Friday, May 13, 2011

The Take

Isn't that what the winnings are called when you have finished off a gambling spree? Well, anyway, I embarked on a shopping spree last Friday at our beloved Miller's Dry Goods in Charm, OH, one of the premier spots in Ohio's Amish Country. A quainter place you'll never find!

These 3 stripes are going to become table runners  using that 60-degree angle ruler. I made some at Christmas, and thought these would look good at other times of the year.


I bought an assortment of quarter-yard cuts of purple and gold batiks for finishing the blocks on Emma's quilt.

I only bought larger cuts of 3 fabrics - on the left is a beautiful floral from the Luna Notte line. Then we have a scarlet and gray combination to use on the OSU Buckeye t-shirt quilt I am going to get started on. I bought 12 shirts at a thrift store, found these two fabrics in the bargain basement, got to take an additional 30% off of that, so this t-shirt quilt will be a real economic creation.  Whoo-hoo!!

I remember a time not all that long ago when I thought that all this pre-cut hoopla was a bunch of nonsense. A gimick. Who on earth would fall for such an absurd marketing ploy??? Well, my opinions have changed in a drastic way.

So, here are 4 layer cakes and 2 jelly rolls. Yeah, I'm singing a different tune now. *cheesy grin*

I've always been a sucker for these fat quarter bundles. This is one I picked up in Coshocton on our way home. Their shop is small, but we found some sweet treasures there, so I think all of us were glad we made the stop. This bundle is Pom Pom de Paris, and I am still salivating. I made Tag Sale with a pack similar to this; I'm thinking I might make a second Tag Sale with this one. Any opinions??

NOTE: This was supposed to be scheduled to post on 5-13. I'm posting it now; since everyone seems to think that Bloggers' troubles are fixed. Hopefully, I won't find that this will eventually be recovered and end up being posted twice.

3 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Beautiful fabrics. All very much to my taste!

Lori said...

Oh yeah! The motherload! I love sales and shopping with friends!

Vivian said...

You have definitely made a haul, Ms Jayne. I'm still holding out on the precut fabrics, only because I have so much in my house already. I can't justify buying anything more. I was also wary of what I considered just a marketing ploy, but the popularity doesn't seem to be dying down.