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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    Found my inspiration!

    I have been eyeing the Berenstain Bears fabric for a while not but never ordered it. Well hubby sold his motorcycle and gave me $200 cash to buy whatever. I knew 2 of the 3 LQS didn't have the fabric so I took a chance on the third. She did!! She had several of the yardage and layer cakes and jelly rolls! She ordered charm packs but they didn't come in. I really wanted the charm packs but decided to go with the layer cake pack instead. And I got 2 different yardage plus some white, total of 7 yards! Of course that took half of my money but that is ok. I plan to make me a quilt either with the D9P or stacked coin pattern. I also got enough to make a self binding receiving blanket as I am addicted to making them. lol.

    So what fabric would you just love to buy right now?
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    That will be a fun quilt to make! LOVE the Berenstain Bears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    I have been eyeing the Berestain Bears fabric for a while not but never ordered it. Well hubby sold his motorcycle and gave me $200 cash to buy whatever. I knew 2 of the 3 LQS didn't have the fabric so I took a chance on the third. She did!! She had several of the yardage and layer cakes and jelly rolls! She ordered charm packs but they didn't come in. I really wanted the charm packs but decided to go with the layer cake pack instead. And I got 2 different yardage plus some white, total of 7 yards! Of course that took half of my money but that is ok. I plan to make me a quilt either with the D9P or stacked coin pattern. I also got enough to make a self binding receiving blanket as I am addicted to making them. lol.

    So what fabric would you just love to buy right now?

    A friend and I are eyeing some purple, blue and green batiks and looking for a pattern. Think I found the pattern------don't have name handy------but I'm going to make a sketch of it with my coloring pencils.
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    I used to love the books when I was little so that is why I wanted the fabric. DD has one book and she likes it too.

    And GrannieAnnie, that sounds like a lovely colored quilt.
    Sabrina
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    I'm waiting for the Morris Meadows In the Beginning collection. I saw the sampler quilt at a quilt shop and feel in love with the border fabric. It's suppose to be come to the shop in Oct. click on the image IMM2 to see it up close. It's beautiful and looks 3d in person. It comes in several color ways. http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com...ct=morrsmeadws You can see the border fabric on two of the quilt samples.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 05-22-2012 at 09:56 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    Beautiful colors! I seem to be leaning towards yellows and orange lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    I have been eyeing the Berenstain Bears fabric for a while not but never ordered it. Well hubby sold his motorcycle and gave me $200 cash to buy whatever. I knew 2 of the 3 LQS didn't have the fabric so I took a chance on the third. She did!! She had several of the yardage and layer cakes and jelly rolls! She ordered charm packs but they didn't come in. I really wanted the charm packs but decided to go with the layer cake pack instead. And I got 2 different yardage plus some white, total of 7 yards! Of course that took half of my money but that is ok. I plan to make me a quilt either with the D9P or stacked coin pattern. I also got enough to make a self binding receiving blanket as I am addicted to making them. lol.

    So what fabric would you just love to buy right now?
    Whooo-Hoooo! Don't you just love, coming home with new fabric?

    I would love to find some pretty fabric, with dachshunds. Have done the searching but the available ones are rather boring. There's ONE fabric, I do love (on Spoonflower.com) but it's rather pricey and doesn't sound as washable, as I'd like it to be. I'm supposing the dyes aren't as stable, as with mass-produced fabrics.

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    My next purchase will be a variety from a collection called Plume. Not sure of the manufacturer or designer, but it's absolutely gorgeous. Blues, teal, purple, and one really great one with peacocks on it. I must make a wallhanging out of it for sure!
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    Oh I have seen the plume line, gorgeous.

    Nessie, I haven't seen any either but I will keep my eye out for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spokanequilter View Post
    My next purchase will be a variety from a collection called Plume. Not sure of the manufacturer or designer, but it's absolutely gorgeous. Blues, teal, purple, and one really great one with peacocks on it. I must make a wallhanging out of it for sure!
    spokanequilter, Search for kuseta on this board & go to her thread about "Doc". He's a thread painted peacock she did years ago & then added some plume fabrics to it just recently. He's very pretty.

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    I love it when I find something that I've been wanting for a while. COngratulations and please post pictures of your Bears when they are finished!

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    I am hoping to start either today or at least by the weekend.
    Sabrina
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    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
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    So what fabric would you just love to buy right now?

    I would buy some of the Hoffman challange fabric, I only wanted to make a couple table runners
    dawn227

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    I spotted a fabric called "Clematis" with a black background earlier this spring. Just watching for it to go on sale somewhere. It would be gorgeous in a Turning Twenty.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I'm waiting for the Morris Meadows In the Beginning collection. I saw the sampler quilt at a quilt shop and feel in love with the border fabric. It's suppose to be come to the shop in Oct. click on the image IMM2 to see it up close. It's beautiful and looks 3d in person. It comes in several color ways. http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com...ct=morrsmeadws You can see the border fabric on two of the quilt samples.
    Love this kind of print have two pieces of yardage that I picked up at a garage sale, still haven't found the pattern I want to use them..
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    All of it! LOL!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    lol. I am loving all the springy colors, the yellows, blues, oranges. I hope to pick up some more fabric this weekend since I just found out my LQS is having a sale.
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    I'm into color. . . . bright color. I have a new great grand-daughter so thinking little girl things. I have 3 sons and my first two GGkids were boys so a little girl is a real change.
    By the way, what is a self binding receiving blanket? Seems to me I've hear or read the term somewhere.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqwdN...JL2uA4yTPK-fMw=

    That is a video of the self binding blanket. I have made a few already and love how simple they are.

    And girls are so much fun. I have one little girl and I love making her skirts, tops, toys, blankets, etc because she always loves them.
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    Henry Glass Snow in Winter flannel was wonderful. I made a self-binding blanket for a new grand nephew last Feb and the family was thrilled. I'd love to get more to add to it next winter. I agree, the self binding baby blankets are terrific. Easy to make and very well received.

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    Those fabrics are beautiful and they have a lot of free patterns that look very interesting. have gotten a yard of each fabric in the Plume line. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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    I lust after all the fabrics; want to own them all. Especially batiks.

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    My next purchase? It has to be too cute and too cheap!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKaren1949 View Post
    I spotted a fabric called "Clematis" with a black background earlier this spring. Just watching for it to go on sale somewhere. It would be gorgeous in a Turning Twenty.
    If you do find it on sale, please post here, as I fell in love with Clematis at first sight, but cannot justify regular price!

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    Sabrina, congrats on finding the fabric you were hoping for, and thanks for sharing the fun. I love the Berenstain Bears, and so did our kids when they were young. One time my MIL was visiting during story time and she raised the objection that the Berenstain Bear books always make the daddy look like a fool. I guess she had a point, but maybe that was the secret to their success.

    As for fabric I'm hoping for, it would have to be the mother lode of garage sale finds. I love scrappy quilts and bargains.

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