Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Retail therapy

It's been raining buckets most of the week, calling for some retail therapy. I don't want to sound "materialistic," but here are the bright and bold fabric cuts I bought yesterday that have added much needed color to the day.

I got them at Island Quilter on Vashon Island, which carries a HUGE selection of Kaffe Fassett and other bright fabric lines.

Also on the island, I picked up this book of art by R.C. Gorman, whose colors are my colors.

Earlier in the week I went on a field trip to Martingale Press with about 10 ladies from our quilt guild. Martingale, in Bothell near Seattle, publishes oodles of quilting and other craft books.

The grand finale of the trip was shopping in their discount room, where prices ranged from free to $7. I got all of these books plus the bag pattern, notecards and coasters for just under $40.

Back on the home front, where I'm listening to the wind howl and watching the water being whipped into white caps, I'm still hand embroidering squares for my next fractured circle quilt.

I might arrange them in a twirling, swirling layout something like this.

In other news from home, Julia visited last week and immediately scooped up Bunners, who seemed very happy to be back on Mom's shoulder. 

Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

All that color should make you happy!!! And the bunny is SO cute!!!!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Sounds like you have compiled a lot of goodies to help get you through the winter... good job! Love your fractured circles... mine languish in a bag since I have been busy filling orders, but hope to have them out soon! Hugs to Bunners... such a sweetie!

Pam said...

LOVE this post, Sherrie--all your gorgeous fabrics make me happy, too!

sonja said...

love the rhubarb Kaffe fabric, think i have one of the colorways' Am intrigued by bag pattern tho i have a bit of a hard time following block are wonderful!! look forward to the joinup!!!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Well, no excuses now, what with all that new fabric and those books/patterns! The art book looks very interesting - not someone I am familiar with. As for your circles - I'm rather liking the swirling arrangement - it makes them look like they are actually out in the water, perhaps even that wind whipped water you speak of.