Well, well, well, just what do we have here? It is a sweet little stack of ten fat eighths of the most amazing color combination! I picked them up on Saturday when Honna and Helen and I drove out to Sauder's for some retail therapy. Golly, I love that store!
Helen had disappeared for a bit and when I went in search of her, I found her examining some pre-cut stacks. So I thought I would help her and I ended up with two of the stacks in my take-home pile! Of course you can click on the photo for a closer look. Which you might want to do . . . .
There's this stack, more about which later in this post, and then there is . . .
This stack! This one is fat quarters of some absolutely excellent pink and brown CW repros. I have this quilt for Caroline in mind that calls for such fabrics as these. I had seen the pattern in a Keepsake Catalog and decided I didn't need a pattern but I could figure out how to make the quilt myself.
The first fun step, of course, is acquiring the pink and brown fabrics. I suspect that the HST making will get a little bit tedious, but I have at least eight months before Carrie will be ready for a big girl bed. I'd like to get started on this project during this summer and perhaps even be getting it quilted early in the winter.
Next we have a fabric that I just had to have. Honna found it, actually, and she bought a huge hunk. I found her with it at the cutting table and when I saw those dancing ladies, I just knew I had to have some for myself.
I'd picked up the orange earlier in the morning without knowing what I was going to do with it -- this is something I don't often do, actually. But I was dazzled by it and planned to buy a piece just to have on hand. Then I realized that it would really look great with those dancing ladies. I think I see a big bag for myself here, yes?
These CW repros are ones I ordered from the Zands website earlier in the week when they were 20 percent off. For you readers who are also near Philadelphia, did you know you can place an order with Zands and in the instructions box ask them not to ship it but to hold it at the Sauder's cash register for you to pick up. They'll refund your postage and stil tie it up in a nice fabric strip for you!
I'm going to use these for the Quilt for Melanie Wilkes swap. In fact, tonight I cut and stitched some nine-patches from them.
The first place I always look when I walk into the store is that big table of flatfolds to the left. I really hit the jackpot this time -- see these fabrics? They are flatfolds of five yards each at $2.29 per yard! No, they won't cut them for you. But five yards at $2.29 makes some truly magnificent backs. I bought five. Or maybe six. Some of the same fabrics were on the bolts on the shelves for about $9 per yard.
Okay, back to the darling little stack at the top of the post. They are my give-away in late celebration of my 700th post a week or so ago. You know what to do -- leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a random number on Friday for a winner. No extra chances for posting about it on your blog -- My goal here is not to increase my readership but rather to do something nice for the peoploe who hang out here regularly. Like you.
Oh, and by the way, thanks to Helen, Honna and me, the economy of the Muddy Creek area is intact. Not to worry.