Friday, December 5, 2008

I Collect Fabric!

I must send a special thanks to Nanette who yesterday gave the inspiration for this post title. I have always collected books, spoons, china, family heirlooms, and even inspirational quotes. But not until yesterday did I realize that I collect fabric! Thanks, Nanette...it was just liberating! Today I'll share my last Christmas fabric purchases for the year (unless I finda a really, really good sale)! Anyone who knows me knows that I love Christmas fabric...and I just had to buy these Alexander Henry vintage Christmas prints.


I also had to have the Micael Miller dots and the Lecien green dot fabric! But really, no more Christmas fabric...I need to save up for "Sweet," "Aviary,"and "Snippets"--yummy Moda fabrics that will all be coming out next year!

And this is what I'll be doing for the next little bit...binding. Remember all those table runners I was making? Well, I've got to get the bindings on! The pile of two on the left are the finished ones; the pile on the right are my tasks for today. Tomorrow I have about five more to work on! Oh, and just in case you haven't seen this from Gail Pan...it's a super cute Christmas stitchery you can do today!

12 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love how you hold down your binding, are they hair clips? I need to bind a pot-holder today and they look like they would really work! Of couse if I saw that fabric I would also have to have it "just because"

Stephanie said...

The first step to recovery is admitting you have an addiction. :o) Just kidding! I did see that darling stitchery. If I only stitched...

Bindings...that reminds me I have a few to do myself.

jacquie said...

i'm a collector too, but until i read your post i didn't realize that fabric really is one of my collections. i love to display it, i love to look at it, move it around...that's definitely a collection!

Carrie P. said...

The vintage fabric is so cute. I have gotten a little better about collecting fabric but I still have urges.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your fabric purchases. Good luck with all the binding. I need to be doing a lot of that my self. 3 quilts worth are waiting at the moment.

ivoryspring said...

Not a thing wrong with collecting fabrics, Sherri - especially when you come up with such pretties with the fabrics you have.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your fabrics! I even have one you've got. Second photo, left one. I don't use it as a Christmas fabric. It fits to many others.
You know what my collector's passion used to be: small milk cans. They're stored in boxes now, but I think I have about 70 or so. Still buy them if I see one. Guess I'm a fabric collector too, now you mention it.

Joy said...

Oooh, you lucky thing :o) ... sewing on the binding is my favourite part!!!
I've got "Aviary" on my shopping list too ... and "Oh Cherry Oh"!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Terriaw said...

I have been trying to figure out what I collect lately - maybe it's fabric, like you! I love those Alexander Henry prints.

Melanie said...

Hia, I think though if you started a recovery group we would all just encourage each other to buy more. Is that quilt made from the Harvest Home range? Beautiful colours.

Eileen said...

Isn't collecting fabric a great addiction???

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fabric is art. So I feel like we collect art. The Christmas stuff is wonderful. I love holiday and novelty fabric - the kitchier the better. Fabric is fun!