A couple of years ago at a fiber festival, I was introduced to Rabbits Lair. It’s a fabric/quilting shop located in downtown Rogers at the CUTEST old bank in the world. After a visit there last year with my mom, I fell in love. The fabric was floor to ceiling, the fat quarter were plentiful and the walls are lined with quilts that will blow your mind. It was that day that I thought I could one day be a quilter.
Since then I’ve lusted after quilts in Flickr sets, I’ve scoured websites for quilting patterns that looks easy enough to learn with but still had end results that wowed, and I’ve stalked Etsy shops with fabric that I had to have in my collection. However, it wasn’t until yesterday morning that I fell down the rabbit hole.
It really was an ugly scene. I took my sister and niece along because if you’re doing it in groups, it’s a social thing and not really some kind of “ism” – fat quarterism? Is that something I need to seek help for? I spent 2 hours walking around the shop. I added fat quarter upon fat quarter to my shopping back. I grabbed bolts of fabric off the shelves and had them cut just for me. I skipped around huging my new fabrics with glee and growled at those who were reaching for ones that I just had to add to my growing collection. It was an ugly, ugly scene.
I managed to make it out of there with enough quarters for 2 blankets and other fabric for a duvet cover… okay, okay and jelly rolls for more quilting projects. It kind of hurts to think about… a little. A stop at Hobby Lobby on the way home for thread and I’m ready to piece together my blanket tops. I’m not yet going to say quilt tops as I’m not going to quilt these together, but oh, they will be lovely. Big blocks of colors and patterns that make my tail wag. I’ll be cuddled on the couch with my new blankets in high style and hopefully within the next two weeks. I will not let this new hobby sit in bags, I will become the blanket from fat quarters master!