I told you that Kelli and I went to Forest Mills Quilt Shop by Postville. We love the ladies that own the store. They are totally our kind of girls. Kelli and I don’t get over there nearly as often as we’d like but when we do go…we break the bank. This is my haul.
Check out this fireman fabric. I’m not sure what I’m doing with it but I think it will be a quilt for the firemen’s benefit here in town. I’m also thinking of being really cheesy and making pillowcases with it for Hubby. Whatever happens with it, it’s sure to be fun!!
Remember a bit ago I got it in head to make all of the quilts in one of Bonnie Hunter’s books….well I got fabric to complete the ones I haven’t done yet….this is for Daylilies….
This is for Tulip Fields….
Yep both of them are going to be done in batiks. I used up LOTS of my scraps of batiks when I made Charlotte’s Baskets….I really don’t have more strings of batiks but the gals at the shop gifted us a bag that Kelli and and I are sharing plus we bought a few quarter yard cuts that we are going to share. Yep…I am cutting some good fabric down into strings. Crazy, I know. My batik obsession is growing.
These I bought for projects. The burgundy on top is to be a binding for a quilt that we aren’t sharing yet. The dark one on the bottom has already been cut and used for the inner border of Fair and Square.
The number fabric was on the clearance rack. I’ll use it as a backing for a charity or future quilt. The Other piece with words…that’s for my collection of word fabric.
The gray with the roses I simply loved and bought it for no reason at all….There is enough for a border for a quilt in the future. The blue/green I bought on a whim. I still wasn’t completely happy with my choices for Charlotte’s Baskets sashing and border fabrics. I showed them all to you last Monday in my What I’m Working Report.
I knew I like the blue and green combo best but just wasn’t happy with the inner border fabric choices. When I got home I paired this with the others and finally…I like this.
I said before with all of this that there really wasn’t a bad choice with this quilt….that’s still true. I do like this best though so now….FULL SPEED AHEAD!
…and that’s what came home with us from the quilt shop. Kelli has the batiks quarter yard cuts we bought and is cutting them all in half….I can’t wait to get those pieces….have I said how much batiks have gotten under my skin? That’s okay…..everyone needs something to keep their sewing fresh. Right now for me, it’s batiks.
So are you like me? Do you avoid the quilt shop and then once you go break the bank? or you do you buy a little along the way? I’d love to hear about your buying habits.