Fabric Questions & Frame Inspiration

I've been working on some sketches for an art quilt. Surprising, I know - especially since I don't know the first thing about sewing! But my muse has been yammering for more fabric arts. She's getting louder and louder - so before I undertake the holiday art, I'm going to try to make a small art quilt. I don't know who I'm trying to kid - anyone who knows me knows I don't do anything fast...it's taken me 3 days just to work on sketches! lol As soon as I can figure out my scanner again, I'll post pics of my sketches.

Which reminds me...what is the best way to purchase small pieces of a lot of different fabrics? I don't want to spend a lot - but I would like to have a nice variety to play with. I'm evidently not searching correctly because the smallest pieces I can find are either an eighth of a yard, or a fat quarter. Maybe that's not much? lol See? Told you I know nothing about sewing! I would really like to try a bunch of different fabrics - cottons, denim, linen, different silks...(have I mentioned how into silks I am right now??) but it has to be as cheap as possible. I would even be happy with "scraps" for lack of a better word. I want to fill my sketches out with different fabrics - like paper piecing. Maybe that's what quilting means? lol I'm shutting up before everyone figures out how truly clueless the Queen is on this matter!

Look for sketches in the next day or two. And posting ideas on good places to get fabric like that will certainly earn you points in the Royal Kingdom! :::hint, hint:::

While looking online tonight, I came across a shop I hadn't looked at in a long time, Scrap Lovers. They have some really great projects - and their prices aren't bad at all! (They beat the prices for scrapbook related things I've found on Ebay lately.) While checking out the shop's blog, slatawoh (Scrap Lovers AT A Work Of Heart...get it?) I came across a really cool frame kit they offer. Take a look here. I love it and can almost picture it hanging in the castle. I'm lovin' their style!

And hey...HEY I said...isn't anyone going to enter the contest?? I'm thinking maybe my feelings should be hurt - but since I've been gone for so long (and haven't announced to anyone I'm back to blogging, except the precious members of pARTs a la cARTe), maybe this is payback? Is everyone mad at me? Well...get over it! lol I want to give away a prize!! So make a link, post a comment, and WIN. It's so easy!

With that, Queenie will put down her soap box. :)
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