Overcome by fabric lust once again. Totally captivated (make that seduced) by a new line of fabrics.

I like to support my local quilt shops, buying a yard here, a couple yards there of fabrics I really like, ones that I am quite certain will wind up in quilts or other sewn items some day. They may spend several years in my stash but the idea really is to use them. I don’t go on spending sprees very often, especially online, so when it does happen, it catches me by surprise.

This latest episode of yielding to temptation? It all started a couple weeks ago when I opened the weekly email newsletter from Hawthorne Threads and saw this group of fabrics from Camelot Cottons among the new lines featured:

Paradise Alisse Courter Camelot-001

Designed by Alisse Coulter, the line of fabrics is called Paradise, and I fell for it immediately.

Here’s another look at the fabrics displayed in this wheel on the Camelot Cottons website:

Paradise by Camelot Cottons-001
Something about the colors and designs reeled me in. The pink and orange feels fresh combined with dark purple and gray; the florals, leaves, and medallions strike me as whimsical yet sophisticated. This fabric makes me happy just to look at it. I had to have some!

But which ones to get? And how much of each? Without a specific project in mind, I was in a quandary. I didn’t want to wait too long to decide in case there was a run on the fabric and I missed out completely. In the end, I picked 12 of the 18 fabrics in the line, getting a yard of some and two yards of others. I made myself stop when I got to 20 yards.

Today’s mail brought my (heavy) box of fabric from Hawthorne Threads. Oh, what fun it was to open it! Here are my pretty new fabrics, all laid out on my ironing board to admire:

Paradise fabrics

Would you please excuse me now? I need to go pet this fabric.




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13 Responses to Seduced

  1. Cathy says:

    Dearest Dawn!
    I know how you feel and yes, those are truly lovely fabrics! How hard it must have been to stop at 12!!! I recently remodeled my sewing room and now my fabric is on open shelves. I pet it every day! Congrats on your haul!!! Enjoy!

  2. Vickie says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I am really drawn to the small leaf prints especially the green one. Spree on!

    • Dawn says:

      That’s actually a gray, Vickie. The color is “iron.” The true color was probably affected by the overhead light but it does have a green cast.

  3. Kristi says:

    Good choices. I will be eagerly awaiting the reveal of your quilt, using these fabrics (no pressure)!

  4. Virginia Hammon says:

    Lovely and what fun to have such a selection! I know the feeling!

  5. Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Can’t wait to see what you will make!

  6. Colleen says:

    They are gorgeous Dawn. I have to admit I am taken by surprise by the preponderance of pink!

  7. char quiroz says:

    They ARE beautiful and can see you petting them….

  8. Diane says:

    Now Nubs I am no psychologist, but your altruism to “support” fabric shops by buying a yard or two here and there sounds an awful lot like a heaping dose of rationalization! Then to succumb to 12 of 18 fabrics offered in one collection sounds to me like a full blown addiction! Then to say your intention is to use everything you purchase sounds pretty much like denial – your stash could keep 10 quilters busy 24/7 for the next 20 years!!

  9. Diane says:

    Ohmigosh, my teasing post was supposed to be punctuated with a winking face with hearts for eyes so everyone would know I wasn’t serious! But, yes, the fabrics are amazing!!

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