Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Recently I made a gift for a co-worker's daughter who loves Hello Kitty.  In searching for the 'right' fabric I made my way to three local quilt shops.  First, the Cotton Ball and with loads of gorgeous batiks and traditional fabrics, alas, no Hello Kitty to be found.

Second I went to Betty's Fabrics, a shop in the next town.  Betty's is not a quilt shop but serves quilters in addition to carrying garment and upholstery/decorator fabrics. Well let me tell you I was not surprised to find Hello Kitty fabric there, but  was tickled to find that the only one was KISS Hello Kitty! I had no idea!

Hmmm, cute but not exactly what I need for this project. 

Third was Beverly's Fabrics and I found a sweet ladybug-themed fabric that was 'just right'!

The result was this bag.  Of course I could not fathom giving only the bag so a Hello Kitty beanie baby was added (she's holding a cupcake, how cute is that?!)...and a pillow and blanket for the beanie baby too.

There is a fat quarter of the ladybug Hello Kitty fabric remaining and three additional pink fat quarters were added! 

If you are interested in receiving them just leave a comment by February 1 about what you would make with them.  Maybe something heart-themed for Valentine's Day? Add them to your current project?  It could be anything!  Winner will be selected February 2.  Please make sure there is a way to get in touch with you in case you are the winner. 

I am excited to have the opportunity to go to Road to California this week and will happily share photographs to the extent possible...so stay tuned for major eye candy coming here soon!


  1. How cute! I think they would make a very adorable bag.

  2. Your mention of Beverly's brought back so many memories. I used to vacation in SLO when my mother-in-law was alive and lived there. I loved trips to Beverly's. I would add these fabrics to a scrap quilt I'm making for my grandaughter. She is learning her colors so I have to have all the colors in it, including pink. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. I have 2 baby quilts to make for my twin great-nieces and I think the fabric would work just fine.

  4. I think they would be a great start for pillowcases for my Grand daughters.

  5. These fabrics would make cute zipped pouches - or journal covers!