I couldn’t resist sharing a few recent acquisitions. I’ve been pretty disciplined about buying fabric lately because I’m making a really concerted effort to use what I already have. (I’m trying to ‘shop the stash’ first.) But I’m always on the look-out for some good I-spy fabrics and those kitsch-y Japanese prints are my weakness.
These two are from Kerri’s Etsy shop. (I love shopping with Kerri and I always love her selection!) Check out these two storybook prints. I always crack-up at the German or French text on Japanese prints. And how can you not love those selvages?!
Finally, I love it when local quilt shops carry the Japanese prints – a: because it’s fun to see them and touch them in real life and b: if I do want some, I don’t have to pay shipping. There are a couple local shops that carry a good Japanese import selection but both are about 30 min away, so I don’t get there that often (which may not be a bad thing. lol.)
Anyway, I happened to be in the area of Material Girls in South Jordan, Utah one Saturday and found this awesome print from Caramel Town by Lecien. Oh dear, I love this. The best part? It was 25% off that day. As was everything else in the store . . . and that’s when I succumbed. Not out of control, mind you, but cash was exchanged. And I’ll stop there.
If you are looking to loose a little restraint yourself, Anna at Crafty Girls Workshop is offering a 10% discount with the discount code ‘smartquilter’. She’s got more Dream On Charm Packs too. I’m just saying . . .