Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bedtime Reading

We picked up this book from the library yesterday. The book was lame (sorry if you wrote it) but the pictures were fabulous. See what the Dad is wearing? Doesn’t that fabric look familiar? And on his bag, and her jacket, and the umbrella? Ok so maybe your not a fabric stalker like myself, the bag and Dad are Denyse Schmidt, the jacket and umbrella are Amy Butler. And there’s lots more where that came from. This is my kind of bedtime story.

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On another note I decided it was time to stock up on some favorites. And this time I graduated to 1/2 yard cuts (I’m really cheap). I can’t stop looking at the Anna Marie Horner with yellow roses on the right. Its so pretty.

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P.S. Thanks for all your string quilt love despite my grumpy post. I wish I would have consulted you all before I started because it sounds like a muslin foundation would have been the way to go! Oh well, live and learn. I'm going to take a good year or eight to look at it and decide if I like it enough to finish. And by the way, you guys are the best and totally make my day. :)
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19 comments:

Amy said...

I followed the Amazon link and noticed that the publisher was "Free Spirit Publishing." I do wonder if the publisher is the same as the fabric company.

Laura said...

I think it's super great that you recognized the fabric in the book. It makes me wonder how many other books are out there that have recognizable fabric on them somewhere.

Leigh said...

That's so cool! And it makes me want a clay coriander jacket! lol

jaybird said...

that is so funny.. i recognized the jacket first... i wonder if they got approval to do that!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I saw the pink coriander right away! I didn't see the others until I read. Funny!

As a fellow fabric stalker, watch for my giveaway on the 9th, you'll have to name those fabrics to win!

Blue is Bleu said...

Hehe I thought those Amy Butler prints looked really familiar! And I myself have only recently graduated from buying in 1 yard increments (I'm cheap too!) so I know how you feel.

Lisa said...

That is so funny that you found fabric in a book!

I notice the patterns in the cartoon "Charlie and Lola" all the time. I bet they are actual fabrics, too. Maybe Liberty since the kids have an English accent?

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I just used that Katie Jump Rope fabric in a quilt! Too cool! Love the yellow roses!

Ariel said...

what an awesome way to illustrate! LOVE it! The Heather Bailey Pop Garden print on the left is my FAVORITE. Good taste!

Dionne said...

YOU are hilarious! I don't think I read your blog regularly before, but I just logged on for a few minutes of ME time and must take a few minutes to say THANK YOU! What a lovely mood-lifter!
Cheers,
Dionne
PS - Your string quilt is lovely, but I too have no patience for pulling papers off! I wonder if you use dryer sheets, would you need the paper?

shanna said...

We have that book, its great!

Christina said...

I'm guessing you'll take the lame book over the Potty movie any day. :)

Melissa said...

love that fabric! What is the name of the one in the middle?

Also, I have finally gotten around to starting a quilting/sewing/crafting blog and featured you on the first post! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

La Familia said...

i'm nursing a child so forgive the lame grammar. i've always wondered how much yardage my favorite quilt blogger buys. before you upgraded to 1/2 yard increments, did you just buy skinny quarter yards?

La Familia said...

what's that amazing floral print to the far left?

Mama Megs said...

hahaha! you kill me! are you a 1/4 yard fabric collector like myself? that's all I ever buy! but that way you can get more variety, right? that's what I tell myself :) sweet fabrics!

John said...

Your string blocks look great! But I echo some of the other comments ... I've never, ever used paper. I always use muslin and I love the way it turns out ... actually, it makes it a little softer, I think.

Leslie said...

thanks for coming to my blog and saying such nice things about my pictures. I have a canon rebel xsi. i am loving trying it out and playing around with it. New toys are always fun.

Sophie said...

pretty fabrics. be sure to tell us what you make with them!!

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