If you've visited me here before, you might know I made a resolution to not buy any new fabric in 2012, unless it was specifically requested by someone who needed something very specific. I intended that to apply to charity quilts and special requests only, and even then only if absolutely necessary.
But then I ran out of batting.
Already you can see where this is headed, right?
A few days ago I posted about a little hexagon baby quilt I wanted to make. The pattern I came up with would have a green background and pink flowers -- dark pink centers with light pink petals. I mentioned in that post the challenge of finding enough coordinating greens in my stash, especially since greens are so hard to match.
So yesterday I was at Joann's to buy batting. And only batting. With a 50% off coupon.
On my way to the register, I noticed this sweet little bundle, which had 2 lovely greens (and 3 lovely blues). It was 30% off. Did I mention I also had a "20% off your entire purchase" coupon?
My 9 year old daughter - who knows I'm trying hard not to buy fabric - was with me. As I was
caressing looking at this little bundle, she leaned over and said, "Don't worry Mom, I won't tell anyone. You deserve it." I *so* love that kid!
I knew those 2 little fat quarters wouldn't be enough for my entire background, but I did have some green at home already. Then I saw one other single FQ in a pretty paisley. OK, it's just one more, right?
Oh my gosh, they had purple bundles too! I had toyed with the idea of doing green and purple for the background of the quilt and how sweet are those?? And hey, I don't want to break the fast more than once, so I might as well enjoy it now, right?
Wait, a Fat Eights of pinks? That would be enough to do *all* the hexie flowers for the quilt. Lights and darks. They look so nice with the green and purple, too. And come on... how often do I find a 30% off sale *and* have a 20% off everything coupon?
I can probably stop adding commentary now, since you probably realize by now this is not going to end anytime soon....
A few more light pinks for the petals, just in case.
Just to be on the safe side with the darker pink....
What does a beige FQ bundle have to do with the hexagon baby quilt you ask? Not a thing. But at this point, I was already so far over the line it didn't seem to matter, really.
One last fun little bundle because, well, it had a ladybug on it. No other reason is required.
In case you're wondering what a a "Fabric Fast" looks like, well.... here you go.
~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~