Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fabric Purchases in Houston

It's difficult to go to Houston and NOT buy anything.  I do have to say though, that this year (my third) was the year that I purchased less in quantity and dollar amount.

One of the items I had on my "look for" list was neutral fabrics to add to my neutral stash.  I love a great neutral and for me they need to have some design on them.  This design can be subtle or not-so-subtle.  I particularly was keeping my eye out for neutrals with writing or text (legible or not) on them.  Sadly there was not much in that category.  Here is what I did get for neutrals. Most of these are fat quarters, and a couple or more are half yards.

My major splurge was a purchase from Wendy Richardson.  I think I've bought some fabric from her every year I've been to Houston.  These are both one-yard pieces.  She purchases commercial fabrics and over dyes them.  What you see here is just a small portion and the two fabrics have a lovely range of dyed color running throughout.

Another fabric designer that I've heard a lot about lately, and many friends were stopping by her booth, is Marcia Derse.  She creates lovely fabrics and here are the three I decided to purchase.

I also purchased a cone of Superior thread in a variegated neutral.  I use this color a lot on my neutral backgrounds.  They have another neutral that I also use that is a bit more gray in tone and after I got home, I saw (from looking at what I have left) that I should have purchased one of those too.  Oh well....there's always mail order.

In my next post I'll share more of my purchases.  Hope you are having a wonderful day!


  1. Great purchases. i will look for the vendor who overdyes things when I go next year.

    I have a question. Is there going to be another Twelve by Twelve challenge?

  2. Hi Terri - as my first trip to Houston I bought a litte more than you ;) I also am always on the lookout for neutrals and I wish I had seen some of the ones you found. I also spent a bundle at Superior threads - about the only brand that I buy now adays - just really good quality and I love their Tut colors. Can't wait to see what else you bought.

  3. oooh I am liking those Wendy Richardson fabrics - nice choices!

  4. Great selections, Terri! I was photographing my Marcia Derse fabric for a post. I got that same black with green circles!

  5. I think all the Twelves purchased from Marcia Derse. Perhaps our next series will be the MD series!

  6. Your fabric acquisitions are beautiful. I immediately envisioned them in your wonderful work. Glad to know you like Superior threads as I have never tried them but follow their newsletters. Wonderful weekend dear...


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