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I've been fighting the urge for a while, and the other night, while innocently browsing the fat quarter shop page.. (like an alcoholic innocently hanging out in a bar) I tripped all over my good intentions and fell flat on my face!
I bought a *SWOON* pattern! *sigh* It's winging it's way to me right now, and should be here by Monday. (I also choked and bought some fabric for something different--but that's another post for another day.)
I just kept seeing all of these cool swoon blocks, and they just kept sucking me in further and further, and then I realized that the pattern calls for 18 fat quarters. ACK--I have a fat quarter pack with 18 fat quarters that I've been hoarding for a LONG time, and I think it will make a really sweet SWOON quilt.
It is Mary Englebreit's Friends and Flowers line .. Love all of the colors..
And it has this panel..I could incorporate it into the backing..?
And, just on coincidence, I happened into the quilt shop across the street from my son's school (my car just veered there) and out in the bin on the sidewalk.. the 50% off bin, I see three prints and think hmm.. those look like ME F&F prints.. and they were! So I stocked up on backing yardage.. I haven't seen that yardage around in ages, and there it was for $5 a yd. Another sign that I should make the Swoon quilt with this fabric!
So, at least I can feel good that I didn't buy new fabric for the project. (except the backing that was WAY cheap.) Even though I didn't make it out of the FQS website w/o getting some other fabric for something else. Ugh. I'm soo weak! I need help. It wouldn't help to take my credit card away either. I have the # memorized. Security code and all. Yep, I really need help!
I'm always the last person to jump on any bandwagon, and I never know what the current "it" fabrics are, either, but even though I'm late to the party, I will be swooning along with everyone else. Oh well.. What else can I say. Good bye NY resolutions.
OH! Except for the No Drama in 2012 one. That one is going great. :o) In fact, stay tuned b/c there will be a giveaway soon in celebration. A tandem giveaway with Rebecca Lynne. Woo-Hoo!
Oh Kelli...you have no idea how much I can relate to this post!!! I said I wasn't going to buy anything craft related right now.
My hand accidentally veered over to EBay a little while ago...and I inadvertenly purchased a new Cricut! Yikes! Ah well....guess we only live once right??
Kelli, After 4 years of making said resolution regarding fabric, supplies, patterns... I just plain gave up and found a new tradition. I can't pass up a great sale especially with the price of fabric and supplies today. It's ridiculous. So dont' feel guilty. REJOICE for you can keep your hands and mind busy another day!!! :) Hugs T
GIVEAWAY... be sure to stop by and put your name in. Bring friends.
I have seen pretty swoon blocks popping here and there. I can't wait to see yours.
I know what you mean about shopping..yesterday my friends and I went out for a shopping therapy. I have enough fabrics to last until I retire but that does not stop me from getting more. :)
I guess many of relate, but I haven't memorized my cc # as of yet. We did well for awhile. I love those large packs of fat quarters, I have 3 in my stash and I have used one so far. Sometimes I think it is the way to go because all the fabrics match so well. Have fun.
Like the time I came out of a quilt store and told dh I had 'accidentally' purchased some fabric. After all, I hadn't gone in there with the intention of buying anything!!! As long as the mortgage payments are made and the children have food, your addiction is okay in my book.
lol, I decided last night I was going to do a swoon block, rather than the whole quilt, i'm tempted to make a 48" block and add some borders to start with, it'll also help me with my stash and I can't buy a big fat quarter pack, postage is sooooo expensive :( I love the panel, it's going to look so cute on the back, great idea to use it like that too...