Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shopping Trip

There's almost nothing better than a trip with quilting friends to a fabric shop. And when the fabric shop is one that is new to you, then the excitement is even greater. Here's a little peek at 2 fabrics I bought from a "finish the bolt" sale - $4.50/yard! I think these will do nicely for backing or, in the case of the green floral, a gorgeous border. The bottom piece is already represented in my stash, so whatever I decide to do with the previous piece will now for sure get a backing!

The store we visited is about 2 hours north of here in Marion, OH. The Good Wives Company is a treasure, and I am surprised that I wasn't familiar with it. Their specialty is reproduction fabrics, kits and patterns, along with primitive decorating items. The store smelled more like a bakery than a fabric shop! And, I discovered that the aromas were due to more than candles and potpourri: sugar cookies and coffee were available for shoppers to enjoy.

Back to the fabrics . . . I studied my purchases very carefully. I do like reproduction fabrics, but I have lately branched out to soft florals and, of course, my beloved Kaffe Fassett. Since I didn't have a project in mind or a quilt on the must-do list, I followed my first shopping rule: get one fabric of several basic colors. So, I looked for a great red, blue, yellow, green and neutral. I found the following:

Then I followed my other shopping rule: when I'm not looking for specific fabrics, get fat-packs. So, this one waved at me, looked at me with big, hopeful eyes, and I gave in...

So, my stash continues to grow, my wallet shrank just a bit, but best of all, I had a great day with new friends and discovered a great new store. Finally, here is a picture of the day's haul.

Tonight my dear Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Trojans of USC. I will have the quilting frame set up in front of the tv, and will work on the remaining baby quilt as I root my team on to a victory! O-H! I-O!

1 comment:

  1. Great fabrics, I like the way you shop for the stash.


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