Sunday, February 24, 2008

Easter Dress and my first Japanese

I think this is going to be miss Miriam's Easter dress. The one pictured is the one I'm hoping to make. Its just so sweet! I also love the yellow one, its very Annie don't you think? Please God let it be warm on Easter or I'm going to have to scramble for a little jacket for her. 

I bought my first Japanese fabric the other day! Sorry I borrowed this picture, I was too lazy to take a pic of mine I'm watching the Oscars hoping to see Elsa in the background. I was in my local quilt store the other day and I heard one of the older ladies working in the store mentioning how they got 3 bolts of fabric from Japan awhile ago and they hadn't sold very well. I was starting to silently freak out! I ran over there and casually asked where they were and there it was! The cutest fabric! Hello! Why didn't I know about this!? I informed the sales lady that Japanese fabric was all the rage and I had NO idea why it wasn't selling!? I got 1/2 a yard in the light blue background. SO CUTE! 

THEN...I was at the Richmond Home Show yesterday where I met the local Bernina Shop lady. I didn't catch her name but she was really sweet. I walked up and said, "Sell me on a Bernina, please!" I could tell she wanted to be my friend! Yeah, my dream machine is like 3 grand. Dream on. Is the automatic thread cutter worth it?  Seams like it to me. Anyways, Bernina lady told me that there is shop in town called The Quilt Man and he is known for carrying Japanese fabric! Why did no one tell me this either!!?? Well, guess where I am going this week? The Bernina store and The Quilt Man! Sorry Joyce, if your reading this don't worry I still love Quilting Adventures more (I just want a Bernina and more Japanese fabric)! In fact Bernina lady said that there is no way she could compete with Quilting Adventures in fabric so she doesn't even try. 


  1. Hey Kirsten,
    Thanks so much for the praise! I do want to warn you however, before you make the trek up to the Quilt Man, that what we sell is imported Japanese fabrics, whereas he carries mostly oriental style fabrics. He has a wonderful selection of them, and a great selection of thirties reproductions, I would recommend the trip, but I just don't want you to be disappointed as they can look very different. Hopefully, we will be getting more of these fabrics in the future, so keep checking back. :) I can't wait to see the dress for Miriam!!


  2. Kirsten, what is the pattern number? that is a really cute dress!

    and imagine finding japanese fabric at an actual store - i'm jealous!

  3. That is the cutest dress- I like the yellow as well.

  4. Uh oh! Be careful, that stuff is truly addictive! lol.

  5. Really cute pattern and I love this kiddie fabric too.