Yesterday I needed to go on a road trip to Sandpoint, ID, 7 hours of round trip driving, but it was a beautiful day, with beautiful scenery. As a reward I stopped at Bear Paw Quilting in Coeur d'Alene. It is a gorgeous shop with so much variety! From 30's to wool to Kaffe to modern to batiks and everything in between. I have no business EVER buying more fabric, but I get bored sometimes. I have so many projects to work on. Both daughters want certain quilts, my granddaughter a needs a big girl quilt (she will be 2 in May) neighbor "kid" needs a wedding quilt July 2nd, and lets not mention those 40ish quilts that need quilted.
Don't laugh (I have one friend that will laugh!) but this is SOME of my fabric storage. Yes, it is exploding!
We won't mention strings and strips. I did make two cute blocks as leader enders when I was piecing the backing for Fire Island Hosta. I will continue with this project but if Judy D. thought she had a lot of strings, she hasn't seen mine yet. I'm afraid to put them all in one place because they will NOT fit in one big bin.
So back to my trip, I have been wanting to find fabric to make Tula Pink's City Sampler, 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.
I am not a green fan, never have been, BUT I was drawn to black, gray and lime green. I bought the bottom 8 fabrics at Bear Paw and then stopped at Stitches and Petals in Moscow. I bought the two fabrics on the top row left side. Amazingly I found the next four from the left already in my stash in a FQ grouping from the Wild Hare in Orofino. I then picked the final 4 fabrics on the top row right from my stash. The most amazing find was 5 yards of this Kona gray for background already in my stash!
Now back to fun things, like defrosting my freezer and cleaning house! I did make a bit of machine quilting progress on Fire Island Hosta.