Last Friday February 3rd. I went with a quilting friend to an open house by Sandy Klop of American Jane Fabrics which she hosts quarterly at her home. It is fun to see her new fabric lines and see in person the sample quilts she has made from her fabrics designed for and manufactured by Moda. I was very restrained this trip in keeping with my 2017 quilting goals. I bought ½ yard each of these six blenders, an acceptable purchase, I rationalize, because it will go with and help me reduce my stash of oddball novelties.
I also bought a package of twelve 2½ inch strips in an orange colorway. For some reason orange has been calling to me of late and I have tentatively planned to use these strips in making another Mandala wall hanging this year (another 2017 goal) as I did in June 2015.
Lastly I loved a quilt Sandy Klop had made called the Americas. The yellow in particular had such a maize corn Aztec flavor. This stye would never fit in with my home decor but the tiny piecing and detail drew me in and I purchased the pattern to experiment with it in a different colorway. Also buying this pattern also inspired me to renew my efforts on my quilt from her Flying Circles pattern. My most recent post on this ongoing endeavor was January 11th.
I think I showed restraint this visit. I got to socialize and immerse myself among tables and baskets laden with fabrics. AND... in keeping with another 2017 quilting goal, I did not buy one single kit! I am very proud of me!