diego so I could visit a quilt shop that’s been on my radar. It’s called Fat Quarters Quilt Shop and it’s a great place! The people are lovely, and it’s jam-packed with so much fabric, that sometimes you have to turn yourself just right to make it down the aisle safely (if you’re holding bolts in your hands). They have an online presence, too. www.fatquartersquiltshop.biz and offer free shipping in the continental United States. International orders ship for a flat $15 USD. They have some amazing fabric! I was so thrilled with what I found there, that I went back for more after lunch and a quick stop at the Quilt in a Day store, about 15 minutes away. I have been eager to start collecting fabric for next year’s BOM, tentatively called “Fractur”.
Right at the beginning of our trip, we had a good omen as we stopped for breakfast at a local fast food establishment. The colors I plan on using in Fractur were tiled on the wall. Take a look:
All that’s missing is the green. That just made me so happy, I knew today would be as wonderful as I had hoped. By the time we arrived at the quilt store, I knew just what colors I wanted and went after them with abandon. This is what I bought today:
It will play very nicely with fabric from my stash. It’s all so lovely. I can’t wait to use it! I’m just so excited for 2015.
Needless to say, it was a wonderful birthday, and a trip I hope to repeat every year.
Now, off to wash and iron the lot so it’s ready to use. I don’t normally enjoy housework except at times like these. Then, suddenly, I can stand at the iron all day with legs of steel.
I hope you’re getting excited, too, and that you’ll come back for next year’s block of the month. I’m not quite finished designing it. There’s a couple of blocks to tweak yet. But it has a lovely folk art feel to it. And I’m absolutely in love with the colors.