Monday, September 9, 2013

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET.....



My husband doesn't even know my dirty secret....

My best friends don't even know, neither do my sisters.

Missour Star Quilt Co. might have an inkling...my sister Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
might have some sort of idea.....

Who would have thought?

It is all in this box plus another.





My heart exclaimeth "What Joy you Bring me"


 
Moda, Benartex, Riley Blake,Windham fabrics, RJR fabrics, how do I love thee?????


Stray charm squares from various projects...

 Samoan charm squares..... my hands shaketh, my heart leapths at the thought of these squares.

In the silence of the night I hit buy on my keyboard and that is when I know in a few days these
charm squares will be at my door.
 
I love the sales at Missouri Star Quilt Co....in fact, I just purchased another charm pack today (oh...shhhh.....no one is suppose to know).
 
This does not count the countless packs I have given away.
 
You ask me what I do with these squares?  Pet them....smell them...pet them again....
 
Do I have plans for them???
 
You bet.
 
I made this with one pack!
 
 and this using Missour Star Quilt Co. tut  for pinwheels

 and this turkey took two squares for the feathers, one for the heart.

 
Oh the things one can do with charm squares.....and if nothing comes to mind...just sit and pet them.
 
Life is good!!!
 

35 comments:

Debi said...

Awesome Barb, they all look fantastic!

andsewon said...

I hear a sista!! Got me a couple shoe boxes full!

Suzan said...

I also have a bit of a charm square addiction! I just ordered 10 packs when they were 6.90 at Green Fairy Quilts, ordered more from Missouri Star and finally picked some up at our LQS the other day. I am doing a Christmas table runner using the Missouri Star Quilt Company pinwheel tutorial. Love their tutorials!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you are my kind of girl! We buy for the pure fun! However, I love what you did with yours!

julieQ said...

Want to let you in on my secret? I am love with scraps!! We all have this little fabric secret, LOL!

Jean said...

Hmmmm I think many of have your addiction to fabrics of one size or another. I don't buy many precuts, but love all fabrics!

Carrie P. said...

your post made me smile. charms are fun to work with.

Teresa in Music City said...

I always pass up charm squares because I don't know what I would do with them. I think I need to hang around with you :*) Charm squares are a lot less expensive than yardage LOL!!!

Bev S said...

You are not right. At least everyone knows my secret. I look at it everyday.

Tammy said...

ummm...thats a nice "dirty little Secret" thanks for shareing it with me ....I say hey as long as its not harming anyone go for it...It makes you happy and fabric petting and coveting is a great habit compared to say other nasty habits like buying illegal drugs or porn.. but they probabably never run those on sale in the middle of the night and I'm sure You would never have those bad habits anyway when you could be petting fabric at a fraction of the cost and it can last forever if you let it and keep it hidden.........lol and it usually doesn't land you in the slammer..

Rhonda said...

Ssssssssssshhhhhhh! Your secret is safe with me. I'm sure no one else is the wiser......hehehehe

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Haha! Looks like a lot of fun in them there boxes !

Linda said...

HELLO,what a Great Post today!
Yes,I'm the same way!!!
Thanks for sharing again!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Fiona said...

shhhhh.... now all the hubbies will know where to look!!
Hugz

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh yes, THAT secret! I have it too and it's delicious but shhhh, don't tell anyone! ;)

MGM

Gene Black said...

Hmm.. I have some little precious pets stashed away too.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a cute turkey!

Needled Mom said...

I love the charm packs too. It's nice to know that I am not alone.

SewCalGal said...

You have a great "investment portfolio". You've just inspired me to invest more in charm squares. Love seeing what you have created with them. And, thanks for letting me know about a sale. I've been hunting for deals on the internet tonight.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sandra said...

I have that little secret to.i just made a sewing machine cover with one. I love them but have a hard time giving them up. They are the only way I can afford to have all the fabrics I want. You have made some lovely things with these five inch charms.

Lynn said...

What a pretty box of loveliness!

suemac said...

I have a few small plastic bins full. They are fun to use in projects.

Joanne Lendaro said...

great post...

barb said...

I could not imagine getting a box of goodies as full as this one. Be careful petting fabric, it is very addictive. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Hello - my name is Michelle and I'm addicted to charm squares. You are not alone but I love how you hide them!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I can so relate (except with yarn)!! That box is FULL of glorious beauty and lots of opportunity! You have made such beautiful things with your other squares... you certainly deserve MORE! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Wendy said...

I am so glad to see that I am not the only one with this tiny little secret! I love charm packs and have a small collection of them. And they are so versatile when using them.

Vickie said...

HaHa, I can so relate to your post. I have the same hidden secrets. ;)

Wacky Woman said...

Boy you struck a chord with this post. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pre cuts. Just took a class with Jenny Doan using Rollie Pollies. Loved each moment of the class.

Ivory Spring said...

You are so cute with your secrets! :) I have no doubt you will be able to charm your DH with those charm-pack projects. :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Now the Cat is out of the Bag and we all know!!! All the fabric is being purchased by you. No wonder the economy is doing so well!!! Giggles....You go girl...as long as you keep using em' I say it is just wonderful that you keep buyin' them.

Hugs
Kelly

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I hope everything is okay. Have not seen a post in a while. Have you gone into hiding??

KaHolly said...

What a 'charming' post!! I must admit, I've collected a few!

Lesley said...

Oh Barb, I love this post! I am so glad I am not the only one who hits that "purchase" button in the middle of the night! Enjoy your new treasures...love what you do with them.Especially love that pinwheel quilt!

Lesley said...

I loved reading this post! I am so glad I am not the only one that clicks on the "purchase" button late at night! Can't wait to see what you do with your treasure trove. I love the projects you showed us today...especially the pinwheel quilt!