Fabric Heaven

Hi, my name is Rachael, and I am an addict.

A fabric addict that is.

I can’t get enough of it. I spend hours looking through pages and pages of fabrics and no matter how often I tell myself I’m not going to order any more fabric, I always order more fabric.

There are just so many possibilities! So many colours and patterns that I love. I’m intoxicated by all the choice and next minute, my credit card is getting another pounding.

And that’s exactly what happened a week or so ago. I went on to Fabric.com ‘just to have a look’ and ended up ordering Christmas fabric, 3 soft book panels and a matching jelly roll and charm pack.

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It’s lucky my husband and I have settled on an agreement that serves us both. He gets a monthly golf membership, and I get fabric money. We’re pretty frugal on most other things and don’t go out a lot or drink, smoke or gamble, so we figure this expenditure is our little reward for all our hard work.

And I do have plans for all of this fabric.

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Woodland Quilt

I recently became totally OBSESSED with the Lecien Woodland fabrics.

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I hunted far and wide just to get as many of the fabrics from the theme as I could find, with no real clue what I was going to do with them.

Eventually I had all the options available locally, without going online and buying more fabric, so I decided it was time to bring them together into a quilt.

It can be a little tricky sometimes to use a full theme of fabrics, so I decided to break things up a bit with some other coordinating fabrics.

Even then, it was a bit of a mission placing everything so the fabrics would show themselves off and not end up looking like a busy mess.

After a LOT of moving square after square after square trying to get exactly the right combination, I realised it would never happen and decided I was pretty happy with what I had in front of me.

Time to stitch it all together.

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