Wednesday, October 01, 2008

BUNDLE OF JOY



Last week I drove north across the James River to Newport News and went to Nancy's Calico Patch. They have the new Windham line of fabric in by Nancy Gere. It is called COLONIES: CHEDDAR AND POISON GREEN. 1830-1860. I may have bought a little of one bolt or another, but when they pointed out the Fat Quarter bundles I was hooked. What is it about those beautiful little rolls of coordinated fabric that speak to me? I have a few bundles waiting patiently on the shelf in my sewing room nestled in with a dozen charm packs. I haven't opened them because I have so many "scraps" that I should use first. I really don't want to turn them loose in my cluttered sewing room. They are so tidy and perfect. More like a decoration, really. Or maybe a very well behaved pet! I do caress them and even play with them. I may even talk to them on occasion and say, "you are so pretty"! Yes, a very well behaved pet! You can see why I don't want to turn them loose in my sewing room. The other inhabitants are so untamed and wild. I don't think my lovely fat quarter bundles are quite ready to fend for themselves yet. I'll just coddle them a while longer.

17 comments:

Paula said...

You do have a precious bundle of joy there. Who cares if you just handle and look at them for a while longer. You bought them to enjoy them....whether they are in a quilt or not!

Connie W said...

I totally relate. The photo is so pretty.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Lol, very pretty fabrics!

sewprimitive karen said...

They're fun to make, too!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You take care of the little bundle, it will be all grown up and running amok before you know it! ;)

Darcie said...

What a pretty little setting! Who would want to mess that up?! lol I love your analogy. How true...I can totally relate!

Liz said...

Okay Marcie, you are going to have to e-mail me and tell me exactly what is a 'fat quarter'?? And what exactly can you do with one?

corry said...

What a lovely bundle that is!

Libby said...

I bet they never chew up your slippers or have an accident on the living room rug either *S*

Shasta said...

Your quilt in the previous post is coming along quite beautifully. I too like to intersperse cutting and piecing.
Those rolls and fat quarter packs are always packaged so prettily, I too have a hard time cutting into them. They just look so bad afterwards!

Gretchen said...

Your post made me smile and laugh--I completely understand those cute little bundles except mine are all over my sewing room. It's fun to rediscover them when I'm looking for something else LOL!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What is it about those little fat quarters packaged together that makes it so hard to take them apart! Even though I was all of my fabric I put off washing those. :) blessings, marlene

Judy said...

You went north top Nancy's and I went south to What's your Stitch and Stuff! Cool fabric I got some from Z&S~!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I have little bundles of fabric like that too! I was just going through some tonight looking for some colors but couldn't bring myself to pull them apart!

Carole said...

I can totally relate! I love to fondle fabric! Cheers!

cq4fun said...

I love poison green! That's a great line. Lucky you to have a bundle!

Mary said...

I'm a sucker for fat quarter bundles and usually manage to find at least one when I'm home visiting Mom. We always stop in at Nancy's to see what's new.