So, I debated about the title of the post today. I decided to go with fabric confessions, because when I told a friend about my recent fabric purchases, I said “I have a fabric confession to make!” and she thought that should be a sidebar on my blog (or at the very least a recurring theme, which I’m sure it will be. Or already is…). At any rate, I also wanted to call this one “I’m in love!!!”
Last week a fellow blogger made the decision to part with some of her lovely fabric, and held a sale through her etsy shop. She made it known that she’d be letting go of some fabric in very high demand, and the part I was MOST interested in was the flea market fancy she’d be listing for sale. From before I even started sewing, I loved this fabric. I had seen it used in a number of projects, mostly in newer quilting books I had read, and with no knowledge of the fabric world (or designers, or fabric lines, etc.) I knew I loved this fabric. So, when I began to quilt and purchase fabric regularly, I kept my eye out for that simple print with those cute little seeds, or the little flowers or the geometric prints that I loved. I knew if I kept watch I’d find them eventually, and it didn’t take too long for me to realize they were out there– and they were out of print and in high demand. I had resigned myself to the fact I’d have to move on and enjoy other lines of fabric (um, which I found so easy to do!) but flea market fancy still felt like the one that got away. I realize this is ridiculous, but sometimes fabric can make you do crazy things! So, when I knew there might be a chance of acquiring some FMF of my own, I decided to keep tabs on the sale and if I had the opportunity, jump on it.
And then, there it was. One listing in the etsy shop for a layer cake of FMF– including a good number of the prints from the line. I virtually put it in my cart and checked out so fast I didn’t even see the price until after I agreed to buy it. And although it was a good bit of money, I decided it was well spent because I am so ready to turn this pile of fabric into a quilt I want to sleep under for a long, long time.