The first was bought on Black Friday. I watched people on the news getting into scuffles for a flat screen tv and wondered how people could work themselves into such a frenzy. Then on my twitter feed I saw Eternal Maker's 15% off everything Black Friday deal and just had to join in. This is an Aurifil Basics Collection and as many of the threads are so muted they can be used to quilt lots of different projects. The pink you see was not in the original collection, but the lady phoned me to say they had sold out of one of the greys so she let me choose something else instead. Baby pink is always going to be useful for me. I've already made a start with one of the threads, but I know it will take me a while to use them all.
This rather large collection of Christmas fabrics is by Lynette Anderson and is called Candy Cane Angels. I was pondering whether to buy these fabrics for a while and finally decided to take the plunge. There are 25 fabrics in total and there is a fat eighth of each, which is enough to make a nice Christmas quilt, but not too much as to feel overwhelmed with Christmas fabrics. These colours are so muted for me, but I think I can make something really cute with these and I think I am going to keep the colours in their three groups, though I have no other design ideas than that at the moment.