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Remember I told you that last weekend I was going to go to that auction that had all the fabric and quilt tops. I kind of thought I might end up with a box of fabric but after seeing it…I decided…nah. I ended up going to the thrift stores instead and found a bag of fabric that better suited my needs….this….
As you can see, I paid $8 for it.
It was a pretty big bag so I thought the price was okay. The thing that sealed the deal on my buying it was the flip side of the bag…lots of my favorite color…SEE?
I opened it up over nap time while my childcare kids were sleeping, by this one woke early and came out…We ended up making a game of it and actually I think it was good for her. Fabric, unlike the primary colors in a crayon box, has much more variety in shades and tones. It took me a little convincing that it was okay to put the brick red, almost burgundy pieces with the red. Then I said, we’re just doing “kind of” colors. I started asking “what color is this kind of like?” Our sorting went much better then.
This is what we ended up with….
Check out my big pile of reds. There are 20ish different pieces. That will give the scrap quilt in my mind a great start.
I’m guessing this will be borders on a quilt make from shirt fabrics one day. There is 2 yards there and it was 50 cents. Great deal and well worth the risk that I might not ever use it.
I’m so glad I passed on the auction fabric and grabbed this instead. It’s MUCH less dated and more the colors I wanted.