So one of my goals for the year was to not buy much fabric unless I needed it to finish a project. I’ve been to two quilt shops in two weeks. How’d I do? Meh.
At One Block Over, I got this….
The brown I thought would go with the mystery quilt. The Halloween fabric I thought I would bypass and then Kelli announced “Look Mom fat quarters”. I caved. I also save this fire truck fabric. I really liked it. I so often make a fireman related quilt for the Fireman’s breakfast and I thought this would be perfect. How easy would it be to cut this apart and then add some star block in between. I know some of you will ask about the fabric so I took a picture of the selvage edge.
I ended up at Red Roxy in Decorah with the hope of finding some good batiks to finish my Scrap Crystals and Mystery quilt. I bought these but still don’t know how I feel about the mystery quilt. These weren’t my dream pieces. I should learn that if I want batiks in my area I really need to go to Crazy to Quilt in Cedar Falls.
Do you see the little bag with ABCs on it? Want to know what’s inside? I looked and was in love. It was this….it’s little ABC clips like clothespins. I know they are for organizing and binding in a quilt room but……best yet I want to get a little basket and keep them in my sewing room. Carver isn’t big enough for them yet but someday he will be. I want them there to keep him occupied if I want to sew. He can clip them around the edge of the basket in alphabetical order. He can find the letters to his name. PERFECT for a Grandma or mom to have in her “keep them busy arsenal.
My Decorah day was great for thrifting. Stop back tomorrow and see all of the goodies I got.