Thought I'd show the fabrics I bought at Troy on Sunday.
This beautiful Dragonfly fabric has a rich blue background and a touch of metallic gold on the maroon, green, brown, and blue dragonflies. My sister and I shared a bolt of this same print on a tan background from a previous shopping trip. She couldn't go with me this time so I thought I'd surprise her with the blue version!!! I think she's going to love it.
I have the whole collection of this fabric line. I have plenty of the prints with frogs and since it has now been discontinued, I wanted to make sure I have plenty of this coordinating fabric to cut kits for a quilt class using this fabric.
This is another one of my clearance bargains!!! I love these white dots printed on a mottled yellow background. One of my clients fell in love with this when I used it on the back of her Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. She had used yellow for the centers of the flowers and this was perfect on the back. The whole quilt looked bright and sunny. I'm sure you can understand why I couldn't let this last bolt sit all alone on the shelf when I knew I might not be able to find it again!!!
I was sooo happy to find this bolt on a clearance rack!!! I drink a lot of coffee and have collected many "coffee themed" fabrics. This dark brown fabric has several coffee related terms printed in various blue-green fonts. This will be perfect for the backing of a quilt, table topper, place mats, table runners or even a pair of curtains.
This picture does not do justice to this beautiful, swirly blue and yellow print. Blue and yellow are two of my favorite colors. A friend once told me that blue and yellow together are used in French Country decorating. That makes it sound a little fancier, doesn't it? This was not on the clearance or the discontinued shelves but was too pretty to pass up!
This print was not a discounted piece either but it is striking!!! The bright lime green and soft green design is printed on a solid black background. It is an eyecatching piece with many possibilities.
I also picked up a few bolts of tone-on-tone prints. I use these often and think they add a very attractive "texture" to quilting. They're very appealing to the eye. I seldom, if ever, use solid white anymore. There are many tone-on-tone prints to choose from so I picked up a variety of them. One with dots and a couple of floral prints. The tone-on-tone I'm trying to show you here was my find of the day!!! There are white ribbons printed on this white fabric!!! I am doing some work on quilts for cancer and this is the perfect print to be used in all of these projects. Each cancer has its own color and this fabric can be used with any or all of them!!! This was the last bolt in the warehouse but I was sooo thrilled to find it that I ordered two more bolts so I won't run out any time soon.
All in all, it was a great shopping trip and I am very glad I went even though I had to go alone this time!