Yesterday I told you that I stopped at the quilt shop in New Hampton, Iowa, Quilter’s Window. I didn’t tell you what I found though.
First off…I need to tell you if I have any luck at the thrift store. The answer…YES. I did.
They ended up boxing up all the shirts I found. 30 in all. I take everything I find that is 100% cotton when I go.
As for black and white shirts…JACKPOT! I found FIVE. I never find that many. I’ve been looking for about two years now and I only find one here and there. It was a good karma day as that quilt is moving to the front burner. I’ll tell you more about that another day though.
As for the quilt shop…I bought a few things there too. I told you all that once I go off the fabric diet, it’s a bit of a struggle for me to get back on there.
Here’s what I bought….
Yes. I couldn’t pass by the white based neutrals.
I love anything with words or a bit of color. I love the stars and the graff paper. The one with words second from the left is actually a Christmas fabric but I don’t care. I’ll use it in anything.
My favorite was this one…Don’t you love it? If you went to libraries in the olden days and saw the dates stamped on the library cards they looked so much like this. I adore the fabric.
I snagged some food fabric. I’ve recently worked on the food quilt for my lady that comes in and teaches the childcare kids Farm to Table. Jean gave me a kit to make it and I thought I would look for fabric and gift her some back. I found seven on this day.
I did get a couple pieces for the mystery quilt. I’m being pretty picky with what I select. I could still use a few more pieces but if I don’t find them, I think I have enough to manage. I just like LOTS of variety.
It was fun to go to the shop and see all there is. I am glad that I don’t go to shops regularly though. I would be so tempted.
I’m giving myself until the new year and the mystery quilt is done…then I think I better go back to the fabric diet. This has been getting expensive…but I’ve been having fun and as Karl would tell me, “Treat yourself”.