Friday, December 19, 2008

My name is...

Bernadette and I am an addict.....a fabric addict!

My friend Kerry and I had a lovely pre-christmas day out on Monday. First stop for the day was to Amitie. Neither of us had actually been to the shop before, we just loved their stands at the craft shows. Talk about overwhelming!!! We didn't know where to start there were just soooo many gorgeous fabrics, how could you pick a few to have a piece of?

So we decided the only thing was to find a quilt we loved, buy the pattern and some fabric for the quilt. I picked a quilt with aquas/blues and browns, a very striking masculine quilt, Saville Row by Judy Newman. Mine won't be quite as masculine as it's for me but I have always loved aqua or blue with browns and pink with browns so a pink and brown quilt will be on the agenda soon too.



I won't show you the fabrics as they are a mess now, but this is the start of my quilt.



Kerry has said that we can't go back until my quilt is finished, so I am on a mission. She didn't mention hers...vbg. Kerry chose a gorgeous quilt that was made up of Churn Dash blocks in the Denise Schmidt fleamarket range. Kerry (and I helped of course) picked out fabrics in lots of threes and I think she ended up with 9 different combination of 3 co-ordinating fabrics, can't wait to see hers together except then I know I will want to make one of those too.. and I do keep thinking about that quilt with the Liberty's.....

Next stop was Somerset Patchwork. Although very different this shop was also quite overwhelming (for two lovers of repros) as it was full of reproduction fabrics arranged by colour...where to start here??? We both ended up with last months fabric pack of 1800's which contained lots of the Vicksburg range, brown and blues. I also signed up for the mail outs which are 16x 10" squares bi-monthly as well as assorted 20cm lengths some eighths and a couple of packs of the previously mentioned poison green and cheddars.

Oh did I forget to say.........


this was the very first thing we saw in the front window.....I fell in love with this very antique looking quilt from Kaye England's Back Home Again fabric range available as a kit or BOM.
Guess what Santa might be putting under my christmas tree....

BTW if you haven't jumped over to Kerry's blog yet hop on over as she is having a Christmas giveaway...but you have to be quick it ends tomorrow.

6 comments:

Lurline's Place said...

Oh, Bernadette! You are funny - you sound like an alcoholic - we'll have to be Fabricaholics together! Great shopping - going back to check out the antiquey one now - love your blue/brown - not at all masculine - fresh and modern!
Hugs - Lurline!

Julia said...

Oh dear, Looks like I'm in ggod company with you and Lurline...I'm a fabricaholic too!
Love the antiquey quilt, and your aqua and brown quilt will be gorgeous...those colours go so well together..
Hugs ♥

Lesley said...

I too am a Fabricaholic, don't bother to try and save me I'm in heaven :).

Love the new quilt your doing and I'm green with envy that you went to Amitie I've wanted to go there since they opened. Have a Merry Christmas.

Lissa Jane said...

I think we should have a fabricologist anonymous society...
at least fabric isn't fattening... (definately thins the wallet!!)

our shabby cottage said...

What a lovely day you must have had. I love the aqua and brown colours together!

Jackie said...

I love the chocolate brown and blue together! Very nice!

Since there isn't a recovery program for Fabricaholics, I guess you'll have to continue to suffer from your disease! :)