I should have written about my fabric purchases earlier but I didn’t get that far. I got distracted by all sorts of other things and my fabric has languished on the table. Remember way back in October when Kelli and I spoke at the NE Iowa Quilt Guild Quilt Show? Well that’s the day I purchased this fabric. I’m certainly overdue to write about it.
I have a rule in my house. Anything that needs to be written about on the blog stays on my dining room table until I blog about it. This fabric has been there awhile….I need to clean off the table but can’t until I write about it so…here goes.
I did tell you about part of what I bought. That was the cute-cute sock monkey baby quilt that I put together and gave my new childcare baby. If you missed that read about it here.
The other things I got from a vendor from a shop that closed in Wisconsin. I hadn’t heard of her shop before….want to know what enticed me into her booth? If you said her scrap bucket, you’d be right!! She had a big bowl filled with scraps. Any scrap in the bowl was five cents each! WOW. Five cents each!! If you know me at all, you know that had me digging in the scraps. I ended up with this pile…31 pieces. They are all sizes. A couple are fat quarters and one was almost a 1/2 yard. All this was $1.55.
The lady vending said that she had a quilt shop for many years and had accumulate all sorts of scraps. She was happy to get rid of them. As we were talking I told her I was a blogger and that we had a quilt book. She asked about a business card. I didn’t have one in my purse but did have one with our quilts so I went to get one. I ended up bringing her a copy of our book to look at telling her I’d come back and get it at the end of the day.
Our day went on. We did our shows and we packed up. As I was getting ready to leave I remembered the book and went back to get it. We talked a bit and then I saw that she had refilled her scrap bowl. Well…(you know me)…I started digging again. I came up with this pile then. There are 15 pieces this time…so 75 cents bought this!
When I was doing that Kelli was finalizing a few things. When I caught up to her she asked what took so long. I told her I raided the scrap bowl again. She laughed and said, “I should have known”.
So that’s how I ended up with more fabric.
….and how I ended up with this awesome wooden bowl? A thrift store find the same day.
I think my fabric are going to hang out here until I get a chance to cut them all up and put them in my scrap users system.
In my defense, who can resist fabric at five cents each? Could you resist 5 cent each pieces of scraps? Am I the only crazy one?
To see what other are doing with their fabric, check out Patchwork Times.