I really blew it out this week on purchases. No excuses, except I've been so good this year ...... and it was killing me! However bad this report is, it's way better than prior years. So I guess progress is being made.
Four yards of this Floursack by Windham for a backing. It will be perfect for the back of an old utility quilt I'm finishing for my sister-in-law that was made by her mother and grandmother. It's even the same vintage. I wanted a whole bolt of this, but a cooler head prevailed. :)
Yes, I do practice restraint occasionally while poking buttons at the Fat Quarter Shop. Occasionally. Ask Kimberly. She'll tell you!
Then oodles of Civil War came in. Oodles of it. First is Sweet Emilie. That's the two bottom packs in the picture below. This is the prettiest Civil War line I've seen in a long time. The colors are so soft. Will I be able to cut these?
Hello, my name is Vicky. I'm a ..... oh, never mind.
Also, a tower of Little Gatherings. Look at that range of neutrals to black. Gorgeous!
The box I was most excited about was Scandanavian Christmas.
Sorry for the blurry picture. My hands got all trembly when I opened the box this morning! I poked a few buttons, and then decided to find the pattern I wanted to make before ordering the borders/backing. Well, that was a mistake. This stuff is selling like hotcakes! The piece I wanted was gone, I tell you, gone! Youdathunk I'd have learned that lesson by now. Get it while it's there! ROFLOL. I bought so much of this line that I think I'll be able to wing it, though, so don't feel too sorry for me. Oh, and the best part of this? It blends very well with the first couple of French General lines. So you see? I'm all set!! :)
I also picked up a couple of yards of shirtings, and another piece for a backing.
So there you have it, all 53 yards of it.
EDIT: Oops, I forgot one of the pictures. More Civil War fabrics, Cotton Club.
Next up, shopping for an 18-bedroom house to store all of this stuff!
Year to Date:
Busted: 318.73 yards
Purchased: 431.025 yards
Net YTD: (112.295) yards busted :(
I'll get up a give-away later today. I asked Penny to pick a number and she chose "50" - so 50 it is. Hmmmm, I wonder what that means........