I was looking through pictures on my phone and realized that I completely forgot to put this picture in a previous blog post and tell you about the fabric I purchased at the time.
Remember not too long ago I took a road trip and went to visit Ila and my niece. I had stopped at the Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Manchester, Iowa. Well these are my purchases…
Funny thing is..I already cut into a lot of the fabric. That’s how I like to buy quilt shop fabric. I like to have a plan for it and start using it right away….scrap fabric that comes in or that I get via thrifting..I’m not picky about when that gets used.
I was busy cutting out Winston Ways and needed the black for the star blocks. I even bought some fabric for binding the quilt..the black diagonal stripe is for the that. I love diagonal stripes for binding. I have all that cut up and ready to go. Now I just need machine time.
I bought a big chunk of black too. I thought about using it as backing. It was on the clearance rack at just $6 a yard. That’s hard to say no to…especially when I have quilts that need backings. I’m not sure this one will go on Winston Ways but it will get used.
The pile of fat quarters…well, I have a wedding quilt in mind. Right now not much of it has been cut. I need to get on that though….time is ticking and the wedding is getting really close.
The little “pattern” in the front….that’s a row by row quilt pack. The row from the Quiltmaker’s Shoppe features a bee hive with bees buttons. My friend Michelle that blogs over at Michelle’s Romantic Tangle is doing the row by row quilts and she and her husband have bees….Perfect for her.
Happily I haven’t caved to the row by row pressure. Some things I am glad I can avoid and say no to. I collect so many other things. Goodness knows I don’t need another collection.
So that’s what I bought…
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