Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I’M SO EXCITED
I’M ABOUT TO LOSE CONTROL
AND I JUST CAN’T HIDE IT!!! ;-)

Late last week my Sweetie and I stopped by my nearest quilt store to exchange some batting. While we were there the shop owner told me that she had one fat quarter bundle of Allspice Tapestry by Fig Tree Designs/Moda and had it set aside just for me (does she know me, or what????) I got super excited and told her to please hold it till later this week as I needed to put aside some “play money” – she said “no problem, see you next week”. My Sweetie immediately offered to buy it for me but I said, “no, that’s OK, I’ll come back next week”. Needless to say I skipped out of the store with excitement. WooHoo! Believe me when I tell you I thought about that bundle of fat quarters all week end. They are truly gorgeous.

Then today I was going to go run a couple of errands – the bank, the grocery store, etc. As I was leaving my Sweetie handed me his VISA and told me to please stop by the quilt store and buy that bundle for myself. I still said, “No, that’s OK” – the man was insistent so I obliged and stopped by to purchase it.

Since I brought it home I have carried it from room to room so I could fondle it. Did I mention that I really do love it? That same Sweetie was teasing me and said that he needed to get a picture of me holding it (carrying it around) to post on my blog. Yes, he’s a regular reader and a "keeper"!

Now, the BIG search is on for a pattern.

39 comments:

Linda said...

You lucky duck, he's definately a keeper. What gorgeous fabrics. If you can't find the right pattern, send them here I'm sure I can come up with something....lol....

bettsy said...

I wonder if you will ever actually feel like cutting them. Still they look pretty just as they are. It reminds me of my daughter though - I bought some new wool and it is so soft she asked if she could take it to bed with her. Did you take your fabric to bed too, or just left it where you could see it the first thing when you woke up?

Leigh said...

Wow. They look gorgeous. Until you find just the right pattern they will make a lovely decoration in the house.
Your sweetie certainly does sound like a keeper!!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at that wonderful stack of fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

May Britt said...

What a man!!!!!!!!! And it looks like he understands what you need to be happy. This bundle is sooooo lovely. I understand why you are carrying it with you. Did you sleep with it too LOL Perhaps not, but I guess the bundle of fabrics was standing close to your bed

Laura in IA said...

I get it completely. You are a kindred spirit!

Anne said...

Oooh! Getting jealous here, *lol* That man sounds very much like a keeper! Wishing you lots of fun with the fabrics!

Susan said...

You know it makes him happy to see you happy. That's a beautiful line of fabric.

pamina said...

I understand you,these fabrics look wonderful !

The Calico Cat said...

Not sure why, but scrappy Dresden Plates came to mind right away...

KCQuilter said...

Those darn FQ bundles should be declared illegal!!! They are so adorable and addictive. Can't wait to see what they become!

Angie said...

You lucky, lucky girl!! :D It doesn't get any better than that, right?? :D Now, I need to see bigger, closer pics of the fabrics...they really do look too luscious to cut...just like my Flower Market bundle (that's still a BUNDLE ROFL). :D Can't wait to see what you decide to make with them. :)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous fabric! Maybe after this month is over ... maybe!

Lisa D. said...

Wow, lucky you, Darlene. Those fabrics have me drooling. I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them!

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG - yes, he's definitely a keeper. Lovely - can't wait to see what you do with it!

Carol said...

Those are some of the prettiest fabrics Fig Tree has ever done (in my humble opinion)...I'll look forward to what pattern you pick out.

PamKittyMorning said...

I think this collection is the prettiest of theirs yet.

PamKittyMorning said...

I think this collection is the prettiest of theirs yet.

Nancy said...

OOH! I'd be excited too. Those colors are luscious. Can't wait to see what you do with them. And can't wait for June 1st so I can see if I can find some for myself. LOL!

Judy said...

I wish my shop made bundles like that...of course then I would spend way more than I should but what fun!!

Can't wait to see the project!

Nicole said...

Aaackk! You beat me to it! I would love to get into a dialog with you as to how best to use that fabric group. IMHO, it is the prettiest group in a long time and I can't wait to get my hands on a bundle!
And, by the way, your husband sounds like one in a million!

Nadine said...

WoooooooHoooooo !

Oh, I would have LOVED to see you ! What a treasure, Darlene ! (I mean, Ron, of course ! Lol)

ENJOY, dear ! And let us know about the pattern !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Libby said...

Mmmmm - whatever you decide, it will be yummy *s* You've got a great hubby there . . . hold on - he's a keeper.

Kim said...

He IS a keeper! Mine is similar but different. He recently used MY Visa card for his doctor's appointment copay, and he recently offered to take a photo of me for my blog. That was when I had stuck my new sewing chair cover on my head and told him I had made myself a really large quilted shower cap. Needless to say, I declined his offer.

Beth said...

Oh Darlene....How could you??? I'm trying to be sooo good since the first car payment on the new car comes due in about a week and I'm trying to curb my spending....But I am DROOLING!!!!
I want them....I want them....I want them!!! Hopefully my charm pack club will be sending that collection out sooner rather than later :)

I cannot wait to see what you make with these :)

computerpeach said...

What a great hubby! It is great when they "get" your hobby and understand your needs.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

He is a keeper...and I love how we all wander around holding and touching our new fabric. My DH says one day they'll find a cure for it, ....hope it's no time soon! Tracey

Sweet P said...

Yup, he's definitely a keeper. You're one lucky woman.

Connie said...

JUST WAY TOO COOL!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

What a sweet hubby. The fabrics are gorgeous.

Dawn said...

I just saw some of those today on a site and loved them! What a lucky lady. I picture you carrying the bundle around in a baby sling! Too funny!

Raedene said...

Beautiful Fabrics! I just bought Vintage Spool's Primavera pattern. I need your fabrics! Can't wait to see what you create with them.

Suze said...

Seems as though you got a great husband just like I did....

Isn't it wonderful to spend your life with someone so thoughtful?

atet said...

Oooh...lovely fabrics, and what a great sweetie!

Patti said...

Oh gad! That's absolutely gorgeous! I found a fat quarter bundle at the Fat Quarter Shop - that's a big collection and expensive! No, no Patti! - slapping hands here - remember your diet!

Patti said...

And what a keeper your DH is!

Wendy said...

A little bit of fabric and we are happy as a duck in water. Your bundle is gorgeous and what a luck duck you are to have a special guy.

joanna said...

I just discovered this post... a little late to the party I know. But I am just tickled pink that you are enjoying the new line!! I think its my favorite that we've done so far. I really can't wait to see what you do with it. You seem to be quite prolific, what an inspiration! If you ever do a challenge with any of our fabric lines, please let me know. I would love to join in if I can or at least blog about it!!

Keep me posted,
Joanna
www.figtreequilts.typepad.com

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Moda just makes it right for quilters. I bought the whole Sonnet bundle like that. I can't wait to work on it.

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