Last week on Thursday Izzy, my new dog, had to go in and get spayed. She’s doing good and not licking so no cone of shame for her. She’s resting…just what the doctor ordered.
The vet that I was working with is in Decorah, a half hour from my house. I had to make a trip there in the morning and a trip there to pick her up after she was ready to come home. I ended up stopping at Goodwill being I was in town and I’m so glad that I did. I can’t wait to show you what I found.
I got four bags of fabric. Typically I don’t find much at Goodwill and when I do, it’s higher priced than I want to pay. I still look and still hope that I’ll hit a jackpot there…and this day, I did. At least I think it was a jackpot. You’ll have to read the post and let me know it you would have bought the goodies.
Here they are…
The first bag was $2.
There are 20 of these blocks. There are other scraps that go with the fabrics used on this. I’m not sure if I’ll put this together and donate it or if I’ll pass it along to the Cresco Ladies. Either way, it was a deal for $2.
On any other day at Goodwill, this would have likely been $8.
The next bag was…$3. I knew there was fabric in this bag that I wouldn’t keep.
The top of the bag was flannel and I typically don’t make stuff with it. The dark piece in the middle top is 4 1/2 yards so I’ll save that for backing. The checkered piece is wool. I’ll save that too. The gold pile is flannel and the pile next to it is metalic. Those I’ll pass on. The bicycle pattern is embroidery. I might see if Jazz wants that.
The next bag was $3.
There are all 1-2 yard pieces except for the lime green and the floral at the top. That floral is just border width but there is a lot of it. It will make a great quilt. The brown on the right might go with the blocks from the first bag. I need some sashing for them and that might work.
The best bag of the bunch was this one…$3
I wasn’t sure but was hopeful for this project.
I slowly started taking out pieces. They were already appliqued down.
I started putting the pieces today still hoping and hoping that there was very little to be completed.
OH WOW!! Most of it is here!!!
These need to be appliqued.
These flowers at the top and bottom need to be appliqued.
There is really very little work that needs to be finished.
Even better news, the templates and the pieces are here to finish it.
The binding is all cut and ready to go…I think the binding is even ready. Oh my!
There is extra scrap fabric too.
I am not an applique gal but maybe I can manage to do that much. I’ll likely keep it a year and if I don’t finish it in that time, I’ll pass it on. I still can’t believe how good the deals were.
I did leave one kit there. It was a Christmas tree kit and it didn’t excite me so I left it for someone who might love it.
So if you tally it up…I spent $11.
I got one set of blocks to make a lap quilt.
I got a complete kit, almost finished, applique quilt.
I got one embroidery pattern and fabric and 2 yards of fabric I’ll donate.
I got about 12 more yards of fabric.
WOWZA! It’s a good thing I don’t find those deals every day. My sewing room would be overflowing.
So…of the four bags, would you have bought them? Would have left them? Would have bought only one of the bags? Curious minds want to know! Leave a comment and let me know.