Friday, April 30, 2010

How Much Is Enough?

Thank you for your kind words on the t-shirt quilts.  Tricia, from Notes of Sincerity (one of my favorite blogs) asked me what pattern I use and I wanted to share the one above.  I have a couple, including this one, and it's an excellent source for just $10.53 on Amazon.

Today I am asking you, how much is enough?  One of my favorite sources for fabric (besides Shabby Fabrics) is the Fat Quarter Shop.  I couldn't stand it any longer and purchased the bundle above.  It's called "Hankie Club" and yes, the fabric looks like vintage handkerchiefs.   Can you believe it?  I'm hoping you can suggest a pattern for me as I want to showcase the fabric and make it vintagey too.

This one is just about as close to fabric euphoria as it gets for me.  It's not out until June.  I haven't even cut into Flower Sugar I yet.

Verna has been on my wish list for a while now, but I do have to purchase food to feed the family so I'll have to wait.  It's not like I don't have any fabric, honestly.  What happens to us when we see fabric?  It's a feeling, for a crafter, that is unexplainable.

Bird Talk is off limits to me too, but wouldn't it make a great summer quilt?  Stop by the Fat Quarter Shop and check out all the goodies.  Again I ask you, how much is enough?

Be blessed,


  1. You are most likely asking the wrong people! :) There is just never enough beautiful prints to have & to hold. I'll have to check out the hankie fabric. My favorite section to browse is the 'coming soon' section!

  2. I know, just when you think you have all the fabric you need and they can't make anything prettier, they do! And I have to have it. I do love fatquartershop!

  3. I am addicted to fabric haha! Ok I've never made a quilt before but I love your blog so much (your's and I Love Pretty Little Things are my favorites!!) and I love looking at your quilts... and lately I find myself wanting to make one. So this might be a dumb question haha but can I make a quilt with a sewing machine? I should look into making one because I would love to make something special for my daughters! :) I'm going to get in trouble on haha!

  4. The hankie print fabrics sound lovely....I can't think of it's right name, but what about a basket pattern? Happy crafting, Jenny

  5. I don't thing "enough" should be in a quilter's vocabulary :D

    All these lines of fabic look wonderful.

  6. Enough?


    Oh, Renee, I WISH that we Could say "Enough"
    There is just too much of a weakness, or possibly addiction to truly say "Enough", and mean it!

  7. Me again-
    I figured out the pattern. I guess I didn't need 10 more yards of piping. :) Silly Me...Just a day in the life of Joyce. :)

  8. Oh so much beauty!! It calls to you doesn't it?
    I am on the waiting list for the Flower Sugar 2's arrival. I will pinch pennies for that beautiful fabric!
    Thank you so much for posting the instruction book for the tshirt quilts. I have a box of tshirts that belonged to my dad (who passed away 2 years ago) that I promised my step mom I would create into something special for her. I am so glad that I can do it now. :o)
    Thank you for your sweet words. :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  9. Oh my, I do love the beautiful florals. Yesterday I dropped my son at the local college for a tour, and of course I had time on my hands. Two quilt shops within range, so I did pay them a visit. And helped the economy too :-) Please stop by my blog and vote for my friend. Have a great weekend!

  10. Beautiful collection of fabric! There is something so soothing about going to the fabric store, feeling each bolt, and dreaming about all the possiblities that await! I guess "enough" is when you just aren't sewing anything from fabric you have purchased!!!???

    I have quite a large stash of fabric. My mom and mom-in-law have given me stuff from their collection. I actually try to use what I have before venturing out to buy new supplies. I try to be resourceful...:) Sometimes it is hard to resist buying new beautiful fabric though!

  11. I don't think you can EVER have enough ;) I love your collection of fabrics!

  12. You are one busy bee my friend...I wish I had half your energy!!! Hugs for a great weekend. xoxo

  13. As a quilter, I can never have enough. I always want what's new.
    Back when I started quilting, you really had to hoard what little good quilting fabric and patterns you could find. Now I can't seem to break that train of thought. I will never be able to use all I have, but that doesn't keep me from trying.
    And...thanks for the new temptations. Love all those you pictured and don't have a one of them...yet.

  14. I am in love with FLower Sugar two! The colors are so gorgeous. How much is enough? I'll let you know when I figure it out:>)


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