I Can’t Say No!

Sometimes I can’t say no and sometimes I really should…or at least Hubby thinks I should.  Take for example a garage sale….

I was at a garage sale over the weekend.  I didn’t plan on going.  I was off taking the recycling to the recycling trailer they keep set up here in town and noticed a sign that said “Garage Sale”.  At first I didn’t go because I didn’t have money with.  Then I just went.  This is small town.  I knew the people would “hold” something for me if I did find something and would have to run home and get money.  I figured I wouldn’t find anything anyway…but I did.

I know some of you have more will power.  I know some of you would run away….me, it was like a magnet pulling me to this box.

FABRIC!!!  But not just any fabric.  It was that old 80’s calico brown that my mom had….I’m sure, like my Hubby, some of you are wondering why old 80’s calico brown would have my heart singing.

EASY ANSWER….I have Pfefferneuse in mind.  Pfefferneuse?  Yep.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt in her String Fling book.  It’s been on my want list to make, like most of the quilts in that book are, but I really didn’t have many browns in my scrap box.

I figured I could break the bank and fork out the $1 for the whole box.  Yep…  $1.  The box is one that a ream of paper comes in and the majority of the fabrics are brown or neutrals with brown accents…It’s perfect for the project.

I am going to liven the fabric up with some of my newer fabric but this will help me get the most of the quilt tackled.  I couldn’t be happier….well maybe, if I was actually sewing it right now I would be happier.

Sometimes I don’t have enough “string” pieces of fabric and I just hate cutting down expensive fabric to make strings so this is perfect.  I am not going to feel one bit bad when a bunch of this gets cut into strings.  I don’t want the quilt to look completely dated so adding in some new fabric will disguise the old.

Once this wedding is past I am hoping for some serious sewing time and I hope this box is part of it….

P.S.  So does that make this a UFO??

11 thoughts on “I Can’t Say No!”

  1. Hi Jo!!
    Nice find! You will go through that box in no time with that pattern!! I would have scooped it up too. With the prices of fabric going up and up, ,I too, look for fabric at sales. I found a sale just before our retreat in July! I bought a LARGE shoe box full of good thread for $10.00. When I got it home and counted the spools..I paid SEVEN cents per spool of good quality thread. I was very happy with that purchase, and the fabric that I purchased there also.
    Hugs Connie

  2. I love it. That $1 was well spent. I just found a garage sale to go to tomorrow and will have to skip part of an exercise class to go to it. AND I DONT NEED MORE FABRIC. so my excuse is that there is yarn for my mother in law.

  3. Not a UFO. You bought basic material with a specific project in mind. It doesn’t become a UFO until you start it, then leave off to work on something else. At least, that’s my definition. Have fun!

  4. It doesn’t become a UFO until you have actually started it. At least I hope so. If putting fabrics and a pattern together makes it a UFO, then I have 25 UFO’s in a tub besides the official UFO tub! I like that pattern too.

  5. i would have had to make a trip to Iowa to pop you on the head if you had passed up a deal like that! I would have brought my big tub of brown fabric along though. :) Looks like you’ve got another gorgeous quilt in your future. I love that pattern too.

  6. Jo! What a wonderful find for you! I think you were meant to have these fabrics! Now if you had specifically gone searching for “browns” you probably wouldn’t have found any. So big congratulations to you! No, it’s not a UFO until you start a quilt project then abandon it!

  7. I recognize quite a few of those brown fabrics….actually I still have some of them. This past winter when I was cutting and sorting scraps I put aside the brown and reds for Pfefferneuse..high on my list of quilts to make.

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