Bargains from Hettie's Patch

 I did think I would hide my recent purchases from Hettie's Patches sale from you all, but what the heck I am amongst friends!
There are some fat quarters, some half a metre cuts and quite a few metres.  The blue polka dots had to come home, because at $10 p/m it will make the perfect border and backing fabric for some more kids charity quilts.  Thread is essential to life (like fabric), especially when its on sale and I did not have these colours in variegated and I am thinking/hoping variegated thread will make my FMQ look better!  Dont ask why I brought a pink and blue floral, as I am not a floral person!  Perhaps a bag?
Now the purpose of buying cot quilt panels actually alluded me at the time (5 in total, 2 are the same Maisy panel that made a cot quilt HERE), however that was merely because I could smell a bargain and my brain was distracted.  I think some women have that reaction when they see shoes on sale......for me its fabric!
I have a collection of pirate fabric, so I couldn't resist this panel!  I am not sure if I am going to leave to make the quilt run sideways (do you think kids care about this stuff?) or try and add length top and bottom?
Once I got home and realised that we didn't have friends expecting babies this year, I didn't care, as I want to continue making kids charity quilts and using up my novelty stash.  In addition they will be great for practising my FMQ on!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.


7 comments:

  1. lovely fabrics and lots to play with... panels are a great idea for fmq practice...

    Hugz

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  2. New fabric is always a good thing. I like the pirate panel, maybe just add enough top and bottom to square it up. I would imagine a quilt like that would be used as a play mat at times too. That last panel is really cute.

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  3. Don't hide it, the fabric is goegeous and love the panels.

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  4. Lovely finds...Im a big fan of variegated thread so those quite took my fancy !

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  5. Fabric purchases are ALWaYs better when shared with friends...lol
    And "babies/kids" just like the colours... so square it up and use it as a floor play rug as they are REALLY useful! Thanks for joining in FNWF... :)

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  6. Getting a bargain on fabrics gives me a rush too. I adore the red star print. Do you have any plans for that?
    I think panels are a great way to get some size into your charity quilts. For the pirate panel I would add to the top and bottom. When you get the bottom panel into a quilt you could practice your FMQ around the various shapes.

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  7. They are great panels, I'm sure that the kids wouldn't be to fussed.

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